Tokyo Broadcasting System

Tokyo Broadcasting System

:"For other uses, see TBS."Infobox Broadcast
call_letters = JORX-(D)TV
location = Kantō Region, Japan
city =
station_branding = TBS
station_slogan =
analog = Channel 6 (VHF)
digital = Channel 22 (UHF - LCN 6)
other_chs = Niijima, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 56
Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 40
Digital: Channel 15
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 55
Digital: Channel 15
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 56
Digital: Channel 43
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 55
Chichibu, Saitama
Analog: Channel 18
Narita, Chiba
Analog: Channel 55
Tateyama, Chiba
Analog: Channel 56
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 56
Yokosuka-Kurihama, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 39
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 37
Digital: Channel 22
Odawara, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 56

affiliations = JNN
network =
owner = Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc.
licensee =
founded =
airdate = April 1955
callsign_meaning =
sister_stations =
former_callsigns = JOKR-TV (1955-2001)
former_channel_numbers =
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power =
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coordinates = coord|35|39|31|N|139|44|44|E|type:landmark_scale:2000
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Nihongo|Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc.|株式会社東京放送|Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Hōsō (tyo|9401) or TBS, is a television network in Tokyo, Japan.

TBS has a 28-affiliate news network called JNN (Japan News Network), as well as a 34-affiliate radio network called JRN (Japan Radio Network) which TBS Radio (TBSラジオ) has. The TV programs of TBS are produced by "Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Incorporated" (株式会社TBSテレビ), etc.

TBS produced the "Takeshi's Castle" game show, which is dubbed and rebroadcast in Indonesia (RCTI, TPI), Germany (DSF), Britain (Challenge), Spain (Cuatro TV), Philippines (GMA NETWORK), India (Pogo TV) and the United States (Spike TV, under the name "MXC", formerly "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge"). This network is also home to the many Ultraman series.

Offices of TBS

*the Headquarters and Studio - TBS Broadcasting Center, 3-6, Akasaka Gochome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
*Midoriyama Studio - 2100, Midoriyama, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Japan
*Kansai Branch Office - HERBIS OSAKA, 5-25, Umeda Nihome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
*Nagoya Branch Station - 23-31, Nishiki Sanchome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan

TBS Group

*Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
*TBS Radio & Communications, Inc.
*TBS Service, Inc.
*TBS-Vision, Inc.
*ACS, Inc.
*Akasaka Video Center Co., Ltd.
*Tokyo Broadcasting System International, Inc.
*TBS TriMedia, Inc.
*Dreamax Television
*Akasaka Graphics Art, Inc.
*F&F, Inc.
*Telecom Sounds
*Procam Co., Ltd.
*Nichion, Inc.;Real Estate Businesses
*Midoriyama Studio City
*TBS Planning, etc.;Others
*Yokohama BayStars (baseball team), etc.

History of TBS

*May, 1951 - Radio Tokyo (KRT, 株式会社ラジオ東京, the predecessor of TBS) was founded in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
*December 25, 1951 - KRT started radio broadcasting (1130 kHz, 50 kW, until July, 1953) from Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and the frequency changed to 950 kHz.
*April, 1955 - KRT started an analog TV broadcasting (JOKR-TV, Channel 6) from Akasaka-Hitotsukicho, Minato, Tokyo.
*November 29, 1960 - KRT was renamed Tokyo Broadcasting System, Incorporated (株式会社東京放送, TBS), and the headquarters and radio studio were moved to Akasaka.
*1971 - The output of TBS Radio was powered up to 100 kW.
*March 31, 1975 - A JNN TV station in Osaka changed from Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS).
*November 23, 1978 - The frequency of TBS Radio changed to 954 kHz.
*1989 - TBS partly took part in Sakamoto family murder by Aum Shinrikyo, and this was swamped with complaints in 1996. [ [ Take a ride on the travel food choo-choo] "The Japan Times"]
*1994 - the present headquarters were completed next to the old headquarters. The present headquarters are called "Big Hat (ビッグハット)".
*March 21, 2000 - TBS founded TBS Radio & Communications Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・ラジオ・アンド・コミュニケーションズ→株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ), TBS Entertainment Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・エンタテインメント), and TBS Sports Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・スポーツ), and founded TBS Live Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・ライブ) the next day. On October 1, 2001, TBS succeeded the radio station to TBS Radio & Communications, and changed callsigns (ex. JOKR-TV → JORX-TV).
*October 1, 2004 - TBS Entertainment merged TBS Sports and TBS Live, and changed the corporate name to "Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Incorporated" (株式会社TBSテレビ).
*October 13, 2005 - Rakuten Inc. announced that it bought 15.46 percent stake in TBS, bringing it up to 19%.
*After over a month and a half of worries over a possible hostile takeover, Rakuten withdraw its bid for TBS on December 1 and plans to form a business alliance with the broadcast company.

tockholders of TBS

*As of July 31, 2008
#Rakuten, Inc. - 16.49%
#The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Pension Account-Pension Trust Account held for Dentsu, Inc.) - 4.89%
#The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 4.47%
#Nippon Life Insurance Company - 4.10%
#Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 3.35%
#Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. - 3.23%
#Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - 3.01%
#Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. - 3.00%
#Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. - 2.60%
#Mitsui & Co., Ltd. - 2.25%



JORX-TV (former callsign: JOKR-TV) - TBS Television (TBSテレビジョン (former Japanese name: 東京放送))
*Tokyo Tower - Channel 6;Islands in Tokyo:*Niijima - Channel 56;Ibaraki Prefecture:*Mito - Channel 40;Tochigi Prefecture:*Utsunomiya - Channel 55;Gunma Prefecture:*Maebashi - Channel 56:*Kiryu - Channel 55;Saitama Prefecture:*Chichibu - Channel 18;Chiba Prefecture:*Chiba City - Channel 55:*Urayasu - Channel 56;Kanagawa Prefecture:*Yokohama-minato - Channel 56:*Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39:*Hiratsuka - Channel 37:*Odawara - Channel 56


JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBSデジタルテレビジョン)
*Remote Controller ID 6
*Tokyo Tower - Channel 22
*Mito - Channel 15
*Utsunomiya - Channel 15
*Maebashi - Channel 36
*Hiratsuka - Channel 22


*Headquartered in Osaka, broadcast in the Kansai area: MBS, Analog: Channel 4, Digital: Channel 16 (Osaka, ID: 4)
*Headquartered in Nagoya, broadcast in the Chukyo area: CBC, Analog: Channel 5, Digital: Channel 18 (Nagoya, ID: 5)
*Headquartered in Sapporo, broadcast in Hokkaidō: HBC, Analog: Channel 1, Digital: Channel 19 (Sapporo, ID: 1)
*Headquartered in Aomori, broadcast in Aomori Prefecture: ATV, Analog: Channel 38, Digital: Channel 30 (Aomori, ID: 6)
*Headquartered in Morioka, broadcast in Iwate Prefecture: IBC, Analog: Channel 6, Digital: Channel 16 (Morioka, ID: 6)
*Headquartered in Nagano, broadcast in Nagano Prefecture: SBC, Analog: Channel 11, Digital: Channel 16 (Nagano, ID:6)

...among others.


Below is a selection of the many programs that the network has broadcast.
*"Kinniku Banzuke (Unbeatable Banzuke in America) a former obstacle based game show that inspired Sasuke
*"Sasuke (Ninja Warrior in the U.S) an obstacle course based game show that was originally part of Kinniku Banzuke
*"Mino Monta Asa Zuba!" (みのもんたの朝ズバッ!!) - from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on Weekdays
*"Sanma's Super Karakuri-TV" (さんまのスーパーからくりTV) - from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. every Sunday
*"Ōgosho Japan" (大御所ジャパン) - from 9:00 p.m. until 9:54 p.m. every Tuesday
*"Utaban (うたばん)" - from 8:00 p.m. until 8:54 p.m. every Thursday
*"Count Down TV"
*The World Heritage
*"Dragon Zakura" (ドラゴン桜)
*"Princess Resurrection"
*"Japan Record Award" (輝く!日本レコード大賞)
*"Food Battle Club"
*"Takeshi's Castle" (風雲!たけし城)
*Evening 5 (イブニング・ファイブ)) - from 4:52 p.m. until 6:55 p.m. on Weekdays
*Karei-naru Ichizoku (華麗なる一族) - TBS 55th anniversary drama starring Takuya Kimura (SMAP)
*Lincoln (リンカーン)
*"THE Pro Yakyu CURRENTYEAR" (ザ・プロ野球CURRENTYEAR) - baseball games of the Yomiuri Giants and the Yokohama BayStars
*"The Masters Tournament"
*"Toray Pan Pacific Open"
*"Volleyball World Championship, Volleyball Grand Prix"
*"IAAF World Championships in Athletics" (IAAF Official Broadcaster with Eurovision)
*"Happy family plan"

Anime Programming


External links

* [ TBS] jp icon
* [ TBS Radio & Communications] jp icon
* [ TBS] en icon

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