Nippon Television

Nippon Television
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Type Kabushiki Gaisha
Traded as TYO: 9404
Industry Broadcasting
Founded Tokyo, Japan (October 28, 1952 (1952-10-28))
Founder(s) Matsutaro Shoriki
Headquarters 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Key people

Noritada Hosokawa

Yoshio Okubo
Revenue increase¥302,894 million (FY 2011)
Operating income increase¥31,670 million (FY 2011)
Net income increase¥21,048 million (FY 2011)
Total assets increase¥528,398 million (FY 2011)
Total equity increase¥427,496 million (FY 2011)
Owner(s) Details
Employees 1,153 (non-consolidated as of September 30, 2011)
Subsidiaries NTV Television Holdings, Inc.
Vap, Inc.
Nippon Television Music Corporation
Nippon Television-News 24 Corporation
NTV America Corporation
NTV International Corporation
NTV Scandia AB
NTV Europe B.V.
Nippon TV logo.svg
Kantō Region, Japan
Branding Nippon Television
Slogan Tokyo Television National
Channels Analog: 4
Digital: 25 (LCN 4)

Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 42
Digital: Channel 14
Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 54
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 53
Digital: Channel 34
Nikkō, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 54
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 54
Digital: Channel 33
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53
Numata, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53

Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 35
Digital: Channel 25
Affiliations Nippon News Network
Owner Nippon News Network
First air date August 28, 1953
Sister station(s) NNN
Transmitter coordinates 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556

Nippon Television Network Corporation (日本テレビ放送網株式会社 Nihon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 9404) is a television network based in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan and is controlled by the Yomiuri Shimbun publishing company. Broadcasting terrestrially across Japan, the network is commonly known as Nihon Terebi (日本テレビ?), contracted to Nittere (日テレ?), and abbreviated as "NTV" or "AX".



Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

History of Nippon Television

  • September 4, 1951: Matsutaro Shoriki announces his plan to create Nippon Television.
  • July 1952: Nippon Television is granted the first TV broadcasting license in Japan.[1]
  • October 28, 1952: Nippon Television Network Corporation is established.[2]
  • August 28, 1953: Nippon Television starts to broadcast television; it is the first commercial television broadcaster in Japan.[2]
  • September 10, 1960: Nippon Television is given the right to broadcast colour television.[3]
  • April 1, 1966: Nippon News Network (NNN) is formed.
  • October 9, 1969: Matsutaro Shoriki, the founder of NTV, dies.
  • 1972: Nippon Television Network System (NNS) is formed.
  • 1974: NTV's London News Bureau opens.
  • 1985: NTV completes a television studio in New York City, which is later sold to CBS.
  • 1987: NTV's cable news channel, NCN, is launched.[3]
  • 1993: Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, Inc. designs Nippon Television's mascot character Nandarō (なんだろう?, lit. What Is It?) to commemorate the channel's 40th Anniversary.[3]
  • April 1998 NCN relaunches as 24-hour news channel, NNN24, available via cable (within Japan) and satellite (in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan).
  • July 2003: The internal network name changes(日テレ, Nippon Television), however "NTV" is still used for overseas as the same font as "日テレ".
  • February 29, 2004: Nippon TV moves its headquarters from Kojimachi to Shiodome.

Life and events

On March 9, 1984, Dan Goodwin, aka Spider Dan, Skyscraperman, in a paid publicity event, used suction cups to climb the 10 floor Nippon Television Kojimachi Annex in Chiyoda.[4]

Cultural projects

In April 2005 the Mona Lisa Viewing Room at the Louvre, Paris, was completed. The renovation was sponsored by NTV.[5]

In July 2010 the renovation of the exhibition area in the Louvre for Venus de Milo was also completed with the support of NTV.[6]


  • as of March 31, 2011
  1. Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings: 27%
  2. CBNY-ORBIS Funds: 9.2%
  3. Japan Trustee Services Bank Co., Ltd. (trust account): 4.2%
  4. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd., Ltd. (trust account): 4.1%
  5. Teikyo University: 3.6%
  6. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Inc.: 3.0%
  7. Recruit Co., Ltd.: 2.6%


Analog TV

  • Call sign: JOAX-TV
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 4
  • Mito: Channel 42
  • Hitachi: Channel 54
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 53
  • Nikko: Channel 54
  • Maebashi: Channel 54
  • Kiryu: Channel 53
  • Numata: Channel 53
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 35

Digital TV

  • Call sign: JOAX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 4
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 25
  • Mito: Channel 14
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 34
  • Maebashi: Channel 33
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 25


TV programs


  • ZIP! (morning news(5:20~8:00[JST]))
  • News Every (Evening news(16:53~19:00[JST]))
  • News Zero (Midnight news(22:54~23:57[JST]))
  • NNN News 24 (24-hour news channel)


  • Nobuta wo Produce (野ブタ。をプロデュース, 2005)
  • Gokusen (ごくせん, 2002/2005/2008)
  • 14 year-old Mother (14才の母, 2006)
  • Yasuko to Kenji (2008)
  • Mother (2010)


  • Family Wisdom of the Itos (伊東家の食卓): end
  • Question for one hundred million people!? Waratte Koraete! (1億人の大質問!?笑ってコラえて!)
  • Guruguru Ninety Nine (Gurunai, ぐるぐるナインティナイン, ぐるナイ)
  • Nazo o toke! Masaka no Mistery (謎を解け!まさかのミステリー): end
  • Sekaiichi Uketai Jugyo (世界一受けたい授業)
  • Enta no Kamisama ~the god of Entertainment~ (エンタの神様 ~the god of Entertainment~)
  • Tokujo! Tensei Shingo (特上!天声慎吾): end
  • Sekai Marumie! TV Tokusoubu (世界まる見え!テレビ特捜部)
  • The! Tetsuwan! DASH!! (ザ!鉄腕!DASH!!)
  • Gyoretsu no dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo (行列の出来る法律相談所)
  • Dotch Cooking Show (どっちの料理ショー, Yomiuri Telecastiong Corp.): end
  • Shōten (笑点;the second longest running TV show in Japan, continuously broadcast since May 1966).
  • Gaki no tsukai (DownTown's Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, ガキの使いやあらへんで!!)
  • Arashi no Shukudai-kun (嵐の宿題くん)
  • Cartoon KAT-TUN (カートゥンKAT-TUN, Kātūn Katūn?)
  • Kyosen to Maetake no Geba Geba 90 pun (Gyosen x Maetake's Geba Geba 90 minutes 巨泉×前武ゲバゲバ90分!)
  • Karikyura Mashin (Curriculumachine カリキュラマシーン)


Special TV programs

  • Kin-chan and Shingo Katori's All Japan Costume Grand Prix (欽ちゃん&香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞)
  • 24 Hour Television, Love Saves the Earth (24時間テレビ「愛は地球を救う」, annual telethon on the TV stations of NNS)
  • Trans America Ultra Quiz (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)
    • All Japan High School Quiz Championship (全国高等学校クイズ選手権)
  • Nippon Television Music Festival (日本テレビ音楽祭)


The company has intimate connections with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki, and holds the exclusive rights to broadcast their motion pictures. It also produced the popular anime series Detective Conan, Death Note, and Hajime no Ippo, as well as InuYasha (which was produced though its Osaka affiliate, Yomiuri TV). As of now, NTV is currently producing a 1998 anime remake of Hunter x Hunter. NTV has also been broadcasting the yearly Lupin III TV specials since 1989, which they co-produce with Tokyo Movie Shinsha. NTV announced in February of 2011, it would make the anime studio MADHOUSE its subsidiary after becoming primary stockholder at about 85%, via a third-party allocation of shares for about 1 billion yen (about US$12 million). [8]

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Coordinates: 35°39′51.9″N 139°45′35.8″E / 35.664417°N 139.759944°E / 35.664417; 139.759944

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