NHK General TV

NHK General TV
NHK General TV
NHK General TV logo.svg
Launched February 1, 1953
Owned by NHK
Country Japan
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Shibuya, Japan
Analogue terrestrial Until 2011
Digital terrestrial Channel 1 (Tokyo)

NHK General TV (NHK総合テレビジョン NHK Sōgō terebijon?) is the main television service of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). It shows news, drama, quiz/variety shows, music, sports, anime and specials which directly compete with its commercial counterparts. It is well known for its nightly newscasts, regular documentary specials and popular historical dramas. Among the programs NHK General TV broadcasts are the annual New Year's Eve spectacular Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the year-long Taiga drama, and the daytime Asadora.

The name in Japanese is often abbreviated Sōgō terebi (総合テレビ?). Also "GTV" and "NHK G" are used. The word Sōgō is added for distinction to the official name without it. See also NHK Educational TV.

The NHK programs are composed based on the Japan Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting Code.

NHK domestic stations and FM / Radio 1 / GTV services

Stations as of March 31, 2007.

Here (Ch.) means the number to select the channel by a remote control.

Region Broadcasting station (Kanji) Analog Digital Prefecture
FM Radio 1 General TV
Call sign Ch. (Ch.) Call sign
Hokkaidō Sapporo (札幌) JOIK-FM JOIK JOIK-TV 3 (3) JOIK-DTV Ishikari-Shiribeshi-Sorachi Subpref.
Hakodate (函館) JOVK-FM JOVK JOVK-TV 4 (3) Oshima-Hiyama Subpref.
Asahikawa (旭川) JOCG-FM JOCG JOCG-TV 9 (3) Kamikawa-Rumoi-Sōya Subpref.
Obihiro (帯広) JOOG-FM JOOG JOOG-TV 4 (3) Tokachi Subpref.
Kushiro (釧路) JOPG-FM JOPG JOPG-TV 9 (3) Kushiro-Nemuro Subpref.
Kitami (北見) JOKP-FM JOKP JOKP-TV 3 (3) Abashiri Subpref.
Muroran (室蘭) JOIQ-FM JOIQ JOIQ-TV 9 (3) Iburi-Hidaka Subpref.
Tōhoku Aomori (青森) JOTG-FM JOTG JOTG-TV 3 (3) JOTG-DTV Aomori
Akita (秋田) JOUK-FM JOUK JOUK-TV 9 (1) JOUK-DTV Akita
Yamagata (山形) JOJG-FM JOJG JOJG-TV 8 (1) JOJG-DTV Yamagata
Morioka (盛岡) JOQG-FM JOQG JOQG-TV 4 (1) JOQG-DTV Iwate
Sendai (仙台) JOHK-FM JOHK JOHK-TV 3 (3) JOHK-DTV Miyagi
Fukushima (福島) JOFP-FM JOFP JOFP-TV 9 (1) JOFP-DTV Fukushima
Kantō-Kōshin'etsu Tokyo (東京) JOAK-FM JOAK JOAK-TV
1 (1) JOAK-DTV
Yokohama (横浜) JOGP-FM -- 1 (1) Kanagawa
Chiba (千葉) JOMP-FM -- 1 (1) Chiba
Saitama (埼玉) JOLP-FM -- 1 (1) Saitama
Maebashi (前橋) JOTP-FM -- 1 (1) Gunma
Utsunomiya (宇都宮) JOBP-FM -- 1 (1) Tochigi
Mito (水戸) JOEP-FM -- 1 (1) JOEP-DTV Ibaraki
Kōfu (甲府) JOKG-FM JOKG JOKG-TV 1 (1) JOKG-DTV Yamanashi
Nagano (長野) JONK-FM JONK JONK-TV 2 (1) JONK-DTV Nagano
Niigata (新潟) JOQK-FM JOQK JOQK-TV 8 (1) JOQK-DTV Niigata
Tōkai-Hokuriku Toyama (富山) JOIG-FM JOIG JOIG-TV 3 (3) JOIG-DTV Toyama
Kanazawa (金沢) JOJK-FM JOJK JOJK-TV 4 (1) JOJK-DTV Ishikawa
Fukui (福井) JOFG-FM JOFG JOFG-TV 9 (1) JOFG-DTV Fukui
Shizuoka (静岡) JOPK-FM JOPK JOPK-TV 9 (1) JOPK-DTV Shizuoka
Nagoya (名古屋) JOCK-FM JOCK JOCK-TV 3 (3) JOCK-DTV Aichi
Gifu (岐阜) JOOP-FM -- JOOP-TV 39/3 (3) JOOP-DTV Gifu
Tsu (津) JONP-FM -- JONP-TV 31/3 (3) JONP-DTV Mie
Kansai Osaka (大阪) JOBK-FM JOBK JOBK-TV 2 (1) JOBK-DTV Osaka
Kōbe (神戸) JOPP-FM -- JOPP-TV 28/2 (1) JOPP-DTV Hyōgo
Kyoto (京都) JOOK-FM JOOK JOOK-TV 32/2 (1) JOOK-DTV Kyoto
Ōtsu (大津) JOQP-FM -- JOQP-TV 28 (1) JOQP-DTV Shiga
Hikone (彦根) sub. of Ōtsu -- JOQP -- -- -- --
Nara (奈良) JOUP-FM -- JOUP-TV 51/2 (1) JOUP-DTV Nara
Wakayama (和歌山) JORP-FM -- JORP-TV 32 (1) JORP-DTV Wakayama
Chūgoku Tottori (鳥取) JOLG-FM JOLG JOLG-TV 3 (3) JOLG-DTV Tottori
Matsue (松江) JOTK-FM JOTK JOTK-TV 6 (3) JOTK-DTV Shimane
Okayama (岡山) JOKK-FM JOKK JOKK-TV 5 (1) JOKK-DTV Okayama
Hiroshima (広島) JOFK-FM JOFK JOFK-TV 3 (1) JOFK-DTV Hiroshima
Yamaguchi (山口) JOUG-FM JOUG JOUG-TV 9 (1) JOUG-DTV Yamaguchi
Shikoku Tokushima (徳島) JOXK-FM JOXK JOXK-TV 3 (3) JOXK-DTV Tokushima
Takamatsu (高松) JOHP-FM JOHP JOHP-TV 37 (1) JOHP-DTV Kagawa
Matsuyama (松山) JOZK-FM JOZK JOZK-TV 6 (1) JOZK-DTV Ehime
Kōchi (高知) JORK-FM JORK JORK-TV 4 (1) JORK-DTV Kōchi
Kyūshū-Okinawa Fukuoka (福岡) JOLK-FM JOLK JOLK-TV 3 (3) JOLK-DTV Nishifukuoka (city of Fukuoka, etc.)
Kitakyūshū (北九州) JOSK-FM JOSK JOSK-TV 6 (3) JOSK-DTV Higashifukuoka (city of Kitakyūshū, etc.)
Saga (佐賀) JOSP-FM JOSP JOSP-TV 38 (1) JOSP-DTV Saga
Nagasaki (長崎) JOAG-FM JOAG JOAG-TV 3 (1) JOAG-DTV Nagasaki
Kumamoto (熊本) JOGK-FM JOGK JOGK-TV 9 (1) JOGK-DTV Kumamoto
Ōita (大分) JOIP-FM JOIP JOIP-TV 3 (1) JOIP-DTV Ōita
Miyazaki (宮崎) JOMG-FM JOMG JOMG-TV 8 (1) JOMG-DTV Miyazaki
Kagoshima (鹿児島) JOHG-FM JOHG JOHG-TV 3 (3) JOHG-DTV Kagoshima
Okinawa (沖縄) JOAP-FM JOAP JOAP-TV 2 (1) JOAP-DTV Okinawa


JIB TV is a Japanese television company in the Japanese NHK Group, which since 2009 produces English-language programs about Japan and Asia for an international audience. The programs will be shown all over the world through the English channel NHK World from the Japanese public service broadcaster NHK, as well as via the player through the JIB TV's website. NHK World TV and production company Jib was started in 2009 with the purpose of disseminating information, knowledge of Japanese and Asian culture and as a counterweight to channels such as CNN International and BBC World.

Japan International Broadcasting Company owns 60 percent of the public service company NHK and to 40 percent of businesses with stakeholders such as Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. Operations are financed for the most part by the Japanese TV license payers but also by external sponsors and advertisers. Broadcasts reach the Scandinavian countries via Astra and Eutelsat satellites. The aim is that in future also be distributed via leading cable and IPTV operators.

In order to release capital from its own budget NHK has moved money from radio to TV business. One consequence was that the Swedish, German and Italian departments of foreign channel Radio Japan was shut down already in autumn 2007.

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