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Nippon TV

Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Native name 日本テレビホールディングス株式会社
Type Public Kabushiki Gaisha
Traded as TYO: 9404
Founded Tokyo, Japan (October 28, 1952 (1952-10-28))
Founders Matsutaro Shoriki
Headquarters 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Key people Yoshio Okubo (President)
Services Broadcasting holding company
  • Increase¥326,423 million (FY2012)
  • ¥305,460 million (FY2011)
Operating income
  • Increase¥35,429 million (FY2012)
  • ¥32,249 million (FY2011)
Net income
  • Increase¥25,284 million (FY2012)
  • ¥22,729 million (FY2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥598,075 million (FY2012)
  • ¥543,228 million (FY2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥488,120 million (FY2012)
  • ¥446,038 million (FY2011)
Owners list at "Shareholders"
Employees 3,259 (as of March 31, 2013, consolidated)
  • AX-ON Inc.
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • BS Nippon Corprtasion
  • CS Nippon Corporation
  • Nippon Television-News 24 Corporation
  • VAP Inc.
  • NTV Events Inc.
  • Nippon Television Music Corporation
  • Nppon Television Art Inc.
  • NTV Technical Resources Inc.
Website //
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Native name 日本テレビ放送網株式会社
Type Public Kabushiki Gaisha
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication
Founded Tokyo, Japan (April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26))
Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation
Headquarters 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Employees 1,193 (as of April 1, 2013)
Parent Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Website //
Kantō Region, Japan
Branding Nippon TV
Slogan "Go! Next 60" (60th anniversary slogan, 2013)
Channels 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
Network Nippon Television Network System
Owner Yomiuri Group
Founded October 28, 1952 (1952-10-28)
First air date August 28, 1953
Sister station(s) BS Nittele
Nittele Plus
Nittele News 24
Nittele G+
Former channel number(s) 4 (VHF(analog, 1953-2011))
Transmitter coordinates

Nippon Television Network Corporation (日本テレビ放送網株式会社 Nippon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha), doing business as Nippon TV, 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".

History of Nippon Television

  • September 4, 1953: Matsutaro Shoriki announces his plan to create Nippon TV.
  • July 1952: Nippon TV 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.
  • March 5, 1979: Zoom! Morning! (jp:ズームイン!!朝!) airs for the first time.
  • 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]
  • 1989: Conclusion of the Ikuta studio (jp:生田スタジオ).
  • 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.
  • 2011: Nittele becomes the top broadcaster in Japan, beating the previous record-holder Fuji Television.[4] NTV's victory was propelled by high ratings of its Wednesday nightly drama Kaseifu no Mita.
  • April 26, 2012: Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is founded.
  • October 1, 2012: Nippon Television Network Corporation (first) transitions to a certified broadcasting holing company, Nippon Television Holdings, Inc., and Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is renamed Nippon Television Network Corporation (second).
  • February 1–2, 2013: NTV and NHK General TV (which is also celebrating its own 60th year) collaborate for a two-day TV special.
  • January 2014: English name changed from Nippon Television to Nippon TV.

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.[5]

Cultural projects

1980s : The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was cleaned with NTV's financial help.[6] (see also:Restoration of the Sistine Chapel frescoes)

April 2005 : The Mona Lisa Viewing Room at the Louvre, Paris, was completed. The renovation was sponsored by NTV.[6]

July 2010 : The renovation of the exhibition area in the Louvre for Venus de Milo was also completed with the support of NTV.[7]


  • as of March 31, 2013[8]
  1. The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings: 14.6%
  2. Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation: 6.4%
  3. The Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo): 6.0%
  4. CBNY-ORBIS Funds: 3.8%
  5. Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (trust account): 3.8%
  6. Teikyo University: 3.7%
  8. State Street Bank & Trust Company: 3.0%
  9. NTT DoCoMo, Inc.: 3.0%
  10. The Master Trust Bank of Japan Ltd. (trust account): 2.7%


Digital TV

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

Analog TV

Stopped analog TV on July 24, 2011.

  • 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


Logo of Nippon Television until 2014


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

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)



  • 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)
  • Magical Zunou Power!! (マジカル頭脳パワー!!): 1990-1999
  • 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)
  • BabyTV (ベイビーTV)
  • Cartoon KAT-TUN (カートゥンKAT-TUN, Kātūn Katūn?)
  • AKBingo!
  • 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)
  • Music Lovers


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 has also produced and broadcast popular anime series like Claymore, Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, as well as Detective Conan and InuYasha (which are produced through its Osaka affiliate, Yomiuri TV). As of now, NTV is currently producing a second anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter. NTV has also been broadcasting the yearly Lupin III TV specials since 1989, which they co-produce with TMS Entertainment. Nippon Television announced on February 8, 2011, that it would make the anime studio Madhouse its subsidiary after becoming the primary stockholder at about 85%, via a third-party allocation of shares for about 1 billion yen (about US$12 million).[9][10] On January 29, 2014, Nippon Television announced that it will purchase a 54.3% stake in Tatsunoko Production and adopt the studio as a subsidiary.[11][12]

See also


  1. ^ Nippon Television Network Corporation
  2. ^ a b Nippon Television Network Corporation
  3. ^ a b c Nippon Television Network Corporation
  4. ^ みんなミタ! 日テレ"ミタ効果"で8年ぶり視聴率3冠王. Oricon (in Japanese). 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Skyscraper Defense". Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  6. ^ a b The New York Times 'In Louvre, New Room With View of 'Mona Lisa
  7. ^ The Louvre
  8. ^ "Business Report (from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013)" (PDF). Nippon Television Holdings, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "NTV to Make Madhouse Anime Studio Its Subsidiary" (in Japanese).  
  10. ^ "Notification of NTV's Subscription of MADHOUSE Share Allotment". Nippon Television. February 8, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "NTV Buys 54.3% Stake in Anime Studio Tatsunoko Production".  
  12. ^ "Tomy to sell Tatsunoko Production to TV station".  

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