Abema logo negate.jpg
Type of site
OTT platform
Available inJapanese
FoundedApril 1, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-04-01)
Area servedJapan
OwnerCyberAgent (55.2%)
TV Asahi (36.8%)
Dentsu (5.0%)
Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc. (3.0%)
Key peopleSusumu Fujita (Representative director)
RevenueIncrease ¥6.04 billion (2018)
Operating incomeIncrease ¥18.97 billion (2018)
Net incomeIncrease ¥19.08 billion (2018)
Users35 million (app downloads) (2018)
LaunchedMarch 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)
(Early access)
April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
(Full launch)
Current statusActive

Abema (Japanese: アベマ, stylized as ABEMA) is a Japanese live TV streaming website owned by the entertainment company, AbemaTV, Inc. that provides over-the-top media services to customers in Japan. The website primarily acts as an online television network, with multiple channels including news, sports, entertainment, anime and more. Users can watch most channels for free with the option to become a premium member, allowing them to view past programs on demand. Abema is owned by AbemaTV, Inc., which itself is 55.2% owned by CyberAgent and 36.8% owned by TV Asahi, with the remaining ownership by various other companies, most of them in the media and entertainment industry.

List of channels

Channel name Date launched Description
AbemaNews 2016/3/1
  • 24/7 News Channel
  • Changes to AbemaNews Emergency during emergency broadcasts
AbemaSPECIAL 2016/3/1
  • Streams various original programs, special programs, variety, anime and drama produced by AbemaTV
AbemaSPECIAL2 2016/4/11
  • An alternative channel to AbemaSPECIAL, also broadcasts various programs as the original channel
AbemaGOLD 2016/4/11
  • Streams special programs in addition to various Japanese and Western movies, sports programs and other variety
Drama (ドラマ) 2016/4/11
  • Streams various television dramas, movies and Tokusatsu that have aired in the past


  • Popular Korean and Chinese television dramas and movies
K WORLD[2] 2017/6/18
Abema Anime (Abemaアニメ)[3] 2018/4/1
  • 24/7 anime channel
  • Focuses on new anime that aired in recent years
  • Abema Anime 2 and Abema Anime 3 also runs irregularly to provide more channels for anime streaming
Anime LIVE


Everyone's Anime


  • Mainly streams family oriented anime and nostalgic or older anime
CM 2016/8/8
  • Streams only commercials published by AbemaTV
  • Comments are disabled for this channel
QUEST by Discovery 2019/5/1
MTV HITS 2016/4/11
  • Music videos for western music and songs from MTV
  • Sometimes streams American dramas and reality shows
HIPHOP[5] 2017/1/1
  • Streams hip hop music videos
  • Has a designated DJ for hip-hop music
AbemaRADIO 2017/11/20(J-Wave Period)[6]
2017/12/1 (Full Launch)
  • Broadcasts 9 different radio channels across the nation
Fighting (格闘)[7] 2016/7/31
SPORTS[8] 2016/3/1 (First Launch)
2017/8/1 (Second Launch)
  • Streams various sports competitions and sports related programs
Keirin (競輪) 2019/4/2
  • Streams live keirin competitions and keirin related content
Fishing (釣り) 2016/3/1
  • Streams fishing related content
  • Available worldwide since April 2019[9]
Shogi (将棋)[10] 2017/2/1
  • Streams shogi matches and shogi related content
  • Available worldwide since April 2019[9]
Mahjong (麻雀) 2016/3/1
Overseas AbemaNews 2019/2/25
  • Aimed at Japanese people who are overseas and out of the country as a news channel
  • Unavailable domestically within Japan[11]

Other channels

These channels run on an inconsistent schedule

See also


  1. ^ "インターネットテレビ局「AbemaTV」にて新たに「韓流・華流チャンネル」の開設が決定 | 株式会社サイバーエージェント". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  2. ^ インターネットテレビ局「AbemaTV」にて新たに「K WORLDチャンネル」を開設 ライブ映像をはじめ防弾少年団・EXO・TWICEなどが出演する韓国音楽番組から バラエティやドラマなどすべて無料で放送 | 株式会社サイバーエージェント
  3. ^ a b c 「AbemaTV」2周年で新アニメCHが爆誕!! 独占&世界最速視聴できるアニメ作品倍増 業界初・声優MCによるレギュラー番組 毎日生放送!新アニメCHの豪華ラインナップ解禁 | 株式会社サイバーエージェント
  4. ^ "「AbemaTV」にDiscoveryの新チャンネル『QUEST by Discovery』が開設 5月1日(水)より放送開始 日本初公開の番組も続々登場". CyberAgent. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  5. ^ "インターネットテレビ局「AbemaTV」にて新たに「HIPHOPチャンネル」を開設". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  6. ^ AbemaGOLDチャンネルで「SONAR MUSIC」(月曜 - 木曜 21:00 - 24:00)を配信
  7. ^ "「AbemaTV」にて新たに「格闘チャンネル」の開設が決定". CyberAgent. 2016-07-27. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  8. ^ "「SPORTSチャンネル」開設と「SOCCERチャンネル」「ヨコノリチャンネル」統合のお知らせ | AbemaTV公式ガイド". Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  9. ^ a b c "インターネットテレビ局「AbemaTV」が全世界からの視聴に対応". CyberAgent. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  10. ^ インターネットテレビ局「AbemaTV」にて新たに「将棋チャンネル」を開設 棋界でもっとも格式と歴史のある最高峰の棋戦「名人戦」を生中継 | 株式会社サイバーエージェント
  11. ^ "「AbemaTV」が海外からの視聴に試験対応". CyberAgent. Retrieved 2019-05-08.