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Japan News Network
JNN logo.svg
TypeBroadcast television network
Picture format1080i HDTV
OwnerTBS Holdings
FoundedAugust 1, 1959[1]: 150-151 
WebsiteJNN Official Website

The Japan News Network (ジャパン ニュース ネットワーク, Japan Nyūsu Nettowāku), or JNN, is a Japanese commercial television network run by TBS Television. The network's responsibility includes the syndication of national television news bulletins to its regional affiliates, and news exchange between the stations. Its member stations also broadcast non-news programs originating from TBS Television.

It also operates the 24-hour satellite and cable news channel TBS News.

Japan News Network stations

Digital channel assignments of JNN affiliates
Digital channel assignments of JNN affiliates

Bold indicates founding members[2]: 150-151 

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Broadcast area (Prefectures)
TBS TBS TV / TBSテレビ JORX-DTV Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, and Tochigi
MBS MBS TV / MBSテレビ JOOY-DTV Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama
CBC CBC TV / CBCテレビ JOGX-DTV Aichi, Gifu, and Mie
ATV Aomori TV / 青森テレビ JOAI-DTV Aomori
ITV i-TV / あいテレビ JOEH-DTV Ehime
rkb RKB Mainichi Hōsō / RKB毎日放送 JOFR-DTV Fukuoka
TUF TV-U Fukushima / テレビユー福島 JOKI-DTV Fukushima
RCC Chūgoku Hōsō / 中国放送 JOER-DTV Hiroshima
HBC Hokkaidō Hōsō / 北海道放送 JOHR-DTV Hokkaidō
MRO Hokuriku Hōsō / 北陸放送 JOMR-DTV Ishikawa
IBC IBC Iwate Hōsō / IBC岩手放送 JODF-DTV Iwate
MBC Minaminihon Hōsō / 南日本放送 JOCF-DTV Kagoshima
KUTV TV Kochi / テレビ高知 JORI-DTV Kōchi
RKK Kumamoto Hōsō / 熊本放送 JOBF-DTV Kumamoto
tbc Tohoku Hōsō / 東北放送 JOIR-DTV Miyagi
MRT Miyazaki Hōsō / 宮崎放送 JONF-DTV Miyazaki
SBC Shin-etsu Hōsō / 信越放送 JOSR-DTV Nagano
NBC Nagasaki Hōsō / 長崎放送 JOUR-DTV Nagasaki
BSN Niigata Hōsō / 新潟放送 JODR-DTV Niigata
OBS Oita Hōsō / 大分放送 JOGF-DTV Oita
RSK RSK San-yō Hōsō / RSK山陽放送 JOYR-DTV Okayama and Kagawa
RBC Ryūkyū Hōsō / 琉球放送 JORR-DTV Okinawa
BSS San-in Hōsō / 山陰放送 JOHF-DTV Shimane and Tottori
SBS Shizuoka Hōsō / 静岡放送 JOVR-DTV Shizuoka
TUT Tulip TV / チューリップテレビ JOJH-DTV Toyama
TUY TV-U Yamagata / テレビユー山形 JOWI-DTV Yamagata
tys TV Yamaguchi / テレビ山口 JOLI-DTV Yamaguchi
UTY TV Yamanashi / テレビ山梨 JOGI-DTV Yamanashi
There are no affiliates in Akita (served by IBC), Fukui (served by MRO and MBS), Tokushima (served by MBS and RSK), and Saga prefectures (served by RKB)
BS-TBS BS-TBS (formerly BS-i) -- National (Broadcasting Satellite)

Former stations

Bold indicates former primary affiliate

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Notes
FTV Fukushima TV / 福島テレビ JOPX-TV Affiliated with JNN from June 1, 1971, to March 31, 1983. Owing to network decisions, it changed networks to FNN. TBS/JNN programming returned to Fukushima in December of that year when TUF launched.[3]: 30 
ABC Asahi Hōsō / 朝日放送 JONR-TV Affiliated with JNN from August 1, 1959, to March 30, 1975. Swapped networks with MBS, which at the time was with TV Asahi/ANN, owing to shareholder issues with the network.[4]: 105, 125, 201-206 
NKT Nihonkai TV / 日本海テレビジョン放送 JOJX-TV Affiliated with JNN from August 1, 1959, to December 14, 1959. Changed networks to NNN when BSS started broadcasting and took TBS's programming.[5]: 30 


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