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The Newspaper and Broadcasting Center of Shizuoka, including the headquarters of Shizuoka Broadcasting System (SBS)
AffiliationsJapan News Network
OwnerShizuoka Broadcasting System
FoundedOctober 1, 1952
First air date
November 1, 1958
Former call signs
JOVR-TV (1958-2011)
Former channel number(s)
11 (analog, VHF, 1958-2011)
Technical information
Licensing authority

Shizuoka Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS, 静岡放送株式会社) is a Japanese broadcaster in Shizuoka. Its radio station is affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), and its TV station is affiliated with JNN (Japan News Network).


Shizuoka Broadcasting applied for a license on April 20, 1951, and was founded on October 10, 1952, with Mitsunosuke Oishi as its first president.[1]

As Radio Shizuoka, broadcasts started on November 1, 1952, as the seventeenth commercial radio station to open in Japan. Initially it broadcast on 1450kc, but on August 1, 1953, the station moved to 1400kc. On September 12, it applied for a television license. Said station signed on for the first time on November 1, 1958, as the twelfth overall.

The abbreviation, SBS, has been used since September 22, 1960. Color broadcasts started on September 26, 1965, for networked programming and on September 1, 1966, for local programming. On October 1, 1969, less than a year after TV Shizuoka signed on, most of the Fuji TV programming moved to the station as it joined FNS.

On October 3, 2011, SBS joined radiko.



SBS Radio

Digital TV (ID:6)

JOVR-DTV - SBS Digital Television

Analog TV

JOVR-TV - SBS Television (analog ended July 24, 2011)







  1. ^ Column "Japanese newspaperman", conviction newspaper manager - contributing to the development of the Shizuoka Shimbun Mitsunosuke Oishi (Akihiko Sunohara, professor emeritus at Sophia University), Newspark (Japan Newspaper Museum) official website.