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Tokyo Broadcasting System logo 2020.svg
AffiliationsJapan News Network
OwnerTokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
TBS Channel 1
TBS Channel 2
TBS News
First air date
April 1, 1955; 68 years ago (1955-04-01)
Former call signs
JOKR-TV (1955-2001)
JORX-TV (2001-2011)
Former channel number(s)
6 (VHF) (1955-2011)
Call sign meaning
JOKR-(D)TV: JO Kabushiki gaisha Radio Tokyo (former name of TBS)
JORX-(D)TV: JO Radio Tokyo (X)
Technical information
Licensing authority
ERP10 kW (68 kW ERP)
Transmitter coordinates35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
Translator(s)Niijima, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 56

Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 40
Digital: Channel 15
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 55
Digital: Channel 15
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 56
Digital: Channel 43
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 55
Chichibu, Saitama
Analog: Channel 18
Narita, Chiba
Analog: Channel 55
Tateyama, Chiba
Analog: Channel 56
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 56
Yokosuka-Kurihama, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 39
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 37
Digital: Channel 22

Odawara, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 56
Corporate information
Native name
Kabushikigaisha TBS terebi
TypeSubsidiary KK
FoundedMarch 21, 2000 (23 years ago) (2000-03-21) in Tokyo, Japan
HeadquartersTBS Broadcasting Center, Akasaka Gochome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
ParentTBS Holdings, Inc.
Footnotes / references
Data from its Corporate Profile

JORX-DTV, branded as TBS Television (Japanese: TBSテレビ, Hepburn: TBS Terebi) is the flagship station of the Japan News Network (JNN), owned and operated by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.[1], a subsidiary of JNN's owner, TBS Holdings. It operates in the Kantō region and broadcasts its content nationally through TBS-JNN Network, or Japan News Network.

TBS produced the Takeshi's Castle game show, which is dubbed and rebroadcast internationally. The channel was also home to Ultraman and the Ultra Series franchise from 1966 – itself a spinoff to Ultra Q, co-produced and broadcast in the same year – and its spinoffs, most if not all made by Tsuburaya Productions for the network; in the 2010s, Ultra Series moved to TV Tokyo. Since the 1990s it is home to Sasuke (Ninja Warrior), whose format would inspire similar programs outside Japan, by itself a spinoff to the legendary TBS game show Kinniku Banzuke that lasted for 7 seasons.

On May 24, 2017, TBS and five other major media firms (TV Tokyo, Nikkei, Inc., WOWOW, Dentsu and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners) officially announced that they would jointly establish a new company in July to offer paid online video services. TBS Holdings would become the largest shareholder of the new company, Premium Platform Japan, with a 31.5% stake. An official from TBS Holdings, named Yasuhiro Takatsuna, became the new company's president.[2][3][4]


Early history

Matsutarō Shōriki, the former owner of Yomiuri Shimbun, brought forward the original idea of private broadcasting in Japan in 1951.[5]: 82 In June of the following year, NHK, Yomiuri Shimbun, and Radio Tokyo (the first private radio broadcaster), became the first few applicants to apply for a TV broadcast license.[5]: 83–84 



JORX-TV (former callsign: JOKR-TV) - TBS Television ( TBS Terebijōn TBSテレビジョン (former Japanese name: 東京放送 Tōkyō Hōsō))

Islands in Tokyo
  • Niijima - Channel 56
Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Mito - Channel 40
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya - Channel 55
Gunma Prefecture
  • Maebashi - Channel 56
  • Kiryu - Channel 55
Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu - Channel 18
Chiba Prefecture
  • Chiba City - Channel 55
  • Urayasu - Channel 56
Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yokohama-minato - Channel 56
  • Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39
  • Hiratsuka - Channel 37
  • Odawara - Channel 56


JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBS Dejitaru Terebijōn TBSデジタルテレビジョン)


Further information: Japan News Network

TBS programming is also broadcast across Japan News Network affiliate stations nationwide.


Below is a selection of the many programs that the network has broadcast.

Anime programming

Main article: List of anime aired on TBS

See also


  1. ^ Japanese: 株式会社TBSテレビ, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha TBS Terebi
  2. ^ JIJI (24 May 2017). "Six media firms, led by TBS, to start joint online video service". Japan Times. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ Mark Schilling (24 May 2017). "Japan's TBS and Nikkei Head Video Platform Launch". Variety. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Six Japanese media companies to start joint online video service".
  5. ^ a b TBS50年史 [Tokyo Broadcasting's 50 Years] (in Japanese). Tōkyō Broadcasting System. 2002. OCLC 835030477.