TV Tokyo

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TV Tokyo Holdings Corp
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Terebi Tōkyō Hōrudingusu
TypePublic KK
TYO: 9413
IndustryInformation, Communication
FoundedTokyo, Japan (October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01))
HeadquartersSumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
ServicesHolding company
Revenue¥128,667 million (consolidated, March 2015)
¥5,001 million (consolidated, March 2015)
¥3,089 million (consolidated, March 2015)
Total assets¥100,565 million (consolidated, March 2015)
Number of employees
ParentNikkei, Inc. (31.46%)
BS TV Tokyo
TV Tokyo Corporation
TV Tokyo Medianet
TV Tokyo Music
TV Tokyo Corporation
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Terebi Tōkyō
FormerlyTokyo Channel 12 Production, Ltd.
株式会社東京12チャンネルプロダクション (1968-1973)
Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd.
株式会社東京12チャンネル (1973-1981)
Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd. (1981-2004; English name only)
TypeSubsidiary KK
IndustryInformation, Communication
FoundedTokyo, Japan (July 1, 1968 (1968-07-01))
HeadquartersSumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
ServicesBroadcasting, TV program production, etc.
ParentTV Tokyo Holdings Corporation
TV Tokyo logo 20110629.svg
Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower 2018.jpg
Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 7
BrandingTV Tokyo
AffiliationsTX Network
OwnerTV Tokyo Corporation
BS TV Tokyo
Founded1951; 70 years ago (1951)
First air date
April 22, 1964; 56 years ago (1964-04-22)
Former call signs
12 (VHF) (1964-2011)
Former channel number(s)
12 (1964-2011)
Independent (1964–1983)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
ERP10 kW (68 kW ERP)
Transmitter coordinates35°39′50″N 139°44′36″E / 35.66389°N 139.74333°E / 35.66389; 139.74333
Translator(s)Mito, Ibaraki
Digital: Channel 18
Links (in Japanese)
Former TV Tokyo Toranomon headquarters
Tennōzu Isle studios

JOTX-DTV, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 23), branded as TV Tokyo[a] and often abbreviated as "Teleto"[b], a blend of "terebi" and "Tokyo", is the flagship station of the TXN Network headquartered in the Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, owned-and-operated by the TV Tokyo Corporation[c] subsidiary of listed certified broadcasting holding company TV Tokyo Holdings Corporation[d], itself a subsidiary of Nikkei, Inc.[1] It is one of the major Tokyo television stations, particularly specializing in anime.


TV Tokyo was established by the Japan Science Foundation in 1951 and started broadcasting, as Science TV Tokyo Channel 12 Television (科学テレビ東京12チャンネルテレビ, Kagaku Terebi Tōkyō Jūni-channeru Terebi) on April 12, 1964. It took its name from its VHF frequency channel 12. It almost went bankrupt in 1968; on 1 July that year, a limited liability company, Tokyo Channel 12 Production was established with the help of the Nikkei and Mainichi Broadcasting System.

In 1969 the Nikkei and MBS signed a memorandum of understanding which stipulates that Tokyo Channel 12 should share programs with Nihon Educational Television (NET, now TV Asahi). This forms a de facto alliance which lasts until 1975.

Logo of Tokyo Channel 12 (1973-1981)

In October 1973 Tokyo Channel 12 Production was renamed Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd. (株式会社東京12チャンネル, Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Jūni-channeru); and shortened the channel's name to Tokyo Channel 12 (東京12チャンネル, Tōkyō Jūni-channeru), dropping "Science TV" from its name. At the same time, the station moved to Shiba Park. A month later, it became a general purpose TV station along with NET. On April 1, 1978, Tokyo launched a new production company, Softx.

TV Tokyo logo used between 1981 and 1985. This is the first variation of the テレビ東京 wordmark styling above, which was used between 1981 and 1998, when it was replaced completely with the current logo due to controversies related to an episode of Pokémon. At its final incarnation, the wordmark is accompanied by a red-colored halo with a stylized "チュッ!" below it, placed before the wordmark.

In 1981, it was again renamed, this time to Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd. d/b/a TV Tokyo; the current Japanese name of the company was also assumed in the same year.

In 1983, TV Tokyo formed the Mega TON Network (now TX Network) with TV Osaka, and Aichi Television Broadcasting. The company shifted its head offices from Shiba Park to Toranomon in December 1985. On October 4, 1999, Tokyo's production company Softx was renamed to TV Tokyo MediaNet. In 2004, TV Tokyo MediaNet was shortened to MediaNet. On June 25, 2004, the company assumed its current English name of TV Tokyo Corporation. After the digital transition, the channel began broadcasting on digital channel 7. On November 7, 2016, TV Tokyo moved its headquarters to new building at Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower from its old studios in Toranomon. For its broadcast of animated programs, the network originally used a Circle 7-style logo.[citation needed] The current logo is a cartoon banana with eyes, a nose and a mouth which is bent into a 7, named Nanana (ナナナ). In 2017 TV Tokyo has been updated with Copyright on YouTube similar to ViacomCBS (formerly Viacom (2015-2019) and other companies. (such as anime) When is video clips are not included. (See also Copyright infringement, YouTube copyright strike, YouTube copyright issues) [2]

Related companies[edit]



  • Call sign: JOTX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 7
  • Tokyo Skytree: Channel 23


Analog Transmission ceased on 24 July 2011.

Television programs[edit]

News programs[edit]

  • TXN News
  • News Morning Satellite
  • E Morning
  • NEWS Answer
  • World Business Satellite
  • Yasuhiro Tase's Weekly News Bookstore (田勢康弘の週刊ニュース新書)

Economic programs[edit]

  • Nikkei special The Dawn of Gaia (日経スペシャル ガイアの夜明け)
  • Nikkei special The Cambria Palace (日経スペシャル カンブリア宮殿)

Documentary programs[edit]

  • Beauty giants (美の巨人たち)
  • Solomon flow (ソロモン流)

Information programs[edit]

  • 7 Studio Bratch!
  • Ladies 4
  • Ad-machick Tengoku (出没!アド街ック天国)

Sports programs[edit]

  • LPGA Of Japan
  • Neo Sports
  • Winning Horse racing (ウイニング競馬)
  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League


The table below lists ongoing shows.

Title Premiere date
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations April 5, 2017
Black Clover October 3, 2017
Kiratto Pri Chan April 8, 2018
Ahiru no Sora October 2, 2019
Zoids Wild Zero October 4, 2019
Pocket Monsters (2019) November 17, 2019
Bakugan: Armored Alliance April 3, 2020
Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens April 4, 2020
Duel Masters King April 5, 2020
Mewkledreamy April 5, 2020
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai October 3, 2020

Kids programs[edit]

Variety programs[edit]

  • Kaiun Nandemo Kanteidan (開運!なんでも鑑定団)
  • Ariehen World (ありえへん∞世界)
  • Yarisugi Kozy (やりすぎコージー)
  • Japanese General Honke (和風総本家TV Osaka)
  • Chokotto iikoto - Takashi Okamura & Hong Kong Happy project (ちょこっとイイコト~岡村ほんこんしあわせプロジェクト)
  • George Tokoro's School is a place where I not tell (所さんの学校では教えてくれないそこんトコロ!)
  • Takeshi's Nippon no Mikata (たけしのニッポンのミカタ!)
  • Moya-Moya Summers 2 (モヤモヤさまぁ~ず2)
  • Muscat Night (マスカットナイト)
  • Weekly AKB (週刊AKB)
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo (AKB子兎道場)
  • Valiety 7
    • OL saw dispatch! (ハケンOLは見た!)
    • Gokujou dikara (極嬢ヂカラ)
    • God-Tan (ゴッドタン)
    • Kira-Kira Afro (きらきらアフロ, TV Osaka)
    • Kudamaki Hachibei Xくだまき八兵衛X
  • Itao Roman
  • Ari-Ken (アリケン)
  • Shinsuke Minami DEKO-BOKO Daigakkou (三波伸介の凸凹大学校)
  • You wa Nani shi ni Nippon He (YOUは何しに日本へ?)
  • Little Tokyo Live (リトルトーキョーライフ Ritorutōkyōraifu) every Wednesday, around midnight

Travel & gourmet programs[edit]

  • Ii-tabi Yume-Kibun (いい旅・夢気分)
  • Drive a GO! GO!
  • Saturday Special
  • Stay at the countryside? (田舎に泊まろう!)

Music programs[edit]

The headquarters building, called the Nikkei Denpa Kaikan
  • Japan Countdown
  • Enka no Hanamichi (演歌の花道)
  • Yan-yan Music studio (ヤンヤン歌うスタジオ)

Movie and drama[edit]

Special programs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ テレビ東京 Terebi Tōkyō
  2. ^ テレ東 Teretō
  3. ^ 株式会社テレビ東京 Kabushiki gaisha Terebi Tōkyō
  4. ^ 株式会社テレビ東京ホールディングス Kabushiki gaisha Terebi Tōkyō Hōrudingusu
  1. ^ "Corporate Data Archived 2010-01-30 at the Wayback Machine." TV Tokyo. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Why is YouTube's copyright program so messed up?". NeoGAF. January 21, 2017. Archived from the original on November 14, 2016.

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