Minato, Tokyo, Japan
28 October 1952
| TYO: 9404|
Nippon Television Hldgs
| Public Kabushiki Gaisha|
Japan, Asia, United States, Western Europe
Yoshio Okubo (President)
Yoshio Ohkubo (29 Jun 2011–)
Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya, AKBingo!, Clay, Endride, Muse no Kagami
Wolf Children, The Secret World of Arrietty, Gatchaman, Shodo Girls, Kimi ni Todoke
Nippon Television Network Corporation (日本テレビ放送網株式会社, Nippon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha), doing business as Nippon TV, is a television network based in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan and is controlled by the Yomiuri Shimbun publishing company. Broadcasting terrestrially across Japan, the network is commonly known as Nihon Terebi (日本テレビ), contracted to Nittere (日テレ), and abbreviated as "NTV" or "AX".
July 1952: Nippon TV is granted the first TV broadcasting license in Japan.
October 28, 1952: Nippon Television Network Corporation is established.
August 28, 1953: Nippon Television signs on as Asia’s first commercial TV station with an animated dove spreading its wings (similar to NBC’s peacock logo introduced three years later). Japan’s first television commercial (for Seikosha clocks) is also aired.
December 1958: NTV introduces videotape recording in a one-off drama series using RCA 2-inch quad tape.
December 3, 1959: NTV airs Japan’s first color VTR broadcast, Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall from NBC.
September 10, 1960: NTV is given the right to broadcast color television.
November 22, 1963: Using a communication satellite relay, NTV conducts the first black-and-white TV transmission experiment between Japan and the United States during coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
April 1, 1966: Nippon News Network (NNN) is formed.
July 1, 1966: The Beatles’ concert at the Nippon Budokan, part of their Japanese tour, was shown in color on NTV (prerecorded on tape), with the viewing rate reaching 56 percent.
1967: NTV’s New York City bureau is opened. Overseas news is broadcast via satellite relay from a special studio set up within NBC.
October 9, 1969: Matsutaro Shoriki, the founder of NTV, dies.
1972: Nippon Television Network System (NNS) is formed.
January 14, 1973: NTV airs the live satellite relay in Japan for Elvis Presley’s show in Hawaii.
1973: NTV enters into an agreement with ABC News in the U.S. for newscasts and satellite relays.
1974: NTV's London News Bureau opens.
October 8 & 15, 1975: The classic film Gone with the Wind makes its world television premiere on NTV (Part I on the 8th, Part II on the 15th), about 13 months before NBC airs the film in the U.S.
March 5, 1979: Zoom! Morning! (jp:ズームイン!!朝!) airs for the first time.
December 1982: Multichannel television sound broadcasting begins.
1985: NTV completes its own television studio in New York City, which is later sold to CBS.
October 1987: A recording of Michael Jackson’s concert at Yokohama Stadium is broadcast in Japan.
1987: NTV's cable news channel, NCN, is launched.
August 24, 1989: Broadcasting in enhanced definition begins.
1989: Completion of the Ikuta Studio).
1993: Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, Inc. designs Nippon Television's mascot character Nandarō (なんだろう, lit. What Is It?) to commemorate the channel's 40th Anniversary.
July 13, 1995: Broadcasting in widescreen EDTV begins.
April 1998 NCN relaunches as 24-hour news channel, NNN24, available via cable (within Japan) and satellite (in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan).
July 2003: The internal network name changes (日テレ, Nippon Television), however "NTV" is still used for overseas as the same font as "日テレ".
February 29, 2004: Nippon TV moves its headquarters from Kojimachi to Shiodome. Regular high-definition production begins.
2011: Nittele becomes the top broadcaster in Japan, beating the previous record-holder Fuji Television. NTV's victory was propelled by high ratings of its Wednesday nightly drama Kaseifu no Mita.
April 26, 2012: Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is founded.
October 1, 2012: Nippon Television Network Corporation (first) transitions to a certified broadcasting holding company, Nippon Television Holdings, Inc., and Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is renamed Nippon Television Network Corporation (second).
February 1–2, 2013: NTV and NHK General TV (which is also celebrating its own 60th year) collaborate for a two-day TV special.
January 2014: English name changed from Nippon Television to Nippon TV.
February 27, 2014: Nippon TV acquires Hulu service in Japan (HJ Holdings LLC).
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On March 9, 1984, Dan Goodwin, aka Spider Dan, Skyscraperman, in a paid publicity event, used suction cups to climb the 10 floor Nippon Television Kojimachi Annex in Chiyoda.
1980s : The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was cleaned with NTV's financial help. (see also:Restoration of the Sistine Chapel frescoes)
April 2005 : The Mona Lisa Viewing Room at the Louvre, Paris, was completed. The renovation was sponsored by NTV.
July 2010 : The renovation of the exhibition area in the Louvre for Venus de Milo was also completed with the support of NTV.
Shareholdersas of March 31, 2013
Call sign: JOAX-DTV
Remote controller ID 4
Tokyo Skytree: Channel 25
Mito: Channel 14
Utsunomiya: Channel 34
Maebashi: Channel 33
Hiratsuka: Channel 25
- The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings: 14.6%
- Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation: 6.4%
- The Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo): 6.0%
- CBNY-ORBIS Funds: 3.8%
- Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (trust account): 3.8%
- Teikyo University: 3.7%
- CBNY-ORBIS SICAV: 3.5%
- State Street Bank & Trust Company: 3.0%
- NTT DoCoMo, Inc.: 3.0%
- The Master Trust Bank of Japan Ltd. (trust account): 2.7%
Stopped analog TV on July 24, 2011.Call sign: JOAX-TV
Tokyo Tower: Channel 4
Mito: Channel 42
Hitachi: Channel 54
Utsunomiya: Channel 53
Nikko: Channel 54
Maebashi: Channel 54
Kiryu: Channel 53
Numata: Channel 53
Hiratsuka: Channel 35
Headquartered in Osaka, broadcast in the Kansai area: Yomiuri TV, Analog Channel 10, Digital Channel 14 [ID: 10]
Headquartered in Nagoya, broadcast in the Chukyo area: Chukyo TV, Analog Channel 35, Digital Channel 19 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Sapporo, broadcast in Hokkaidō: Sapporo TV, Analog Channel 5, Digital Channel 21 [ID: 5]
Headquartered in Aomori, broadcast in Aomori Prefecture: RAB Aomori Broadcasting, Analog Channel 1, Digital Channel 28 [ID: 1]
Headquartered in Morioka, broadcast in Iwate Prefecture: Television Iwate, Analog Channel 35, Digital Channel 18 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Sendai, broadcast in Miyagi Prefecture: Miyagi Television Broadcasting, Analog Channel 34, Digital Channel 24 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Akita, broadcast in Akita Prefecture: Akita Broadcasting System, Analog Channel 11, Digital Channel 17 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Yamagata, broadcast in Yamagata Prefecture: Yamagata Broadcasting Company, Analog Channel 10, Digital Channel 16 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Fukushima, broadcast in Fukushima Prefecture: Fukushima Central Television, Analog Channel 33, Digital Channel 27 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Niigata, broadcast in Niigata Prefecture: Television Niigata Network, Analog Channel 29, Digital Channel 26 [ID: 4]
Headquartered in Toyama, broadcast in Toyama Prefecture: Kitanihon Broadcasting, Analog Channel 1, Digital Channel 28 [ID: 1]
Headquartered in Kanazawa, broadcast in Ishikawa Prefecture: TVkanazawa, Analog Channel 33, Digital Channel 17 [ID:4]
Headquartered in Nagano, broadcast in Nagano Prefecture: TV. Shinshu, Analog Channel 30, Digital Channel 14 [ID: 4]
The Headquarters (Shiodome NTV Tower): 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Kojimachi Studio (the studios): Nibancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Kansai Branch Office: Kintetsu Dojima Building, 2-2, Dojima Nichome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Zip! (morning news (5:20-8:00 [JST]))
News Every (evening news (16:53-19:00 [JST]))
News Zero (late-night news (22:54-23:57 [JST]))
NNN News 24 (24-hour news channel)
Nobuta wo Produce (野ブタ。をプロデュース, 2005)
Gokusen (ごくせん, 2002/2005/2008)
14-year-old Mother (14才の母, 2006)
Yasuko to Kenji (2008)
Kaseifu no Mita (2011) - the highest watched show of 2011 in Japan
Muse no Kagami (2012)
Family Wisdom of the Itos (伊東家の食卓): end
Question for one hundred million people!? Waratte Koraete! (1億人の大質問!?笑ってコラえて!)
Guruguru Ninety Nine (Gurunai, ぐるぐるナインティナイン, ぐるナイ)
Nazo o toke! Masaka no Mistery (謎を解け!まさかのミステリー): end
Sekaiichi Uketai Jugyo (世界一受けたい授業)
Magical Zunou Power!! (マジカル頭脳パワー!!): 1990-1999
Enta no Kamisama ~the god of Entertainment~ (エンタの神様 ~the god of Entertainment~)
Tokujo! Tensei Shingo (特上!天声慎吾): end
Sekai Marumie! TV Tokusoubu (世界まる見え!テレビ特捜部)
The! Tetsuwan! DASH!! (ザ!鉄腕!DASH!!)
Gyoretsu no dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo (行列の出来る法律相談所)
Dotch Cooking Show (どっちの料理ショー, Yomiuri Telecastiong Corp.): end
Shōten (笑点;the second longest running TV show in Japan, continuously broadcast since May 1966).
Gaki no tsukai (DownTown's Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, ガキの使いやあらへんで!!)
Arashi no Shukudai-kun (嵐の宿題くん)
Cartoon KAT-TUN (カートゥンKAT-TUN, Kātūn Katūn?)
Kyosen to Maetake no Geba Geba 90 pun (Gyosen x Maetake's Geba Geba 90 minutes 巨泉×前武ゲバゲバ90分！)
Karikyura Mashin (Curriculumachine カリキュラマシーン)
God Of Music (音楽の神様）
Dramatic Game 1844 (Yomiuri Giants, baseball games)
Japanese Professional Wrestling
All Japan Pro Wrestling (全日本プロレス, 1972–2000 - now under JAITS)
Pro Wrestling Noah (プロレスリング・ノア, 2001–2009 - terrestrial, 2009-present - Nittele G+)
Wrestle-1 ("Wrestle-1 Fighting Entertainment", 2014 - OUTBREAK, live special)
Fortune KK (2014 - premiere show, live special)
TNA Impact Wrestling (American professional wrestling, weekly show)
Xerox Super Cup
All Japan High School Soccer Tournament
National Football League (NFL)
Grand Prix motorcycle racing (MotoGP)
NASCAR (Nittele G+, Sprint Cup Series only, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series are not broadcast)
FIFA Club World Cup
Copa Sudamericana (Nittele G+ only)
Yokohama International Women's Marathon
Women's World Cup of Golf
World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup
Japan LPGA Tour Championship
2013–14 Ashes series
Kin-chan and Shingo Katori's All Japan Costume Grand Prix (欽ちゃん&香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞)
24 Hour Television, Love Saves the Earth (24時間テレビ「愛は地球を救う」, annual telethon on the TV stations of NNS)
Trans America Ultra Quiz (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)
All Japan High School Quiz Championship (全国高等学校クイズ選手権)
Nippon Television Music Festival (日本テレビ音楽祭)
The company has intimate connections with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki, and holds the exclusive rights to broadcast their motion pictures. It has also produced and broadcast popular anime series like Claymore, Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, as well as Detective Conan and Inuyasha (which are produced through its Osaka affiliate, Yomiuri TV). NTV produced a failed series called Doraemon in 1973. It ran for 26 episodes, making it 52 shorts of 11 minutes each. Its original broadcast date was on April 1, 1973 to September 30, 1973. It is based on the manga of the same name by Fujiko F. Fujio who made the manga in 1969.As of now, NTV is currently producing a second anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter. NTV has also been broadcasting the yearly Lupin III TV specials since 1989, which they co-produce with TMS Entertainment. Nippon Television announced on February 8, 2011, that it would make the anime studio Madhouse its subsidiary after becoming the primary stockholder at about 85%, via a third-party allocation of shares for about 1 billion yen (about US$12 million).
On January 29, 2014, Nippon Television announced that it will purchase a 54.3% stake in Tatsunoko Production and adopt the studio as a subsidiary.