Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (株式会社東京放送ホールディングス, Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Hōsō Hōrudingusu), TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Tokyo, Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (株式会社TBSテレビ, abbreviated to TBS) and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).
TBS Television, Inc. has a 28-affiliate news network called JNN (Japan News Network), as well as a 34-affiliate radio network called JRN (Japan Radio Network) which TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (TBSラジオ) has.
TBS (present TBS Holdings, Inc.) produced the Takeshi's Castle game show and is also home to the many Ultraman series.
the headquarters of TBSHD, TBS, TBS Radio, BS-TBS and C-TBS - TBS Broadcasting Center, 3-6, Akasaka Gochome, Minato, Tokyo, JapanTBS Midoriyama Studio - 2100, Midoriyama, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, JapanTBSHD Kansai Branch Office - HERBIS OSAKA Office Tower (11th floor), 5-25, Umeda Nihome, Kita-ku, Osaka, JapanTBSHD Nagoya Branch Office - Sakaemachi Building, 23-31, Nishiki Sanchome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, JapanHoldingsTokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.BroadcastingTokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.TBS Radio & Communications, Inc.BS-TBS, Inc.C-TBS, Inc.TBS Service, Inc.TBS-Vision, Inc.ACS, Inc.Akasaka Video Center Co., Ltd.Tokyo Broadcasting System International, Inc.TBS TriMedia, Inc.TC Entertainment, Inc. (a Sells DVD software of Suite PreCure and Smile PreCure! or Dokidoki! PreCure)Dreamax TelevisionAkasaka Graphics Art, Inc.F&F, Inc.Telecom SoundsProcam Co., Ltd.JascVuCastNichion, Inc.Real Estate BusinessesMidoriyama Studio CityTBS Planning, etc.May 1951 - Radio Tokyo (株式会社ラジオ東京, KRT, the predecessor of TBS) was founded in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.December 25, 1951 - KRT started radio broadcasting (1130 kHz, 50 kW, until July 1953) from Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and the frequency changed to 950 kHz.April 1955 - KRT started TV broadcasting (JOKR-TV, Channel 6) from Akasaka-Hitotsukicho, Minato, Tokyo.November 29, 1960 - KRT was renamed Tokyo Broadcasting System, Incorporated (株式会社東京放送, TBS), and the headquarters and radio studio were moved to Akasaka Media Building in Akasaka.1971 - TBS Radio's transmitter power was increased to 100 kW.March 31, 1975 - Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) dropped out JNN and Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) joined the news network due to ownership issues with ABC. Since then, MBS has been an affiliated TV station of JNN in Osaka.November 23, 1978 - The frequency of TBS Radio changed to 954 kHz.May 2, 1986 - TBS starts broadcasting the game show Takeshi's Castle.1989 - TBS became culpable in the Sakamoto family murder by Aum Shinrikyo, resulting in complaints against the network after the case was solved several years later.October 19, 1990 - The last-ever episode of Takeshi's Castle was broadcast on TBS.October 3, 1994 - The present headquarters, TBS Broadcasting Center, were completed next to the old headquarters in Akasaka Media Building. They are called "Big Hat (ビッグハット)".April 1, 1998 - JNN News Bird starts broadcasting. In 2006, the channel was renamed TBS News Bird.February 2000 - TBS adopts a symbol based on the Kanji simbol for "person".March 21, 2000 - TBS founded TBS Radio & Communications Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・ラジオ・アンド・コミュニケーションズ→株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ), TBS Entertainment Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・エンタテインメント), and TBS Sports Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・スポーツ), and founded TBS Live Incorporated (株式会社ティ・ビー・エス・ライブ) the next day. On October 1, 2001, TBS succeeded the radio station to TBS Radio & Communications, and changed callsign of TV station (JOKR-TV → JORX-TV).July 1, 2002 - TBS ch. starts broadcasting on pay television.October 1, 2004 - TBS Entertainment merged TBS Sports and TBS Live, and changed the corporate name to "Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Incorporated" (株式会社TBSテレビ).October 13, 2005 - Rakuten Inc. announced that it bought 15.46 percent stake in TBS, bringing it up to 19%.After over a month and a half of worries over a possible hostile takeover, Rakuten withdraw its bid for TBS on December 1 and plans to form a business alliance with the broadcast company.April 1, 2006 - Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence.April 1, 2009 - TBS became a certified broadcast holding company named "Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc." (株式会社東京放送ホールディングス, TBSHD). TV broadcasting business and culture business were taken over by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and the letters TBS became in use for the abbreviation of the subsidiary TV company.December 1, 2011 - TBS sold the Yokohama BayStars, a Nippon Professional Baseball team to DeNA. DeNA will buy 66.92 percent of the team's stock for 6.5 billion yen from TBS. TBS will retain a 2.31 percent ownership stake in the team.As of July 31, 2010
- Rakuten, Inc. - 19.83%
- The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Pension Account-Pension Trust Account held for Dentsu, Inc.) - 4.88%
- The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 4.45%
- Nippon Life Insurance Company - 4.10%
- Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. - 3.23%
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - 3.01%
- Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. - 3.00%
- Mitsui & Co., Ltd. - 2.25%
- Bic Camera, Inc. - 2.00%
- Kodansha, Ltd - 1.98%
- J.C. Staff - 4.64%
JORX-TV (former callsign: JOKR-TV) - TBS Television (TBSテレビジョン (former Japanese name: 東京放送))Tokyo Tower - Channel 6Islands in TokyoNiijima - Channel 56Ibaraki PrefectureMito - Channel 40Tochigi PrefectureUtsunomiya - Channel 55Gunma PrefectureMaebashi - Channel 56Kiryu - Channel 55Saitama PrefectureChichibu - Channel 18Chiba PrefectureChiba City - Channel 55Urayasu - Channel 56Kanagawa PrefectureYokohama-minato - Channel 56Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39Hiratsuka - Channel 37Odawara - Channel 56
JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBSデジタルテレビジョン)Remote Controller ID 6Tokyo Tower - Channel 22Mito - Channel 15Utsunomiya - Channel 15Maebashi - Channel 36Hiratsuka - Channel 22Headquartered in Osaka, broadcast in the Kansai area: MBS, Analog: Channel 4, Digital: Channel 16 (Osaka, ID: 4)Headquartered in Nagoya, broadcast in the Chukyo area: CBC, Analog: Channel 5, Digital: Channel 18 (Nagoya, ID: 5)Headquartered in Sapporo, broadcast in Hokkaidō: HBC, Analog: Channel 1, Digital: Channel 19 (Sapporo, ID: 1)Headquartered in Aomori, broadcast in Aomori Prefecture: ATV, Analog: Channel 38, Digital: Channel 30 (Aomori, ID: 6)Headquartered in Morioka, broadcast in Iwate Prefecture: IBC, Analog: Channel 6, Digital: Channel 16 (Morioka, ID: 6)Headquartered in Nagano, broadcast in Nagano Prefecture: SBC, Analog: Channel 11, Digital: Channel 16 (Nagano, ID:6)Headquartered in Yahiko, broadcast in Niigata Prefecture: BSN, Analog: Channel 5, Digital: Channel 17 (Niigata, ID:6)
Below is a selection of the many programs that the network has broadcast.Kinniku Banzuke (筋肉番付, Unbeatable Banzuke in America) a former obstacle based game show that inspired SasukeSasuke (American Ninja Warrior in the United States) an obstacle course based game show that was originally part of Kinniku BanzukeAll Star Thanksgiving Festival (オールスター感謝祭)The Best Ten (ザ・ベストテン) (1978-1989)Another World (もう一つの世界)Days of Our Lives (私たちの生活の日々)Passions (情熱)Music TelevisionQuiz ¥20,000,000 Money Drop (2000万円クイズ！マネードロップ)Santa Barbara (サンタバーバラ)Sunset Beach (サンセットビーチ)Mino Monta Asa Zuba! (みのもんたの朝ズバッ!!)Sanma's Super Karakuri-TV (さんまのスーパーからくりTV)Tokyo Friend Park II (関口宏の東京フレンドパークII)Count Down TVThe World Heritage (THE 世界遺産)Dragon Zakura (ドラゴン桜)Princess ResurrectionJapan Cable Awards (発表!日本有線大賞)Japan Record Awards (輝く!日本レコード大賞)Japan Request Awards (日本有線大賞)Tokyo Music Festival (東京音楽祭)Hi-5 (ハイ・ファイブ)Food Battle ClubTakeshi's Castle (風雲!たけし城)Evening 5 (イブニング・ファイブ) → THE NEWS (総力報道! THE NEWS) → N Studio (Nスタ)Karei-naru Ichizoku' (華麗なる一族) - TBS 55th anniversary drama starring Takuya Kimura (SMAP)Lincoln (リンカーン)Utaban (うたばん) → The Music Hour (ザ・ミュージックアワー)Samurai Baseball (侍プロ野球) - baseball gamesMasters TournamentToray Pan Pacific OpenFIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, FIVB Volleyball World LeagueIAAF World Championships in Athletics (since 1997, IAAF Official Broadcaster)Happy family plan (しあわせ家族計画)Survivor (サバイバー)Ah, You're really Gone Now. This TV film was selected at the 49ème Festival de télévision de Monte-Carlo in Monte-Carlo in June 2009. It obtained the special commendation of the SIGNIS Jury.Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika (2005)Japanese Americans (2010)南極大陸～神の領域に挑んだ男と犬の物語～ (2011)Ginayon (1985-2012 (present))