NHK General TV

NHK General TV
Launched February 1, 1953
Owned by NHK
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Japan
Broadcast area National
Headquarters NHK Broadcasting Center, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Digital terrestrial Channel 1 (Tokyo), channel 3 in prefectures where a commercial station operates on channel 1
Streaming media
NHK Official Watch Live
VaughnLive Stream

NHK General TV (NHK総合テレビジョン NHK Sōgō Terebijon) is the main television service of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). It shows news, drama, quiz/variety shows, music, sports, anime and specials which directly compete with its commercial counterparts. It is well known for its nightly newscasts, regular documentary specials and popular historical dramas. Among the programs NHK General TV broadcasts are the annual New Year's Eve spectacular Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the year-long Taiga drama, and the daytime Asadora.

The name in Japanese is often abbreviated Sōgō Terebi (総合テレビ?) . Also "GTV" and "NHK G" are used. The word Sōgō is added for distinction to the official name without it, often to differentiate itself from NHK Educational TV and NHK BS Premium.

The NHK programs are composed based on the Japan Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting Code.

NHK Was the only Television channel in Japan until the launch of Nippon TV on August 28 of that year.

NHK domestic stations and FM / Radio 1 / GTV services

Places in bold refer to where the main station of each region is located.

(Ch.) means the number to select the channel by a remote control.

Region Station (name in Kanji) Analog (only Analog TV closed) Digital Prefecture
FM Radio 1 General TV
Call sign Ch. (Ch.) Call sign
Hokkaidō Sapporo (札幌)JOIK-FMJOIKJOIK-TV 3(3)JOIK-DTVIshikari-Shiribeshi-Sorachi Subpref.
Hakodate (函館)JOVK-FMJOVKJOVK-TV 4(3)Oshima-Hiyama Subpref.
Asahikawa (旭川)JOCG-FMJOCGJOCG-TV 9(3)Kamikawa-Rumoi-Sōya Subpref.
Obihiro (帯広)JOOG-FMJOOGJOOG-TV 4(3)Tokachi Subpref.
Kushiro (釧路)JOPG-FMJOPGJOPG-TV 9(3)Kushiro-Nemuro Subpref.
Kitami (北見)JOKP-FMJOKPJOKP-TV 3(3)Abashiri Subpref.
Muroran (室蘭)JOIQ-FMJOIQJOIQ-TV 9(3)Iburi-Hidaka Subpref.
Tōhoku Aomori (青森)JOTG-FMJOTGJOTG-TV 3(3)JOTG-DTVAomori
Yamagata (山形)JOJG-FMJOJGJOJG-TV 8(1)JOJG-DTVYamagata
Fukushima (福島)JOFP-FMJOFPJOFP-TV 9(1)JOFP-DTVFukushima
Kantō-Kōshin'etsu Tokyo (東京)JOAK-FMJOAKJOAK-TV
Yokohama (横浜)JOGP-FM-- 1(1)Kanagawa
Chiba (千葉)JOMP-FM-- 1(1)Chiba
Saitama (埼玉)JOLP-FM-- 1(1)Saitama
Maebashi (前橋)JOTP-FM-- 1(1)JOTP-DTVGunma
Utsunomiya (宇都宮)JOBP-FM-- 1(1)JOBP-DTVTochigi
Mito (水戸)JOEP-FM-- 1(1)JOEP-DTVIbaraki
Niigata (新潟)JOQK-FMJOQKJOQK-TV 8(1)JOQK-DTVNiigata
Tōkai-Hokuriku Toyama (富山)JOIG-FMJOIGJOIG-TV 3(3)JOIG-DTVToyama
Kanazawa (金沢)JOJK-FMJOJKJOJK-TV 4(1)JOJK-DTVIshikawa
Shizuoka (静岡)JOPK-FMJOPKJOPK-TV 9(1)JOPK-DTVShizuoka
Gifu (岐阜)JOOP-FM--JOOP-TV39/3(3)JOOP-DTVGifu
Kansai Osaka (大阪)JOBK-FMJOBKJOBK-TV 2(1)JOBK-DTVOsaka
Kōbe (神戸)JOPP-FM--JOPP-TV28/2(1)JOPP-DTVHyōgo
Ōtsu (大津)JOQP-FM--JOQP-TV28(1)JOQP-DTVShiga
Hikone (彦根) sub. of Ōtsu--JOQP--------
Nara (奈良)JOUP-FM--JOUP-TV51/2(1)JOUP-DTVNara
Wakayama (和歌山)JORP-FM--JORP-TV32(1)JORP-DTVWakayama
Chūgoku Tottori (鳥取)JOLG-FMJOLGJOLG-TV 3(3)JOLG-DTVTottori
Okayama (岡山)JOKK-FMJOKKJOKK-TV 5(1)JOKK-DTVOkayama
Hiroshima (広島)JOFK-FMJOFKJOFK-TV 3(1)JOFK-DTVHiroshima
Yamaguchi (山口)JOUG-FMJOUGJOUG-TV 9(1)JOUG-DTVYamaguchi
Shikoku Tokushima (徳島)JOXK-FMJOXKJOXK-TV 3(3)JOXK-DTVTokushima
Takamatsu (高松)JOHP-FMJOHPJOHP-TV37(1)JOHP-DTVKagawa
Matsuyama (松山)JOZK-FMJOZKJOZK-TV 6(1)JOZK-DTVEhime
Kyūshū-Okinawa Fukuoka (福岡)JOLK-FMJOLKJOLK-TV 3(3)JOLK-DTVNishifukuoka (city of Fukuoka, etc.)
Kitakyūshū (北九州)JOSK-FMJOSKJOSK-TV 6(3)JOSK-DTVHigashifukuoka (city of Kitakyūshū, etc.)
Nagasaki (長崎)JOAG-FMJOAGJOAG-TV 3(1)JOAG-DTVNagasaki
Kumamoto (熊本)JOGK-FMJOGKJOGK-TV 9(1)JOGK-DTVKumamoto
Miyazaki (宮崎)JOMG-FMJOMGJOMG-TV 8(1)JOMG-DTVMiyazaki
Kagoshima (鹿児島)JOHG-FMJOHGJOHG-TV 3(3)JOHG-DTVKagoshima
Okinawa (沖縄)JOAP-FMJOAPJOAP-TV 2(1)JOAP-DTVOkinawa


JIB TV is a Japanese television company in the Japanese NHK Group, which since 2009 produces English-language programs about Japan and Asia for an international audience. The programs will be shown all over the world through the English channel NHK World from the Japanese public service broadcaster NHK, as well as via the player through the JIB TV's website. NHK World TV and production company Jib was started in 2009 with the purpose of disseminating information, knowledge of Japanese and Asian culture and as a counterweight to channels such as CNN International and BBC World.

Japan International Broadcasting Company owns 60 percent of the public service company NHK and to 40 percent of businesses with stakeholders such as Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. Operations are financed for the most part by the Japanese TV license payers but also by external sponsors and advertisers. Broadcasts reach the Scandinavian countries via Astra and Eutelsat satellites. The aim is that in future also be distributed via leading cable and IPTV operators.

In order to release capital NHK moved money from radio to TV. One consequence was that the Swedish, German and Italian departments of foreign channel Radio Japan were shut down in autumn 2007.

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