Nippon TV

Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Native name
Public Kabushiki Gaisha
Traded as TYO: 9404
Founded Tokyo, Japan (October 28, 1952 (1952-10-28))
Founder Matsutaro Shoriki
Headquarters 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Key people
Yoshio Okubo (President)
Services Broadcasting holding company
  • Increase¥326,423 million (FY2012)
  • ¥305,460 million (FY2011)
  • Increase¥35,429 million (FY2012)
  • ¥32,249 million (FY2011)
  • Increase¥25,284 million (FY2012)
  • ¥22,729 million (FY2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥598,075 million (FY2012)
  • ¥543,228 million (FY2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥488,120 million (FY2012)
  • ¥446,038 million (FY2011)
Owner list at "Shareholders"
Number of employees
3,259 (as of March 31, 2013, consolidated)
  • AX-ON Inc.
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • BS Nippon Corprtasion
  • CS Nippon Corporation
  • Nippon Television-News 24 Corporation
  • VAP Inc.
  • NTV Events Inc.
  • Nippon Television Music Corporation
  • Nppon Television Art Inc.
  • NTV Technical Resources Inc.
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Native name
Public Kabushiki Gaisha
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication
Founded Tokyo, Japan (April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26))
Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation
Headquarters 6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Number of employees
1,193 (as of April 1, 2013)
Parent Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Kantō Region, Japan
Branding Nippon TV
Slogan "Go! Next 60" (60th anniversary slogan, 2013)
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
LCN: 4

Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 42
Digital: Channel 14
Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 54
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 53
Digital: Channel 34
Nikkō, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 54
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 54
Digital: Channel 33
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53
Numata, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53

Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 35
Digital: Channel 25
Affiliations Nippon News Network
Owner Nippon Television Network Corporation
Founded October 28, 1952 (1952-10-28)
First air date August 28, 1953
Sister station(s) BS Nittele
Nittele Plus
Nittele News 24
Nittele G+
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF) (1953-2011)
Transmitter coordinates 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556

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".

History of Nippon Television

Publicity events

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.[6]

Cultural projects

1980s : The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was cleaned with NTV's financial help.[7] (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.[7]

July 2010 : The renovation of the exhibition area in the Louvre for Venus de Milo was also completed with the support of NTV.[8]


  1. The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings: 14.6%
  2. Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation: 6.4%
  3. The Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo): 6.0%
  4. CBNY-ORBIS Funds: 3.8%
  5. Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (trust account): 3.8%
  6. Teikyo University: 3.7%
  8. State Street Bank & Trust Company: 3.0%
  9. NTT DoCoMo, Inc.: 3.0%
  10. The Master Trust Bank of Japan Ltd. (trust account): 2.7%


Digital TV

Analog TV

Stopped analog TV on July 24, 2011.


Logo of Nippon Television until 2014


Nippon Television Tower headquarters in Minato, Tokyo

TV programs





Special TV programs


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). 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).[10][11] 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.[12][13]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Corporate History|ABOUT Nippon TV|Nippon TV". Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Corporate Data|ABOUT Nippon TV|Nippon TV". Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. みんなミタ! 日テレ"ミタ効果"で8年ぶり視聴率3冠王. Oricon (in Japanese). 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  4. Spangler, Todd (2014-02-27). "Hulu Japan to Be Acquired by Nippon TV". Variety. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  5. Hopkins, Mike (2014-02-27). "An International Update From Hulu in Japan". Hulu. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  6. "Skyscraper Defense". Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  7. 1 2 The New York Times 'In Louvre, New Room With View of 'Mona Lisa
  8. The Louvre
  9. "Business Report (from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013)" (PDF). Nippon Television Holdings, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  10. "NTV to Make Madhouse Anime Studio Its Subsidiary" (in Japanese). Anime News Network. February 8, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  11. "Notification of NTV's Subscription of MADHOUSE Share Allotment". Nippon Television. February 8, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  12. "NTV Buys 54.3% Stake in Anime Studio Tatsunoko Production". Anime News Network. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  13. "Tomy to sell Tatsunoko Production to TV station". Nikkei. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.

Coordinates: 35°39′51.9″N 139°45′35.8″E / 35.664417°N 139.759944°E / 35.664417; 139.759944

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