Tokyo Metropolitan Television

Coordinates: 35°41′5″N 139°44′38″E / 35.68472°N 139.74389°E / 35.68472; 139.74389

Tokyo Metropolitan Television
Kojimachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
City Tokyo
Branding (Tokyo) MXTV
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF - LCN 9)
Affiliations JAITS
Owner Tokyo FM, Chunichi Newspaper, Tokyo Dome, Toei, Kadokawa Holdings
Founded April 30, 1993
First air date November 1, 1995
Call letters' meaning Metropolitan
Former channel number(s) 14 (analog) (1995-2011)
Tokyo Metropolitan Television old headquarters (1995-2006): Telecom Center Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting Corporation (東京メトロポリタンテレビジョン株式会社 Tōkyō Metoroporitan Terebijon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo MX, after its call letters, JOMX-DTV) is the only commercial television station in Tokyo, Japan that exclusively serves the city. It competes with Nippon Television, TV Asahi, NHK, Tokyo Broadcasting System, TV Tokyo, and Fuji Television, all of which are flagship stations of national networks. Tokyo MX was founded on April 30, 1993, and broadcasts commenced on November 1, 1995. Shareholders include the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo FM Broadcasting and electronics manufacturer Sony. (MXTV is an associate company of Tokyo FM.)

Every week, Tokyo MX airs the press conferences of Tokyo Governor. It is a member of the Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations (JAITS).

A second channel, Tokyo MX2, began broadcasting in April 2014. The channel operates on the second sub-channel of Tokyo MX and is primarily dedicated to alternative programming.


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