Japan News Network
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Japan News Network
TypeBroadcast television network
FoundedAugust 1, 1959
OwnerTokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
Picture format
1080i (HD)
Callsign meaning
Japan News Network
Official website
JNN Official Website

Japan News Network (? ? , Japan Ny?su Nettow?ku), or JNN, is a commercial television news network in Japan. The network is run by Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS).

JNN is the broadcast supplier of news programmes and news exchange to all JNN-affiliated stations. It also operates the 24-hour satellite and cable news channel TBS News Bird.

Japan News Network stations

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Broadcast area (Prefectures)
TBS TBS TV / TBS JORX-DTV Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, and Tochigi
MBS Mainichi Hoso / ? JOOR-DTV Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama

CBC CBC TV / CBC JOGX-DTV Aichi, Gifu, and Mie
ATV Aomori TV / JOAI-DTV Aomori
rkb RKB Mainichi H?s? / RKB? JOFR-DTV Fukuoka
TUF TV-U Fukushima / ? JOKI-DTV Fukushima
RCC Chugoku H?s? / ? JOER-DTV Hiroshima
HBC Hokkaid? H?s? / JOHR-DTV Hokkaid?
MRO Hokuriku H?s? / ? JOMR-DTV Ishikawa
IBC IBC Iwate H?s? / IBC? JODF-DTV Iwate
RSK Sanyo H?s? / ? JOYR-DTV Kagawa and Okayama
MBC Minaminihon H?s? / JOCF-DTV Kagoshima
KUTV TV Kochi / JORI-DTV K?chi
RKK Kumamoto H?s? / ? JOBF-DTV Kumamoto
TBC Tohoku H?s? / ? JOIR-DTV Miyagi
MRT Miyazaki H?s? / ? JONF-DTV Miyazaki
SBC Shin-etsu H?s? / ? JOSR-DTV Nagano
NBC Nagasaki H?s? / ? JOUR-DTV Nagasaki
BSN Niigata H?s? / ? JODR-DTV Niigata
OBS Oita H?s? / ? JOGF-DTV Oita
RBC Ryukyu H?s? / ? JORR-DTV Okinawa
BSS San-in H?s? / ? JOHF-DTV Shimane and Tottori
SBS Shizuoka H?s? / ? JOVR-DTV Shizuoka
TUT Tulip TV / JOJH-DTV Toyama
TUY TV-U Yamagata / ? JOWI-DTV Yamagata
tys TV Yamaguchi / JOLI-DTV Yamaguchi
UTY TV Yamanashi / JOGI-DTV Yamanashi
There are no affiliates in Akita, Fukuiand Tokushima prefectures.
BS-TBS BS-TBS (formerly BS-i) -- Japanese whole area (Broadcasting Satellite)

Former stations

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Notes
FTV? FTV / JOPX-TV Affiliated with JNN from June 1, 1971 to March 31, 1983. Owing to network decisions, it changed networks to FNN. TBS/JNN programming returned to Fukushima in December of that year when TUF launched.
ABC? Asahi H?s? / ? JONR-TV Affiliated with JNN from August 1, 1959 to March 30, 1975. Swapped networks with MBS, which at the time was with TV Asahi/ANN, owing to shareholder issues with the network.
NKT? NKT TV / JOJX-TV Affiliated with JNN from August 1, 1959 to December 14, 1959. Changed networks to NNN when BSS started broadcasting and took TBS's programming.

? = former primary affiliate

Remote Controller Buttons of Digital TV

  • 1: HBC, TBC, MBC
  • 3: RCC, tys, NBC, RKK, OBS, RBC
  • 4: MBS, rkb
  • 5: CBC, BSN (former)
  • 6: 16 JNN stations (TBS, etc.)

External links

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