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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 Hōridingusu?) (TYO: 9401) or TBS Holdings, Inc., 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) 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 Japan News Network (JNN), as well as a 34-affiliate radio network called Japan Radio Network (JRN) which TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (TBSラジオ) has.

TBS (present TBS Holdings, Inc.) produced the Takeshi's Castle game show, which is dubbed and rebroadcast in Indonesia (RCTI, TPI), Germany (DSF), Britain (Challenge), Spain (Cuatro TV), Italy (Italia 1), Philippines (GMA Network), India (Pogo TV) and the United States (Spike, under the name MXC, formerly Most Extreme Elimination Challenge). This network is also home to the many Ultraman series.

Offices of TBS

  • the Headquarters and Studio - TBS Broadcasting Center, 3-6, Akasaka Gochome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Midoriyama Studio - 2100, Midoriyama, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Japan
  • Kansai Branch Office - HERBIS OSAKA, 5-25, Umeda Nihome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Japan
  • Nagoya Branch Office - 23-31, Nishiki Sanchome, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Japan

TBS Group

  • Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
  • TBS Radio & Communications, Inc.
  • TBS Service, Inc.
  • TBS-Vision, Inc.
  • ACS, Inc.
  • Akasaka Video Center Co., Ltd.
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System International, Inc.
  • TBS TriMedia, Inc.
  • Dreamax Television
  • Akasaka Graphics Art, Inc.
  • F&F, Inc.
  • Telecom Sounds
  • Procam Co., Ltd.
  • Jasc
  • VuCast
  • Nichion, Inc.
Real Estate Businesses
  • Midoriyama Studio City
  • TBS Planning, etc.
  • Yokohama BayStars (baseball team), etc.

History of TBS

  • 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 an analog 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.
  • 1971 - The output of TBS Radio was powered up to 100 kW.
  • March 31, 1975 - Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) dropped out JNN and Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS) joined the news network. Since then, MBS has been an affiliated TV sttion of JNN in Osaka.
  • November 23, 1978 - The frequency of TBS Radio changed to 954 kHz.
  • 1989 - TBS partly took part in Sakamoto family murder by Aum Shinrikyo, and this was swamped with complaints in 1996.
  • 1994 - the present headquarters were completed next to the old headquarters. The present headquarters are called "Big Hat (ビッグハット)".
  • 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 callsigns (ex. JOKR-TV → JORX-TV).
  • 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, 2009 - TBS became a stockholding company named "Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc." (株式会社東京放送ホールディングス, TBS Holdings). TV broadcasting business and culture business were taken over by TBS Television, Inc.

Stockholders of TBS Holdings

  • As of July 31, 2008
  1. Rakuten, Inc. - 16.49%
  2. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Pension Account-Pension Trust Account held for Dentsu, Inc.) - 4.89%
  3. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 4.47%
  4. Nippon Life Insurance Company - 4.10%
  5. Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) - 3.35%
  6. Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. - 3.23%
  7. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - 3.01%
  8. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. - 3.00%
  9. Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. - 2.60%
  10. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. - 2.25%



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 6
Islands in Tokyo
  • Niijima - Channel 56
Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Mito - Channel 40
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya - Channel 55
Gunma Prefecture
  • Maebashi - Channel 56
  • Kiryu - Channel 55
Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu - Channel 18
Chiba Prefecture
  • Chiba City - Channel 55
  • Urayasu - Channel 56
Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yokohama-minato - Channel 56
  • Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39
  • Hiratsuka - Channel 37
  • Odawara - Channel 56


JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBSデジタルテレビジョン)

  • Remote Controller ID 6
  • Tokyo Tower - Channel 22
  • Mito - Channel 15
  • Utsunomiya - Channel 15
  • Maebashi - Channel 36
  • Hiratsuka - Channel 22


  • Headquartered in Osaka, broadcast in the Kansai area: Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS), Analog: Channel 4, Digital: Channel 16 (Osaka, ID: 4)
  • Headquartered in Nagoya, broadcast in the Chukyo area: Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting (CBC), Analog: Channel 5, Digital: Channel 18 (Nagoya, ID: 5)
  • Headquartered in Sapporo, broadcast in Hokkaidō: Hokkaido Broadcasting (HBC), Analog: Channel 1, Digital: Channel 19 (Sapporo, ID: 1)
  • Headquartered in Aomori, broadcast in Aomori Prefecture: Aomori Television (ATV), Analog: Channel 38, Digital: Channel 30 (Aomori, ID: 6)
  • Headquartered in Morioka, broadcast in Iwate Prefecture: Iwate Broadcasting Company (IBC), Analog: Channel 6, Digital: Channel 16 (Morioka, ID: 6)
  • Headquartered in Nagano, broadcast in Nagano Prefecture: Shin-etsu Broadcasting (SBC), Analog: Channel 11, Digital: Channel 16 (Nagano, ID:6)

...among others.


Below is a selection of the many programs that the network has broadcast.

  • Kinniku Banzuke (筋肉番付, Unbeatable Banzuke in the United States) a former obstacle based game show that inspired Sasuke
  • Sasuke (Ninja Warrior in the U.S.) an obstacle course based game show that was originally part of Kinniku Banzuke. After Monster9's bankruptcy in November 2011, all rights to the show fell completely into the hands of TBS. Following their acquisition of all rights to Sasuke, TBS renamed the show SASUKE RISING for the 28th, 29th and 30th editions, but have since reverted to the original name in later competitions .
  • 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)
  • 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!!) - from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on Weekdays
  • Sanma's Super Karakuri-TV (さんまのスーパーからくりTV) - from 7 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. every Sunday
  • Tokyo Friend Park II (関口宏の東京フレンドパークII) - from 8 p.m. until 8:54 p.m. every Thursday
  • Utaban (うたばん) - from 7:57 p.m. until 8:54 p.m. every Sunday
  • Count Down TV
  • The World Heritage (THE 世界遺産)
  • Dragon Zakura (ドラゴン桜)
  • Princess Resurrection
  • Japan Cable Award (発表!日本有線大賞)
  • Japan Record Award (輝く!日本レコード大賞)
  • Tokyo Music Festival (東京音楽祭)
  • Food Battle Club
  • Takeshi'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)
  • Karei-naru Ichizoku (華麗なる一族) - TBS 55th anniversary drama starring Takuya Kimura (SMAP)
  • Lincoln (リンカーン)
  • THE Pro Yakyu (ザ・プロ野球) - baseball games
  • Masters Tournament
  • Toray Pan Pacific Open
  • Volleyball World Championship]], FIVB World League
  • IAAF World Championships in Athletics (International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Official Broadcaster with European Broadcasting Union (Eurovision))
  • Happy family plan (しあわせ家族計画)
  • 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.

Anime Programming

Main Article: Anime List of TBS

See also

  • Hobankyo - Organization based in Japan that enforces TBS copyright issues.


External links