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TV Tokyo
TV Tokyo

TV Tokyo Corporation (or TX) (株式会社テレビ東京, Kabushiki-gaisha Terebi Tōkyō) TYO: 9413 [10] is a television station headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[1] Also known as "Teleto" (テレ東, Teretō), a blend of "terebi" and "Tokyo", it is the flagship station of TX Network. It is one of the major Tokyo television stations, particularly specializing in anime. The station is partly owned by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.


TV Tokyo was established by the Japan Science Foundation in 1951 and started broadcasting, as Science TV Tokyo Channel 12 Television (科学テレビ東京12チャンネルテレビ, Kagaku Terebi Tōkyō Jūni-channeru Terebi) on April 12, 1964. It took its name from its VHF frequency channel 12. It almost went bankrupt in 1968; on 1 July that year, a limited liability company, Tokyo Channel 12 Production was established with the help of the Nikkei and Mainichi Broadcasting System.

In 1969 the Nikkei and MBS signed a memorandum of understanding which stipulates that Tokyo Channel 12 should share programs with Nihon Educational Television (NET, now TV Asahi). This forms a de facto alliance which lasts until 1975.

In October 1973 Tokyo Channel 12 Production was renamed Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd. (株式会社東京12チャンネル, Kabushiki-gaisha Tōkyō Jūni-channeru); and shortened the channel's name to Tokyo Channel 12 (東京12チャンネル, Tōkyō Jūni-channeru), dropping "Science TV" from its name. At the same time, the station moved to Shiba Park. A month later, it became a general purpose TV station along with NET.

In 1981, it was again renamed, this time to Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd. d/b/a TV Tokyo; the current Japanese name of the company was also assumed in the same year.

In 1983, TV Tokyo formed the Mega TON Network (now TX Network) with TV Osaka, and Aichi Television Broadcasting. The company shifted its head offices from Shiba Park to Toranomon in December 1985. On June 25, 2004, the company assumed its current English name of TV Tokyo Corporation. After the digital transition, the channel began broadcasting on digital channel 7. On November 7, 2016, TV Tokyo moved its headquarters to new building at Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower from its old studios in Toranomon. For its broadcast of animated programs, the network originally used a Circle 7-style logo. The current logo is a cartoon banana with eyes, a nose and a mouth which is bent into a 7, named Nanana (ナナナ).

Related companies

  • TV Tokyo Holdings (株式会社テレビ東京ホールディングス)
  • BS TV Tokyo (株式会社BSテレビ東京)
  • TV Tokyo Broadband (テレビ東京ブロードバンド株式会社)
  • TV Tokyo Music (株式会社テレビ東京ミュージック)
  • PROTX (株式会社テレビ東京制作)
  • AT-X (株式会社エー・ティー・エックス)
  • FM Inter-Wave Inc. (エフエムインターウェーブ株式会社)
  • IntaracTV (株式会社インターラクティーヴィ)
  • Nikkei CNBC (株式会社日経CNBC)
  • TV Tokyo America Inc.
  • TV Tokyo Medianet


  • Call sign: JOTX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 7
  • Tokyo Skytree: Channel 23

Analog Transmission ceased on 24 July 2011.

  • Call sign: JOTX-TV
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 12

Television programs

  • TXN News
  • News Morning Satellite
  • E Morning
  • NEWS Answer
  • World Business Satellite
  • Yasuhiro Tase's Weekly News Bookstore (田勢康弘の週刊ニュース新書)
  • Nikkei special The Dawn of Gaia (日経スペシャル ガイアの夜明け)
  • Nikkei special The Cambria Palace (日経スペシャル カンブリア宮殿)
  • Beauty giants (美の巨人たち)
  • Solomon flow (ソロモン流)
  • 7 Studio Bratch!
  • Ladies 4
  • Ad-machick Tengoku (出没!アド街ック天国)
  • LPGA Of Japan
  • Neo Sports
  • Winning Horse racing (ウイニング競馬)
  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • Kaiun Nandemo Kanteidan (開運!なんでも鑑定団)
  • Ariehen World (ありえへん∞世界)
  • Yarisugi Kozy (やりすぎコージー)
  • Japanese General Honke (和風総本家、TV Osaka)
  • Chokotto iikoto - Takashi Okamura & Hong Kong Happy project (ちょこっとイイコト~岡村ほんこんしあわせプロジェクト)
  • George Tokoro's School is a place where I not tell (所さんの学校では教えてくれないそこんトコロ!)
  • Takeshi's Nippon no Mikata (たけしのニッポンのミカタ!)
  • Moya-Moya Summers 2 (モヤモヤさまぁ~ず2)
  • Muscat Night (マスカットナイト)
  • Weekly AKB (週刊AKB)
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo (AKB子兎道場)
  • Valiety 7 OL saw dispatch! (ハケンOLは見た!) Gokujou dikara (極嬢ヂカラ) God-Tan (ゴッドタン) Kira-Kira Afro (きらきらアフロ, TV Osaka) Kudamaki Hachibei X (くだまき八兵衛X)
  • Itao Roman
  • Ari-Ken (アリケン)
  • Shinsuke Minami DEKO-BOKO Daigakkou (三波伸介の凸凹大学校)
  • You wa Nani shi ni Nippon He (YOUは何しに日本へ?)
  • Little Tokyo Live (リトルトーキョーライフ Ritorutōkyōraifu) every Wednesday, around midnight
  • Ii-tabi Yume-Kibun (いい旅・夢気分)
  • Drive a GO! GO!
  • Saturday Special
  • Stay at the countryside? (田舎に泊まろう!)
  • Japan Countdown
  • Enka no Hanamichi (演歌の花道)
  • Yan-yan Music studio (ヤンヤン歌うスタジオ)

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