List of Japanese language television channels


List of Japanese language television channels

=Television channels in selected cities of Japan=

Tokyo

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF27 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF3 / UHF26 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF4 / UHF25 [4] - Nippon TV - commercial, NNN
*VHF6 / UHF22 [6] - TBS TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF8 / UHF21 [8] - Fuji TV - commercial, FNN
*VHF10 / UHF24 [5] - TV Asahi - commercial, ANN
*VHF12 / UHF23 [7] - TV TOKYO - commercial, TXN
*UHF14 / UHF20 [9] - TOKYO MX - commercial, independent local station of Tokyo
*UHF16 / UHF28 [12] - the Open University - Distance education

Osaka

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF2 / UHF24 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF4 / UHF16 [4] - MBS TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF6 / UHF15 [6] - ABC TV - commercial, ANN
*VHF8 / UHF17 [8] - Kansai TV - commercial, FNN
*VHF10 / UHF14 [10] - ytv - commercial, NNN
*VHF12 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*UHF19 / UHF18 [7] - TV Osaka - commercial, TXN

Nagoya

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF21 [1] - Tokai TV - commercial, FNN
*VHF3 / UHF20 [3] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF5 / UHF18 [5] - CBC TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF9 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF11 / UHF22 [6] - Metele - commercial, ANN
*UHF25 / UHF23 [10] - TV Aichi - commercial, TXN
*UHF35 / UHF19 [4] - Chukyo TV - commercial, NNN

Fukuoka

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF31 [1] - KBC TV - commercial, ANN
*VHF3 / UHF28 [3] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF4 / UHF30 [4] - RKB TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF6 / UHF22 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF9 / UHF34 [8] - TV Nishinippon - commercial, FNN
*UHF19 / UHF26 [7] - TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting - commercial, TXN
*UHF37 / UHF32 [5] - Fukuoka Broadcasting - commercial, NNN

apporo

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF19 [1] - HBC TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF3 / UHF15 [3] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF5 / UHF21 [5] - STV - commercial, NNN
*VHF12 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*UHF17 / UHF14 [7] - TVh - commercial, TXN
*UHF27 / UHF25 [8] - uhb - commercial, FNN
*UHF35 / UHF23 [6] - HTB - commercial, ANN

Hiroshima

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF3 / UHF14 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF4 / UHF18 [3] - RCC TV - commercial, JNN
*VHF7 / UHF15 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF12 / UHF19 [4] - Hiroshima TV - commercial, NNN
*UHF31 / UHF23 [8] - TV Shinhiroshima - commercial, FNN
*UHF35 / UHF22 [5] - Hiroshima Home TV - commercial, ANN

endai

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF19 [1] - TBC - commercial, JNN
*VHF3 / UHF17 [3] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF5 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF12 / UHF21 [8] - OX - commercial, FNN
*UHF32 / UHF28 [5] - KHB - commercial, ANN
*UHF34 / UHF24 [4] - MMT- commercial, NNN

hizuoka

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF2 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF9 / UHF20 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF11 / UHF15 [6] - SBS TV - commercial, JNN
*UHF31 / UHF19 [4] - Shizuoka Daiichi TV - commercial, NNN
*UHF33 / UHF18 [5] - Asahi TV - commercial, ANN
*UHF35 / UHF17 [8] - TV Shizuoka - commercial, FNN

Okayama

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF3 / UHF45 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF5 / UHF32 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF9 / UHF20 [4] - RNC TV - commercial, NNN
*VHF11 / UHF21 [6] - RSK TV - commercial, JNN
*UHF23 / UHF18 [7] - TSC - commercial, TXN
*UHF25 / UHF30 [5] - KSB - commercial, ANN
*UHF35 / UHF27 [8] - OHK - commercial, FNN

Toyama

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF1 / UHF28 [1] - KNB TV - commercial, NNN
*VHF3 / UHF27 [3] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF10 / UHF24 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*UHF32 / UHF22 [6] - Tulip TV - commercial, JNN
*UHF34 / UHF18 [8] - Toyama TV - commercial, FNN

Kanazawa

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF4 / UHF15 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF8 / UHF13 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*UHF33 / UHF17 [4] - TV Kanazawa(KTK) - commercial, NNN
*VHF6 / UHF14 [6] - MRO - commercial, JNN
*UHF37 / UHF16 [8] - Ishikawa TV(ITC) - commercial, FNN
*UHF25 / UHF23 [5] - HAB - commercial, ANN

Kumamoto

(Analog Channel / Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*VHF2 / UHF24 [2] - NHK Educational TV - public
*VHF9 / UHF28 [1] - NHK General TV - public
*VHF11 / UHF41 [3] - RKK Kumamoto Hoso - commercial, JNN
*UHF16 / UHF49 [5] - KAB Kumamoto Asahi Hoso - commercial, ANN
*UHF22 / UHF47 [4] - KKT Kumamoto Kenmin TV - commercial, NNN
*UHF34 / UHF42 [8] - TKU TV Kumamoto - commercial, FNN

Okinawa

(Terrestrial Channels)
*VHF2 - NHK General TV - public
*VHF8 - Okinawa TV/Fuji TV
*VHF10 - RBC
*VHF12 - NHK Educational TV - public
*UHF28 - TV Asahi

atellite television

Analog

*BS7 - NHK-BS1
*BS11 - NHK-BS2
*BS5 - WOWOW-Pay TV

BS9, NHK BS Hi-Vision (closed October 1, 2007)(Analog MUSE HDTV Broadcasting. Same as BS digital channel 103 )

Digital

(Digital Channel [Digital Remote Button] )
*BS101 [1] - NHK-BS1 - (SDTV) same as analog BS1
*BS102 [2] - NHK-BS2 - (SDTV) same as analog BS2
*BS103 [3] - NHK BS Hi-Vision - (HDTV)
*BS141~143 [4] - BS Nittele - (HDTV) Operated by Nippon Television
*BS151~153 [5] - BS Asahi - (HDTV) Operated by TV Asahi
*BS161~163 [6] - BS-i - (HDTV) Operated by TBS Television
*BS171~173 [7] - BS JAPAN - (HDTV) Operated by TV Tokyo
*BS181~183 [8] - BS FUJI - (HDTV) Operated by Fuji Television
*BS191 [9] - WOWOW Pay TV - (HDTV)
*BS200 [10] - Star Channel HV - (HDTV)
*BS211 [11] - BS 11 - (HDTV)
*BS222 [12] - World Hi-vision Channel - (HDTV)

Notes

*For terrestrial broadcasts, a licence fee of ¥1,395 per month or ¥15,490 per annum pays for the NHK channels.
*For satellite broadcasts, the NHK licence fee is ¥2,340 per month or ¥26,100 per annum.
*Apart from WOWOW, the satellite channels listed above are free-to-air. The only charges incurred for receiving these channels are the NHK licence fee and equipment costs. This corresponds roughly to the situation of Freesat in the United Kingdom.

Table of television networks in Japan

Nation wide broadcast

Notes::A : BS Analog:D : BS Digital:S : SDTV:H : HDTV (HDTV channels may broadcast SDTV programs occasionally.):R : The channel also has a radio station.:1 : There are multiple platforms of CS Digital, including Sky Perfect Communications (SKY PerfecTV!, SKY PerfecTV! 110), WOWOW Digital Plus, and MobaHO!. Most CS channels are SDTV. CS Analog was once broadcasted, but now discontinued.

Prefectural or regional broadcast

Notes::(Acronym in brackets only, no full name) : Transmitters coming from neighboring region.:(Full name in brackets only, no acronym) : Sub-network to the channel with multiple affiliations.:R : TV channels with radio station.:U : "independent" UHF channels. Form the "Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations" (JAITS).:2 : Hokkaidō is divided into seven different broadcasting regions. Below are the regions for NHK (other stations may divide the regions differently, especially for Sapporo and Muroran areas.):: Sapporo area — Ishikari Subprefecture, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, middle and southern Sorachi Subprefecture.:: Muroran area — Iburi Subprefecture, and Hidaka Subprefecture.:: Hakodate area — Oshima Subprefecture, and Hiyama Subprefecture.:: Asahikawa area — Kamikawa Subprefecture, northern Sorachi Subprefecture, Rumoi Subprefecture, and Sōya Subprefecture.:: Obihiro area — Tokachi Subprefecture.:: Kushiro area — Kushiro Subprefecture, and Nemuro Subprefecture.:: Abashiri or Kitami area — Abashiri Subprefecture.

Television stations outside of Japan that broadcast in Japanese


=Honolulu, Hawaii, USA=

*KIKU Channel 20
*Nippon Golden Network (Oceanic Cable)


=Los Angeles, California, USA=

*KSCI Channel 18
*KXLA Channel 44


=New York City, New York, USA=

*WMBC-TV Channel may vary with services
* [http://www.tvjapan.net/en/index.html TV JAPAN] Channel may vary with services


=San Francisco, California, USA=

*KTSF Channel 26

Europe & Middle East

*JSTV Japan Satellite Television (Hot Bird 6, Encrypted in Cryptoworks)

ee also

*List of SKY PerfecTV! channels


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