|Genre||J-ENT/Music/Variety show/Broadcast syndication|
|Created by||Avex and East/Television Kanagawa|
|Developed by||Avex and East|
|Directed by||Katsuaki Watanabe|
|Presented by||Avex and East, Television Kanagawa|
|Starring|| Ryo Fukawa (MC)|
Mika Mifune (MC)
All Avex Group domestic artists
|Narrated by||Junichi Mogi|
Yumiko Kobayashi (also voiced the official character A-chan (aチャン)
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||573|
|Production locations||Tokyo, Japan|
|Running time||10:00 - 10:54 pm (every Thursday)|
|Original network||Television Kanagawa (see Stations)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||October 1, 1998 (Season 1) –|
September 24, 2009 (Season 3)
|Preceded by||LIVE Y (1998)|
Mutoma Japan (2004)
|Followed by||みんなが出るテレビ～ヨコハマ開放区～ (2004)|
Saku Saku (2007)
Love or Bread (2009)
Channel A is a Japanese musical variety show produced by Avex and East and Television Kanagawa.
Channel A (チャンネル エー) (stylized as channel a) started on October 1, 1998 at 10:00 pm as a 54-minute show. Hosted by Ryo Fukawa and Mika Mifune, it promised a change on Japanese TV programming through segments and documentaries about music, artists, songs and everything about music and entertainment.
The program lasted for three seasons:
Its last episode (573rd) was on September 24, 2009.
A special episode for Channel A's 10th anniversary, "The First and Last Big Omnibus Special!~10 Years Between Ratings and Thanks~" (最初で最後の大総集編スペシャル!〰10年間ありがとうございました〰) was shown last September 3, 2009.
Because it is produced by Avex Group, Channel A is always interspersed with television commercials (TVCM) from the company.
This is a list of stations where Channel A was telecast.
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