Fuji News Network

Last updated

Fuji News Network
FNN logo.svg
Type Broadcast television network
CountryJapan
Programming
Picture format 1080i (HD)
Ownership
Owner Fuji Television Network, Inc.
History
LaunchedOctober 1966 (1966-10)
Links
Website fnn.jp

Fuji News Network (FNN) is a Japanese commercial television network run by Fuji Television Network, Inc., part of the Fujisankei Communications Group. The network's responsibility includes the syndication of national television news bulletins to its regional affiliates, and news exchange between the stations.

Contents

Distribution of non-news television programmes is handled by Fuji Network System (FNS), another network set up by Fuji TV.

History

The network formed in October 1966 comprised 7 television stations: Fuji TV (the flagship station), Sendai Television, Tōkai TV, Kansai TV, Hiroshima Telecasting (now affiliated with NNN and NNS), Nihonkai Telecasting, and Television Nishinippon Corporation.

Presently[ when? ] the network has 26 full members, and two (Television Oita System Co., Ltd and TV Miyazaki). In terms of the number of participating stations, it is the third largest in Japan, following NNN (NTN group) and JNN (TBS-group). FNS does not currently have any affiliates in four prefectures: Aomori, Yamanashi, Yamaguchi, and Tokushima.

Fuji News Network stations

Station abbreviationStationCall signBroadcast area (Prefectures) LCN
CX Fuji TV / フジテレビJOCX-DTV Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, and Tochigi 8
KTV Kansai TV / 関西テレビJODX-DTV Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama 8
THK Tokai TV / 東海テレビJOFX-DTV Aichi, Gifu, and Mie 1
AKT Akita TV / 秋田テレビJOBI-DTV Akita 8
EBC TV Ehime / テレビ愛媛JOEI-DTV Ehime 8
FTB Fukui TV / 福井テレビJOFI-DTV Fukui 8
TNC TV Nishinippon / テレビ西日本JOJY-DTV Fukuoka 8
FTV Fukushima TV / 福島テレビJOPX-DTV Fukushima 8
TSS TV Shinhiroshima / テレビ新広島JORM-DTV Hiroshima 8
uhb Hokkaidō Bunka Hōsō / 北海道文化放送JOBM-DTV Hokkaidō 8
ITC Ishikawa TV / 石川テレビJOIH-DTV Ishikawa 8
mit Iwate Menkoi TV / 岩手めんこいテレビJOYH-DTV Iwate 8
OHK Okayama Hoso / 岡山放送JOOH-DTV Kagawa and Okayama 8
KTS Kagoshima TV / 鹿児島テレビJOKH-DTV Kagoshima 8
KSS 8Kochi Sun Sun TV / 高知さんさんテレビJOQX-DTV Kōchi 8
TKU TV Kumamoto / テレビ熊本JOZH-DTV Kumamoto 8
OX Sendai Hoso / 仙台放送JOOX-DTV Miyagi 8
UMK TV Miyazaki / テレビ宮崎JODI-DTV Miyazaki 3 (ANN,NNN)
NBS 8Nagano Hoso / 長野放送JOLH-DTV Nagano 8
KTN TV Nagasaki / テレビ長崎JOWH-DTV Nagasaki 8
NST NST Niigata Sogo TV / NST新潟総合テレビJONH-DTV Niigata 8
TOS TV Oita / テレビ大分JOOI-DTV Oita 4 (NNN)
OTV Okinawa TV / 沖縄テレビJOOF-DTV Okinawa 8
sts Saga TV / サガテレビJOSH-DTV Saga 3
TSK San-in Chūõ TV / 山陰中央テレビJOMI-DTV Shimane and Tottori 8
SUT TV Shizuoka / テレビ静岡JOQH-DTV Shizuoka 8
BBT Toyama TV / 富山テレビJOTH-DTV Toyama 8
SAY Sakuranbo TV / さくらんぼテレビJOCY-DTV Yamagata 8
There are no affiliates for Aomori (served by mit, AKT, and uhb), Tokushima (served by KTV and OHK), Yamaguchi (served by TNC and TSS), and Yamanashi prefectures (served by CX)
BS08 BS Fuji--Japanese whole area (Broadcasting Satellite)XX

Former stations

Station abbreviationStationCall signReason of network changeCH. No. at time of switch
YTSYamagata TV / 株式会社山形テレビJOYI-TVWas affiliated to FNN from April 1, 1970 (when it launched) to March 31, 1993. Now affiliated to TV Asahi/ANN, as part of an Asahi Shimbun decision to change all their network affiliates to TV Asahi, just like what they did in Osaka with ABC in 1975. Fuji TV programming moved to SAY, which was only established in 1997.38
FCTFukushima Central TV / 福島中央テレビJOVI-TVFNN's shortest-lived affiliate, from its founding on April 1, 1970 up until September 30th, 1971. FCT had close ties with the Yomiuri Shimbun, owner of various TV stations affiliated to NNN/NNS, including Yomiuri Television. FNN programming is now on Fukushima TV.33
HTV Hiroshima TV / 広島テレビ放送JONX-TVWhen it started broadcasting in 1962, it was a dual affiliate of Nippon TV and Fuji TV. Fuji TV programming moved to TSS in 1975.12
NKT Nihonkai TV / 日本海テレビジョン放送JOJX-TVEstablished in 1959, now solely affiliated to NNN/NNS owing to a network change in the area.1
STV Sapporo TV / 札幌テレビJOKX-DTVSecondary affiliate until Launch of UHB in 1972, Now affiliated with NNN.5

◆ = former primary affiliate

Related Research Articles

Mass media in Japan

The mass media in Japan include numerous television and radio networks as well as newspapers and magazines in Japan. For the most part, television networks were established based on capital investments by existing radio networks. Variety shows, serial dramas, and news constitute a large percentage of Japanese evening shows.

Kansai Telecasting Corporation TV station in Osaka, Japan

JODX-DTV, virtual channel 8, branded as Kansai TV or Kantele (カンテレ), is the Kansai region key station of the Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS), operated by the Kansai Television Company Limited. Kansai TV is a company affiliated in Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group of Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group.

Nippon News Network (NNN) is a Japanese commercial television network owned by Nippon Television, which itself is controlled by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. The network's responsibility includes the syndication of national television news bulletins to its regional affiliates, and news exchange between the stations.

Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation Television station in Kansai region, Japan

JOIX-DTV, branded as Yomiuri TV, is the Kansai region flagship station of the Nippon Television Network System, owned-and-operated by the Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation subsidiary of the eponymous Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan's largest media conglomerate; Yomiuri TV forms part of Yomiuri's main television broadcasting arm alongside Kantō region flagship Nippon TV, which owns a 15.89% share in the company. Founded as New Osaka Television Co. on February 13, 1958, and renamed Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation on August 1, the station started broadcasting on August 28 as the first TV station to be affiliated with Nippon Television Network Corporation. Its studios are located in the Osaka Business Park district of Osaka.

Miyazaki Telecasting Co., Ltd. is a Japanese TV station in Miyazaki. It is known as "TV Miyazaki" (テレビ宮崎). It is a network TV station of NNN, FNN/FNS, and ANN.

Aichi Television Broadcasting TV station in Nagoya, Japan

The Aichi Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is a TV station in Nagoya, Japan. It is known as "TV Aichi". It is a network TV station of TXN.

Tōkai Television Broadcasting Japanese television station

Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is a TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS), serving in Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, and Mie Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as Tokai Hoso Kaikan.

Okayama Broadcasting TV station in Okayama and Kagawa prefectures, Japan

Okayama Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (岡山放送株式会社) is a TV station broadcast in Okayama and Kagawa Prefectures. The abbreviation, OHK stands for Okayama Hoso K. K., the corporate name in romaji. It is a network affiliate of Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS). The callsign is JOOH-TV.

Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Radio and television station in Nagoya, Japan

Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is a regional radio and television service serving Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is majorly owned by the Chunichi Shimbun. Its radio service is affiliated with the Japan Radio Network (JRN) and its television service affiliated with the Japan News Network (JNN) and the TBS Network.

Shinhiroshima Telecasting Television station in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

TSS-TV Co., Ltd., named Shinhiroshima Telecasting Co., Ltd. until 2008, is a TV station serving in Hiroshima Prefecture and eastern Yamaguchi Prefecture, affiliated with of Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS).

Sendai Television Television station in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Sendai Television Inc. is a TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) serving in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, headquartered in Sendai. It was established on October 1, 1962.

Television Hokkaido Television station in Sapporo, Japan

Television Hokkaido Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is a TV station headquartered in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan, and is affiliated with TXN.

RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Japanese broadcasting station

RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation is a broadcasting station in Fukuoka, Japan, and it is affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN), Japan News Network (JNN) and TBS Network. It is owned by Mainichi Broadcasting System, Mainichi Shimbun and the Aso Group.

Nankai Broadcasting Television station in Ehime Prefecture, Japan

Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd, also known as RNB, is a Japanese broadcast network affiliated with Nippon News Network (NNN). Their headquarters are located in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.

Iwate Menkoi Television Television station in Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Iwate Menkoi Television Co., Ltd. is a TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) in Morioka, Iwate.

Fuji Network System is a Japanese television network operated by Fuji Television Network, Inc., part of the Fujisankei Communications Group. FNS distributes entertainment and other non-news television programmes to its 28 regional television stations.

Toyama Television Television station in Toyama, Toyama

Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is a TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) in Toyama, Toyama. It is broadcast in Toyama Prefecture. Established 1969/4/1, the station was branded as T34 until December 31, 1993.

Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation Television station in Kyushu, Japan

Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation is a Japanese TV station affiliated with Nippon News Network (NNN) and Nippon Television Network System (NNS) in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. This station broadcasts programs throughout Fukuoka Prefecture as well as most of Saga Prefecture.

Television Nishinippon Corporation Television station in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Television Nishinippon Corporation is a Japanese TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) in Fukuoka. This station serves Fukuoka Prefecture and also acts as the default FNN affiliate for western portions of Yamaguchi Prefecture including Yamaguchi City and Shimonoseki, as Yamaguchi Prefecture does not have an FNN affiliate of its own.

Nippon TV Japanese television network

JOAX-DTV, virtual channel 4, branded as Nippon TV, is the flagship station of the Nippon Television Network System, owned-and-operated by the Nippon Television Network Corporation which is a subsidiary of the certified broadcasting holding company Nippon Television Holdings, Inc., itself a listed subdisiary of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan's largest media conglomerate by revenue and the second largest behind Sony; Nippon Television Holdings forms part of Yomiuri's main television broadcasting arm alongside Kansai region flagship Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, which owns a 6.4% share in the company.