Fuji TV

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Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Native name
株式会社フジ・メディア・ホールディングス
Romanized name
Kabushiki gaisha Fuji Media Hōrudingusu
Formerly"Old" Fuji Television Network, Inc. (1957–2008)
Type Public KK
TYO: 4676
Industry Media
FoundedNovember 18, 1957;63 years ago (1957-11-18), (Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
Headquarters4-8, Daiba Nichome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan
Key people
Masaki Miyauchi
(Chairman and CEO)
Shuji Kanoh
(President and COO)
ServicesBroadcast television and radio
¥22,319 million (consolidated, March 2017) [1]
¥27,396 million (consolidated, March 2017) [1]
Total assets ¥1,018.5199 billion (consolidated, March 2017) [1]
Parent Toho (7.86%), Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (3.30%; ultimately owned by the Society of Saint Paul)
Subsidiaries Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Nippon Broadcasting System
Pony Canyon
Fujisankei Communications International
Fusosha Publishing
Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. (39%)
Toei Company (3.87%)
Website www.fujimediahd.co.jp/en/
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Native name
株式会社フジテレビジョン
Type Subsidiary KK
IndustryMedia
FoundedOctober 1, 2008;12 years ago (2008-10-01), (to take over the broadcasting business of former Fuji TV (renamed "Fuji Media Holdings, Inc."))
Headquarters4-8, Daiba Nichome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masaki Miyauchi
(Chairman and CEO)
Shuji Kanoh
(President and COO)
ServicesTelevision broadcasting
Parent Fuji Media Holdings
Subsidiaries David Production
Website www.fujitv.co.jp/en/
JOCX-DTV
Fuji TV logo.svg
Kantō Region, Japan
City Tokyo
Channels Digital: 21 (UHF - LCN 8)
BrandingFuji Television
Slogan If it's not fun, it's not TV! [lower-alpha 1]
Programming
Affiliations Fuji News Network
Ownership
OwnerFuji Television Network, Inc.
BS Fuji
Fuji TV One
Fuji TV Two
Fuji TV Next
History
FoundedNovember 18, 1948
First air date
(analog) March 1, 1959
(digital) December 1, 2003
Last air date
(analog) July 24, 2011
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
8 (VHF) (1959-2011)
Technical information
ERP 10 kW (68 kW ERP)
Transmitter coordinates 35°39′31″N139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
Translator(s) Hachiōji, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 31

Tama, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 55
Chichi-jima, Ogasawara Islands
Analog: Channel 57
Haha-jima, Ogasawara Islands
Analog: Channel 58
Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 38
Digital: Channel 19
Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 58
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 57
Digital: Channel 35
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 58
Digital: Channel 42
Chichibu, Saitama
Analog: Channel 29
Narita, Chiba
Analog: Channel 57
Tateyama, Chiba
Analog: Channel 58
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 58
Yokosuka-Kurihama, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 37
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 39
Digital: Channel 21
Kitadaitō, Okinawa
Analog: Channel 46

Contents

Minami Daito, Okinawa
Analog: Channel 58
Links
Website www.fujitv.co.jp

JOCX-DTV, virtual channel 8 (UHF digital channel 21), branded as Fuji TV (フジテレビ, Fuji Terebi) and colloquially known as CX, is a Japanese television station based in Odaiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Owned and operated by the Fuji Television Network, Inc. [lower-alpha 2] it is the key station of the Fuji News Network (FNN) and the Fuji Network System. It is also known for its long-time slogan, "If it's not fun, it's not TV!" [lower-alpha 1]

Fuji Television also operates three premium television stations, known as "Fuji TV One" ("Fuji TV 739"—sports/variety), "Fuji TV Two" ("Fuji TV 721"—drama/anime), and "Fuji TV Next" ("Fuji TV CSHD"—live premium shows) (called together as "Fuji TV OneTwoNext"), all available in high-definition.

Fuji Television is owned by Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. [lower-alpha 3] , a certified broadcasting holding company under the Japanese Broadcasting Act, and affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group. The current Fuji Television was established in October 2008. Fuji Media Holdings is the former Fuji Television founded in 1957.

Offices

The headquarters are located at 2-4-8, Daiba, Minato, Tokyo. [2] The Kansai office is found at Aqua Dojima East, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka. The Nagoya office is found at Telepia, Higashi-sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya. The Japanese television station also has 12 bureau offices in other parts of the world in locations in countries such as, France, Germany, Russia, USA, South Korea, China, Italy, Thailand and the UK. [3]

History of Fuji TV

Fuji Television Network Inc. was founded in 1957 by Nobutaka Shikanai and Shigeo Mizuno, presidents of Nippon Broadcasting System and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting respectively. [4] It started broadcasting on March 1959. [5] In June of that year, Fuji TV formed a network with Tokai TV, Kansai TV, and KBC Television. In October 1966, a news network of exchanging news with local stations with the name of FNN (Fuji News Network) was formed.

On April 1, 1986, Fuji TV changed their corporate logo from the old "Channel 8" logo, to the "Medama" logo used by the Fujisankei Communications Group. In 1986 and 1987, Fuji TV worked with Nintendo to create two games called All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. and Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic for the Famicom. All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was a retooled version of Super Mario Bros. with some minor changes, such as normal levels being replaced with levels from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and some enemies being replaced with Japanese celebrities with comedic effect. Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic later became the basis for Super Mario Bros. 2 , which was subsequently released a year later.

In October 1987, Fuji TV began branding their late-night/early-morning slots collectively as JOCX-TV2 (meaning "alternative JOCX-TV") in an effort to market the traditionally unprofitable time slots and give opportunities to young creators to express their new ideas. JOCX-TV2 featured numerous experimental programs on low budgets under this and follow-on brands, a notable example being Zuiikin' English which first aired in spring 1992. The JOCX-TV2 branding itself was changed in October 1989 to JOCX-TV+, which lasted until September 1991, when it was replaced with GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT in October 1991. Meanwhile, Fuji TV helped produced only the third series of the British children's television programme Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (now called Thomas & Friends ) with its creator and producer Britt Allcroft. The GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding lasted until September 1992 when it was replaced with the JUNGLE branding, which lasted from October 1992 to September 1993. The JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding was introduced in October 1993 to replace the previous JUNGLE branding, and lasted until March 1996 when Fuji TV decided to stop branding their late-night/early-morning slots.

On March 10, 1997, Fuji TV moved from their old headquarters in Kawadacho, Shinjuku, into a new building in Odaiba, Minato designed by Kenzo Tange.

Since 2002, Fuji TV has co-sponsored the Clarion Girl contest, held annually to select a representative for Clarion who will represent Clarion's car audio products in television and print advertising campaigns during the following year.

On April 1, 2006, Fuji TV split up the radio broadcasting and station license of Nippon Broadcasting System into a newly established company with the same name. The remaining of the old Nippon Broadcasting System was dissolved into Fuji TV. This resulted in the assets of Nippon Broadcasting System being transferred over to Fuji TV. [6]

On October 1, 2008, Fuji TV became a certified broadcasting holding company "Fuji Media Holdings, Inc." (株式会社フジ・メディア・ホールディングス, Kabushiki gaisha Fuji Media Hōrudingusu) and newly founded "Fuji Television Network Inc." took over the broadcasting business. [7]

Fuji TV, which broadcasts Formula One in Japan since 1987, is the only media sponsor of a Formula One Grand Prix in the world. Fuji TV has also licensed numerous Formula One video games including Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle.

TV broadcasting

Analog

JOCX-TV - Fuji Television Analog (フジテレビジョン・アナログ)

Digital

JOCX-DTV - Fuji Digital Television (フジデジタルテレビジョン)

Branch stations

Tokyo bottom
  • Hachioji (analog) - Channel 31
  • Tama (analog) - Channel 55
Islands in Tokyo
  • Chichijima (analog) - Channel 57
  • Hahajima (analog) - Channel 58
  • Niijima (analog) - Channel 58
Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Mito (analog) - Channel 38
  • Mito (digital) - Channel 19
  • Hitachi (analog) - Channel 58
  • Hitachi (digital) - Channel 19
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya (analog) - Channel 57
  • Utsunomiya (digital) - Channel 35
Gunma Prefecture
  • Maebashi (analog) - Channel 58
  • Maebashi (digital) - Channel 42
Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu (analog) - Channel 29
  • Chichibu (digital) - Channel 21
Chiba Prefecture
  • Narita (analog) - Channel 57
  • Tateyama (analog) - Channel 58
  • Choshi (analog) - Channel 57
  • Choshi (digital) - Channel 21
Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yokosuka-Kurihama (analog) - Channel 37
  • Hiratsuka (analog) - Channel 39
  • Hiratsuka (digital) - Channel 21
  • Odawara (analog) - Channel 58
  • Odawara (digital) - Channel 21
Okinawa Prefecture
  • Kita-Daito (analog) - Channel 46
  • Minami-Daito (analog) - Channel 58

Overseas

U.S. (leased access, selected programs)

Networks

Fuji TV logo between 1959 and 1986 Fuji Television Logo (1959-1986).png
Fuji TV logo between 1959 and 1986
The first Fuji TV headquarters in Yurakucho, circa 1961 (also shared with Nippon Broadcasting System) JOLF 1961.JPG
The first Fuji TV headquarters in Yūrakuchō, circa 1961 (also shared with Nippon Broadcasting System)
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku, circa 1961 Fuji Television 1961.jpg
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku, circa 1961
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku (with addition of taller building), April 1991 Former Fuji Television Headquarters.JPG
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku (with addition of taller building), April 1991
The third and current Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, known for its unique architecture by Kenzo Tange Fuji Television HQ Building, Tokyo.jpg
The third and current Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, known for its unique architecture by Kenzo Tange

Programming

Anime

Defunct

Tokusatsu

Dramas

Japanese

Korean

Since 2010, Fuji TV started airing Korean dramas on its Hanryū Alpha (韓流α, Hanryū Arufa, "Korean Wave Alpha") block programming. [8] [9]

Cookery

News and information

Sport

Variety shows

Reality television

Game shows

Controversies

On August 7–21, 2011, more than 2,000 protesters from Japanese Culture Channel Sakura and other groups rallied in front of Fuji Television and Fuji Media Holdings' headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo to demonstrate against what they perceived as the network's increased use of South Korean content, information manipulation and insulting treatment of Japanese people. Channel Sakura called Fuji TV the "Traitor Network" in these protests. [12] [9] [13]

Further on June 29, 2015, Fuji TV apologized for running subtitles during a show earlier in the month that inaccurately described South Koreans interviewed on the street as saying they “hate” Japan. The apology came after a successful online petition over the weekend, with people stating the major broadcaster had fabricated the subtitles to breed Anti-Korean sentiment amongst the Japanese public. Fuji TV explained that both interviewees indeed spoke of their dislike of Japan during the interviews, but it accidentally ran clips that didn't contain that message. According to the broadcaster, “we aired these inaccurate clips because of a mix-up during the editing process as well as our failure to check the final footage sufficiently.” [14] [15]

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Coordinates: 35°37′37.75″N139°46′29.47″E / 35.6271528°N 139.7748528°E / 35.6271528; 139.7748528