Branding TV Tokyo
Channels Analog: 12 (VHF)
Digital: 23 (UHF - LCN 7)
Translators Mito, Ibaraki
Digital: Channel 18
Affiliations TX Network
Owner TV Tokyo Corporation
(Nihon Keizai Shimbun)
Founded 1951
First air date April 12, 1961
Call letters' meaning JO
XII (12, Former channel assignment)
Sister station(s) BS Japan
Former affiliations Independent (1961–1983)
Transmitter coordinates

35°39′50″N 139°44′36″E / 35.66389°N 139.74333°E / 35.66389; 139.74333

Website (Japanese)

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


TV Tokyo was established by the Japan Science Promotion Foundation in 1951 and started broadcasting on April 12, 1961. A limited liability company, Tokyo Channel 12 Production, was formed for the channel on July 1, 1968.

In October 1973, the name was shortened to Tokyo Channel 12 and it took over the broadcasting from the foundation. A month later, it became a general purpose TV station along with Japan Educational Television (now TV Asahi).

In 1981, it was again renamed, this time to Television Tokyo Channel 12.

In 1983, TV Tokyo formed the Mega TON Network (now TXN) 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.

Related companies

  • TV Tokyo Holdings株式会社テレビ東京ホールディングス
  • BS Japan株式会社BSジャパン
  • 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.



  • Call sign: JOTX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 7
  • Tokyo Tower: 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

Economic Programs

  • 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

Documentary Programs

  • Beauty giants(美の巨人たち
  • Solomon flow(ソロモン流

Information Programs

  • 7 Studio Bratch!
  • Ladies 4
  • Ad-machick Tengoku(出没!アド街ック天国

Sports Programs

Anime & Kids


Kids Programs

Variety Programs

  • 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
  • Weekly AKB週刊AKB
  • 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


Travel & Gourmet Programs

  • 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!

Music Programs

  • Enka no Hanamichi(演歌の花道
  • Yan-yan Music studio(ヤンヤン歌うスタジオ

Movie & Drama

  • Drama 24
    • Yukemuri Sniper
    • Uramiya Honpo
    • Majisuka Gakuen
    • Y. Brave and Devil's Castle勇者ヨシヒコと魔王の城
  • Theater Gold

Special Programs

  • Sunday Big Valiety
  • Monday Premiere!
  • New year wide Historical play(新春ワイド時代劇,Every January)
  • TV Champion
  • Wang playoff gluttony(元祖!大食い王決定戦
  • Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival(Every July)
  • Billboard Japan Music Awards


External links

Tokyo portal
Companies portal
Television portal
  • (Japanese)
    • Corporate Information (English)
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