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Biwako Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (BBC) (びわ湖放送株式会社, Biwako Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha, lit. Lake Biwa Broadcasting) is a fee-free commercial terrestrial television station serving Shiga Prefecture of Japan.

JOBL-DTV
Bbc logo.svg
Otsu, Shiga Prefecture
Japan
ChannelsDigital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (LCN)
Translatorssee below
OwnerShiga Prefecture (19.65%)
Chunichi Shimbun (8.73%)
(Biwako Broadcasting, Ltd.)
FoundedMay 22, 1971
First air dateApril 1, 1972
Call letters' meaningJO Biwako L
Former channel number(s)Analog:
30 (UHF, 1972–2011)
Websitewww.bbc-tv.co.jp
Biwako Broadcasting studios and offices

It is a member of the Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations (JAITS). Popular name Independent UHF Station (UHF).

OfficesEdit

  • The head office - 16-1, Tsurunosato, Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture
  • Hikone office - K1 Building, 1-3-1, Kyomachi, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture
  • Tokyo office - Nippon Animation Bildg., 7-10-11, Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo
  • Osaka office - Chiyoda Bildg., 2-5-8, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka

HistoryEdit

  • May 22, 1971 - Biwako Broadcasting Co., Ltd. is founded.
  • April 1, 1972 - BBC starts to broadcast.
  • October 1, 2006 - BBC starts digital TV broadcasting.
  • July 24, 2011 - BBC ends analog TV broadcasting

StationsEdit

Analog - JOBL-TV (as of 7/24/11 end date)
  • Otsu (Mt. Usa) - Channel 30
  • Hikone - Channel 56
  • Kōsei - Channel 53


Digital - JOBL-DTV
  • Remote controller ID: 3
  • Otsu (Mt. Usa) - Channel 20
  • Hikone - Channel 29
  • Kōsei - Channel 29
  • Otsu Ishiyama - Channel 20
  • Otsu Fujio - Channel 20
  • Yōkaichi - Channel 48
  • Kōka Ohara - Channel 29
  • Otsu Yamanaka - Channel 20
  • Shigaraki - Channel 52
  • Takatsuki Takano - Channel 45

ProgramEdit

  • News CATCH (ニュースCATCH, Nyūsu Kyatchi) - News
  • Kirarin Shiga (キラりん滋賀) - Information variety show
  • Kurashi safety (くらしsafety, Kurashi Sefuti) - Disaster measures information
  • Biwako Company (びわ湖カンパニー, Biwako Kanpani) - Regional variety show
  • Shiga Economy NOW (滋賀経済NOW, Shiga Keizai NOW) - Economic news
and more

See alsoEdit

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