Fuji News Network

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.

Fuji News Network
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TypeBroadcast television network
CountryJapan
Programming
Picture format1080i (HD)
Ownership
OwnerFuji Television Network, Inc.
History
LaunchedOctober 1966 (1966-10)
Links
Websitefnn.jp

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

HistoryEdit

The network formed on 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 stationsEdit

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Broadcast 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 8 Kochi 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 8 Nagano 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
-- No affiliates -- Aomori, Tokushima, Yamaguchi and Yamanashi Aomori: mit, AKT (later by ATV of rival JNN)
Tokushima: KSS
Yamaguchi: TSK, TNC
Yamanashi: CX
BS08 BS Fuji -- Japanese whole area (Broadcasting Satellite) XX

Former stationsEdit

Station abbreviation Station Call sign Reason of network change CH. No. at time of switch
YTS Yamagata TV / 株式会社山形テレビ JOYI-TV Was 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
FCT Fukushima Central TV / 福島中央テレビ JOVI-TV FNN'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-TV When 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-TV Established 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-DTV Secondary affiliate until Launch of UHB in 1972, Now affiliated with NNN. 5

◆ = former primary affiliate

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