Mainichi Broadcasting System

Coordinates: 34°42′30.32″N 135°29′59.54″E / 34.7084222°N 135.4998722°E / 34.7084222; 135.4998722 (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.)

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (株式会社毎日放送, Kabushiki-gaisha Mainichi Hōsō, Mainichi Broadcasting System Stock-Company), or MBS, is a radio and television broadcasting company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN), National Radio Network (NRN), Japan News Network (JNN) and TBS Network, serving in the Kansai region.

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Native name
株式会社毎日放送
TypeKabushiki gaisha
Industry
FoundedOsaka, Japan (December 27, 1950 (1950-12-27), New Japan Broadcasting Co.)
Headquarters
Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka
,
Japan
Number of locations
8 offices in Japan, 1 in Berlin, Germany and 1 in Shanghai, China
Area served
Kansai region, Japan
Key people
Kazutomo Kawauchi (President)
Services
Revenue
  • Increase¥63,165,224 thousand (2012)
  • ¥61,160,117 thousand (2011)
  • Increase¥3,331,635 thousand (2012)
  • ¥2,961,176 thousand (2011)
  • Increase¥2,190,814 thousand (2012)
  • ¥1,908,886 thousand (2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥100,919,765 thousand (2012)
  • ¥96,316,971 thousand (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥84,310,568 thousand (2012)
  • ¥81,033,091 thousand (2011)
Owner
As per 31 March 2016
Number of employees
650 (non-consolidated, June 2012)
ParentMBS Media Holdings Inc.
Subsidiaries
  • MBS TV
  • MBS Radio
  • Broadcasting Movies Production Co., Ltd.
  • MBS Planning Corporation
  • GAORA Inc.
  • MYRICA CO., Ltd.
  • Myrica Music
Websitewww.mbs.jp/sp//
Former wordmark used until August 2011

It is a parent company of a television station named MBS TV (MBSテレビ) and a radio station named MBS Radio (MBSラジオ). MBS is also one of the major stockholders of TBS Holdings, BS-TBS, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, i-Television, TV-U Fukushima, Hiroshima Home Television, WOWOW., and FM802.

HistoryEdit

The New Japan Broadcasting Company (新日本放送株式会社, Shin-Nippon Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha, NJB) was founded on December 27, 1950. NJB commenced radio broadcasting from the Hankyu Department Store on September 1, 1951, as the second commercial radio station in Japan. NJB founded Osaka Television Co., Ltd. (大阪テレビ放送株式会社, Ōsaka Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha, OTV) on December 1, 1956 with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). NJB was renamed "Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc." on June 1, 1958. On March 1, 1959, after selling all stocks of OTV to ABC, MBS started analog terrestrial television broadcasting independently from OTV, and made a network with Nippon Educational Television Co., Ltd. (NET, the predecessor of TV Asahi Corporation). In 1960 a broadcasting studio was completed in Senri.

In 1964 MBS formed a radio network with TBS Radio and RKB Radio, which evolved into Japan Radio Network (JRN) in 1965. in 1974 MBS joined the All-Nippon News Network (ANN). However, MBS joined the Japan News Network (JNN) on March 31, 1975 due to then-president of the Asahi Shimbun's[who?] order to the ABC to switch its flagship station to NET. On May 15, 1977, the frequency of MBS Radio changed from 1210 kHz to 1180 kHz.

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC, not to be confused with the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation) acquired a 5% stake on New Japan Broadcasting in 1951[1] and remained as a shareholder in MBS through the 1970s; ABC retained 5% of all shares in 1977, making it the third largest shareholder at the time.

On November 23, 1978 at 5:00am MBS Radio's frequency was moved again from 1180 kHz to 1179 kHz. In 1990 the new headquarters and studios was completed in Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka for the station's 40th anniversary. MBS moved and merged the headquarters and studio on September 1; the registered headquarters from the Mainichi Shimbun Osaka Head Office, and the broadcasting studio from Senri.

MBS Now aired for the last time on September 29, 2000. It was replaced by Voice on October 2. On March 31, 2001 a broadcasting studio called "MBS Studio in USJ" was opened at Universal Studios Japan. December 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. MBS commenced digital terrestrial television operations. On May 15, 2010 MBS began to simulcast its radio broadcasts online within the Kansai region via Radiko together with ABC, OBC, FM 802, FM Osaka, and FM Cocolo.

The construction of the new building that was started in March 2011, located north of its head office, completed on September 4, 2013 named "B Building". The headquarters building was named "M Building". On July 24, 2011, at noon, MBS, along with other television stations in the Kansai region, turned off its analog broadcast, as part of the digital television transition in most prefectures of Japan. On October 1, 2013 the Takaishi Solar Plant was situated in the area of MBS Takaishi Radio Transmitter. On April 4, 2014, the B Building was opened.

Offices and studiosEdit

BroadcastingEdit

 
Headquarters of Mainichi Broadcasting System
 
MBS Studio in USJ

RadioEdit

JOOR

  • Frequency: 1210 kHz → 1180 kHz → 1179 kHz; 90.6 MHz FM
  • Power
    • Osaka:50 kW
    • Kyoto:300 W
    • Total:50.3 kW (or Kyoto station use 10 kW in Day and 50.5 kW in Night)
  • Broadcasting hours: from 4:30 on Mondays until 26:30 on Sundays (with daily starting at 4:00 from Tuesday until Sunday)
  • Time signal: 1046.502 Hz (C6, on the hour every hour)

TVEdit

JOOR-TV (analog)
JOOY-DTV (digital)
  • Mt. Ikoma: Channel 16 (Remote controller button: 4)

Branch stations of TV broadcastingEdit

Osaka Prefecture
  • Kashiwara (analog): Channel 54
  • Kashiwara (digital): Channel 16
  • Misaki-Fuke (analog): Channel 54
  • Misaki-Fuke (digital): Channel 16
  • Naka-Nose (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishi-Nose (digital): Channel 16
Nara Prefecture
  • Ikoma-Asukano (analog): Channel 37
  • Tochihara (analog): Channel 33
  • Tochihara (digital): Channel 39
  • Yoshino (analog): Channel 34
Shiga Prefecture
  • Otsu (analog): Channel 36
  • Otsu (digital): Channel 16
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (analog): Channel 18
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (digital): Channel 44
  • Hikone (analog): Channel 54
  • Hikone (digital): Channel 16
  • Koka (analog): Channel 55
  • Koka (digital): Channel 16
Kyoto Prefecture
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (digital): Channel 39
  • Kameoka (analog): Channel 33
  • Kameoka (digital): Channel 16
  • Fukuchiyama (analog): Channel 54
  • Fukuchiyama (digital): Channel 16
  • Maizuru (analog): Channel 53
  • Maizuru (digital): Channel 16
  • Miyazu (analog): Channel 33
  • Miyazu (digital): Channel 16
  • Mineyama (analog): Channel 34
  • Mineyama (digital): Channel 16
Hyogo Prefecture
  • Kobe (mountain area) (analog): Channel 31
  • Kobe (mountain area) (digital): Channel 16
  • Nada, Kobe (analog): Channel 54
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (analog): Channel 53
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (analog): Channel 55
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (digital): Channel 16
  • Inagawa (analog): Channel 35
  • Inagawa (digital): Channel 38
  • Tatsuno (analog): Channel 34
  • Tatsuno (digital): Channel 16
  • Miki (analog): Channel 34
  • Miki (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji (analog): Channel 54
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji-nishi (analog): Channel 33
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Ako (analog): Channel 54
  • Ako (digital): Channel 16
  • Wadayama (analog): Channel 54
  • Wadayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kinosaki (analog): Channel 54
  • Kinosaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Kasumi (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Sasayama (analog): Channel 33
  • Sasayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Hikami (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Aioi (analog): Channel 33
  • Aioi (digital): Channel 16
  • Yamasaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Yamasaki (digital): Channel 21
  • Fukusaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Fukusaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Sayo (analog): Channel 33
  • Yoka (analog): Channel 34
  • Yoka (digital): Channel 16
Wakayama Prefecture
  • Wakayama (analog): Channel 42
  • Wakayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kainan (analog): Channel 54
  • Kainan (digital): Channel 16
  • Hashimoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Hashimoto (digital): Channel 42
  • Gobo (analog): Channel 53
  • Gobo (digital): Channel 47
  • Kibi (analog): Channel 54
  • Kibi (digital): Channel 47
  • Tanabe (analog): Channel 54
  • Tanabe (digital): Channel 47
  • Arida (analog): Channel 35
  • Arida (digital): Channel 16
  • Shingu (analog): Channel 36

Special eventsEdit

  • MBS Radio Walk (MBSラジオウォーク)
  • MBS Radio Festival (MBSラジオまつり)

AnnouncersEdit

PresentEdit

Head of Announcers
  • Nobuhiro Takagaki (高垣 伸博, entered in 1978, former TV producer)

PastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goldenson, Leonard H.; Wolf, Marvin J. (1991–1993). Beating the Odds: The Untold Story Behind the Rise of ABC. New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 0-684-19055-9.

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