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Television Osaka, Inc. (テレビ大阪株式会社, Terebi Ōsaka Kabushiki Gaisha, also referred to as TVO) is a TV station affiliated with TXN in Osaka, Japan. The mascot character is "Takoru-kun" (たこるくん).

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Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 7
TranslatorsTaishi-Kanan, Osaka
Digital: Channel 21
Hirakata, Osaka Mino, Osaka
Digital: Channel 27
Ikeda, Osaka
Digital: Channel 28
OwnerTelevision Osaka, Inc.
FoundedJanuary 23, 1981
First air dateMay 1, 1982
Former callsignsJOBH-TV (1982–2011)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
19 (UHF, 1982–2011)
Transmitter power21kW
Licensing authorityMIC ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)



History of TV OsakaEdit

  • 1981 – Television Osaka, Inc. was founded as part of the reorganisation of Tokyo Channel 12 Ltd (now TV Tokyo).
  • March 1, 1982 – TV Osaka started broadcasting as the first affiliate of the "Mega TON Network" (メガTONネットワーク, now TX Network) outside of Tokyo.
  • December 1, 2003 – TV Osaka's logo was changed to reflect the digital era, when they commenced digital telecasts.
  • July 24, 2011 – TV Osaka terminated analog telecasts.


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JOBH-TV – TV Osaka Analog (テレビ大阪アナログ)

  • Osaka (Mt. Ikoma) – Channel 19
Broadcast in central of Osaka Prefecture, southeast of Hyōgo Prefecture, parts of Kyoto and Nara Prefectures.
  • Hirakata – Channel 21
Broadcast in northeast of Osaka Prefecture, parts of Kyoto, Nara and Shiga Prefectures.


JOBH-DTV – TVO Osaka Digital Television (TVOおおさかデジタルテレビジョン)

  • Remote Controller ID 7
  • Osaka (Mt. Ikoma) – Channel 18
  • Hirakata – Channel 27
  • Minoo – Channel 27


Rival TV stations in OsakaEdit

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