Television Kanagawa

TV Kanagawa (テレビ神奈川, Terebi Kanagawa) (tvk for short) is an independent television station in Japan serving Kanagawa Prefecture and parts of the Greater Tokyo Area with favorable reception. The station was founded on April 20, 1971 and began broadcasting on April 1, 1972. Its call sign is JOKM-DTV (JOKM-TV analog) and occupies channel 18 on the airwaves.

TV Kanagawa
JOKM-DTV
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Kanagawa Prefecture
Japan
CityYokohama
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 3
Brandingtvk
Programming
AffiliationsIndependent
Ownership
OwnerTelevision Kanagawa, Inc.
History
FoundedApril 20, 1971
First air date
April 1, 1972
Former channel number(s)
42 (analog UHF, 1972–2011)
Call sign meaning
JO
Kanagawa
Media
Technical information
ERP10 kW (Analog)
1 kW (Digital)
Links
Websitehttp://www.tvk-yokohama.com

The station is a member of the Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations.

ChannelsEdit

  • Analog: Channel 42
  • Digital: Channel 18 (Remote controller ID 3)

ProgrammingEdit

As an independent station, tvk's programming consists mostly of local information, alternative music (some of whose musicians continue to appear on tvk, even after mainstream success), local sports, educational programmes, and anime.

Anime ProgramsEdit

With the glut of production of anime since the late 1990s, many short cycle (3-6 month) series have come to find their broadcast niche in independent UHF stations. tvk is one of the most prominent of those stations in this market. If it's a UHF-niche anime show, then it is most likely aired on tvk.

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