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Hokkaido Broadcasting

JOHR-DTV
Hbc logo.svg
Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido
Japan
City Sapporo
Branding HBC
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 1
Translators 22 (Abashiri)
19 (Asahikawa)
17 (Hakodate)
45 (Kushiro)
22 (Muroran)
19 (Obihiro)
Affiliations JNN
Owner Hokkaido Broadcasting
Founded November 30, 1951
First air date April 1, 1957
Call letters' meaning Hokkaido Radio
Former channel number(s) 1 (analog VHF, 1957–2011)
Website www.hbc.co.jp

Hokkaido Broadcasting Co.,Ltd (北海道放送株式会社, Hokkaido Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha), also known as HBC, is a Japanese broadcast network affiliated with the Japan News Network (JNN). Their headquarters are located in Hokkaidō.

HBC was established on November 30, 1951; radio broadcasts officially commenced on March 10, 1952 and TV broadcasts commenced on April 1, 1957, as the first commercial television station in Hokkaido.

HBC Hall

History

  • November 30, 1951: HBC is founded.
  • January 19, 1952: HBC conducts test transmissions.
  • March 10, 1952: Regular radio broadcasts commence.
  • 1954: TV transmission tests are conducted in Hakodate.
  • April 1, 1957: Regular TV broadcasts commence.
  • August 1959: HBC signs an exclusive agreement with JNN.
  • March 18, 1966: Color broadcasts commence.
  • June 1, 2006: Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence.
  • June 24, 2011: Analog terrestrial broadcasts conclude.

Network

Stations

Analog TV

Callsign Channel City of license Notes
JOHR-TV 1 Sapporo
  • Flagship station
  • Began operations on August 1, 1957
  • Ceased operations on July 24, 2011
JOHO-TV 1 Hakodate Ceased operations on July 24, 2011
JOHE-TV 11 Asahikawa
JOHW-TV 6 Obihiro
JOQL-TV 11 Kushiro
JOQM-TV 1
53
Abashiri
Kitami
JOQF-TV 11 Muroran

Digital TV(ID:1)

RADIO

Program

  • TV
  • RADIO

Rival Stations

External links