NHK General TV
NHK General TV
NHK General TV logo.svg
Launched 1 February 1953
Owned by NHK
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Country Japan
Broadcast area National
Headquarters NHK Broadcasting Center, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Digital terrestrial Channel 1 (Tokyo), channel 3 in prefectures where a commercial station operates on channel 1

NHK General TV (NHK, NHK S?g? Terebijon) is the main television service of NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation). Its programming includes news, drama, quiz/variety shows, music, sports, anime, and specials which compete directly with the output of its commercial counterparts. The channel is well known for its nightly newscasts, regular documentary specials, and popular historical dramas. Among the programs NHK General TV broadcasts are the annual New Year's Eve spectacular K?haku Uta Gassen, the year-long Taiga drama, and the daytime Asadora.

The name is often abbreviated in Japanese to S?g? Terebi () ("GTV" and "NHK G" are also used). The word S?g? (meaning something like "comprehensive", "all-inclusive") serves to differentiate the channel from NHK's other television services, NHK Educational TV and NHK BS Premium.

Launched on 1 February 1953, NHK was Japan's only television channel prior to the launch of Nippon TV on 28 August 1953.

NHK's programs are produced in accordance with the Japan Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting Code.

NHK domestic stations and FM / Radio 1 / GTV services

Places in bold refer to where the main station of each region is located.

(Ch.) means the number to select the channel by a remote control.

Region Station (name in Kanji) Analog (only Analog TV closed) Digital Prefecture
FM Radio 1 General TV
Call sign Ch. (Ch.) Call sign
Hokkaid? Sapporo () JOIK-FM JOIK JOIK-TV 3 (3) JOIK-DTV Ishikari-Shiribeshi-Sorachi Subpref. (including Sapporo)
Hakodate () JOVK-FM JOVK JOVK-TV 4 (3) Oshima-Hiyama Subpref.
Asahikawa () JOCG-FM JOCG JOCG-TV 9 (3) Kamikawa-Rumoi-S?ya Subpref.
Obihiro () JOOG-FM JOOG JOOG-TV 4 (3) Tokachi Subpref.
Kushiro () JOPG-FM JOPG JOPG-TV 9 (3) Kushiro-Nemuro Subpref.
Kitami () JOKP-FM JOKP JOKP-TV 3 (3) Abashiri Subpref.
Muroran () JOIQ-FM JOIQ JOIQ-TV 9 (3) Iburi-Hidaka Subpref.
T?hoku Aomori () JOTG-FM JOTG JOTG-TV 3 (3) JOTG-DTV Aomori
Akita () JOUK-FM JOUK JOUK-TV 9 (1) JOUK-DTV Akita
Yamagata () JOJG-FM JOJG JOJG-TV 8 (1) JOJG-DTV Yamagata
Morioka () JOQG-FM JOQG JOQG-TV 4 (1) JOQG-DTV Iwate
Sendai () JOHK-FM JOHK JOHK-TV 3 (3) JOHK-DTV Miyagi
Fukushima () JOFP-FM JOFP JOFP-TV 9 (1) JOFP-DTV Fukushima
Kant?-K?shin'etsu Tokyo () JOAK-FM JOAK JOAK-TV
1 (1) JOAK-DTV
Tokyo and surrounding areas (including Saitama, Chiba, and Yokohama)
Yokohama () JOGP-FM -- 1 (1) Kanagawa
Chiba () JOMP-FM -- 1 (1) Chiba
Saitama () JOLP-FM -- 1 (1) Saitama
Maebashi () JOTP-FM -- 1 (1) JOTP-DTV Gunma
Utsunomiya () JOBP-FM -- 1 (1) JOBP-DTV Tochigi
Mito () JOEP-FM -- 1 (1) JOEP-DTV Ibaraki
K?fu () JOKG-FM JOKG JOKG-TV 1 (1) JOKG-DTV Yamanashi
Nagano () JONK-FM JONK JONK-TV 2 (1) JONK-DTV Nagano
Niigata () JOQK-FM JOQK JOQK-TV 8 (1) JOQK-DTV Niigata
T?kai-Hokuriku Toyama () JOIG-FM JOIG JOIG-TV 3 (3) JOIG-DTV Toyama
Kanazawa () JOJK-FM JOJK JOJK-TV 4 (1) JOJK-DTV Ishikawa
Fukui () JOFG-FM JOFG JOFG-TV 9 (1) JOFG-DTV Fukui
Shizuoka () JOPK-FM JOPK JOPK-TV 9 (1) JOPK-DTV Shizuoka
Nagoya () JOCK-FM JOCK JOCK-TV 3 (3) JOCK-DTV Aichi
Gifu () JOOP-FM -- JOOP-TV 39/3 (3) JOOP-DTV Gifu
Tsu (?) JONP-FM -- JONP-TV 31/3 (3) JONP-DTV Mie
Kansai Osaka () JOBK-FM JOBK JOBK-TV 2 (1) JOBK-DTV Osaka
K?be () JOPP-FM -- JOPP-TV 28/2 (1) JOPP-DTV Hy?go
Kyoto () JOOK-FM JOOK JOOK-TV 32/2 (1) JOOK-DTV Kyoto
?tsu () JOQP-FM -- JOQP-TV 28 (1) JOQP-DTV Shiga
Hikone () sub. of ?tsu -- JOQP -- -- -- --
Nara () JOUP-FM -- JOUP-TV 51/2 (1) JOUP-DTV Nara
Wakayama () JORP-FM -- JORP-TV 32 (1) JORP-DTV Wakayama
Ch?goku Tottori () JOLG-FM JOLG JOLG-TV 3 (3) JOLG-DTV Tottori
Matsue () JOTK-FM JOTK JOTK-TV 6 (3) JOTK-DTV Shimane
Okayama () JOKK-FM JOKK JOKK-TV 5 (1) JOKK-DTV Okayama
Hiroshima () JOFK-FM JOFK JOFK-TV 3 (1) JOFK-DTV Hiroshima
Yamaguchi () JOUG-FM JOUG JOUG-TV 9 (1) JOUG-DTV Yamaguchi
Shikoku Tokushima () JOXK-FM JOXK JOXK-TV 3 (3) JOXK-DTV Tokushima
Takamatsu () JOHP-FM JOHP JOHP-TV 37 (1) JOHP-DTV Kagawa
Matsuyama () JOZK-FM JOZK JOZK-TV 6 (1) JOZK-DTV Ehime
K?chi () JORK-FM JORK JORK-TV 4 (1) JORK-DTV K?chi
Ky?sh?-Okinawa Fukuoka () JOLK-FM JOLK JOLK-TV 3 (3) JOLK-DTV Nishifukuoka (includes Fukuoka and Kurume)
Kitaky?sh? () JOSK-FM JOSK JOSK-TV 6 (3) JOSK-DTV Higashifukuoka/Nishiyamaguchi (includes Kitaky?sh? and Shimonoseki)
Nagasaki () JOAG-FM JOAG JOAG-TV 3 (1) JOAG-DTV Nagasaki
Kumamoto () JOGK-FM JOGK JOGK-TV 9 (1) JOGK-DTV Kumamoto
?ita () JOIP-FM JOIP JOIP-TV 3 (1) JOIP-DTV ?ita
Miyazaki () JOMG-FM JOMG JOMG-TV 8 (1) JOMG-DTV Miyazaki
Kagoshima () JOHG-FM JOHG JOHG-TV 3 (3) JOHG-DTV Kagoshima
Okinawa () JOAP-FM JOAP JOAP-TV 2 (1) JOAP-DTV Okinawa (including Naha)


JIB TV is a Japanese television company in the Japanese NHK Group, which since 2009 produces English-language programs about Japan and Asia for an international audience. The programs will be shown all over the world through the English channel NHK World from the Japanese public service broadcaster NHK, as well as via the player through the JIB TV's website. NHK World TV and production company Jib was started in 2009 with the purpose of disseminating information, knowledge of Japanese and Asian culture and as a counterweight to channels such as CNN International and BBC World.

Japan International Broadcasting Company owns 60 percent of the public service company NHK and to 40 percent of businesses with stakeholders such as Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. Operations are financed for the most part by the Japanese TV license payers but also by external sponsors and advertisers. Broadcasts reach the Scandinavian countries via Astra and Eutelsat satellites. The aim is that in future also be distributed via leading cable and IPTV operators.

In order to release capital NHK moved money from radio to TV. One consequence was that the Swedish, German and Italian departments of foreign channel Radio Japan were shut down in autumn 2007.

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