List of nationwide broadcast television networks

Television channel Year of foundation Owner Type of channel Notes
MZH One 2020.svg
1960 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public Formerly MZH Television (1960-1976) and MZH1 (1976-2005).
Available in HD.
MZH Two 2020.svg
1974 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public Formerly MZH2 (1974-2005).
Available in HD.
SDH.svg
1968 University of Sujikama Universitary public Available in HD.
AHK.svg
1991 AHK Media Commercial Available in HD.
Mega Terebi.svg
1991 Mega Holdings Commercial Available in HD.

List of national speciality digital television channels

Television channel Year of foundation Owner Type of channel Format Notes
MZH Plus 2020.svg
1997 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public General entertainment Formerly MZH+ (1997-2005).
Available in HD.
SDH Prime.svg
1999 University of Sujikama Universitary public General entertainment Available in HD.
SDH Rewind.svg
1999 University of Sujikama Universitary public General entertainment Available in HD.
AHK Entertainment.svg
2002 AHK Media Commercial General entertainment Available in HD.
MegaSeries.svg
2004 Mega Holdings Commercial General entertainment Available in HD.
centerlink=MZH Kids 2000 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public Kids and family Available in HD.
KSDH.svg
1999 University of Sujikama Universitary public Kids and family Available in HD.
AHK Kids.svg
2004 AHK Media Commercial Kids and family Available in HD.
MZH24 2020.svg
2001 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public News Available in HD.
SDH Newsdesk 24.svg
2005 University of Sujikama Universitary public News Available in HD.
AHK News.svg
2003 AHK Media Commercial News Available in HD.
MegaNews 24.svg
2008 Mega Holdings Commercial News Available in HD.
SDH Culture.svg
2000 University of Sujikama Universitary public Knowledge Available in HD.
MZH Sports 2020.svg
2002 Murakami Zenkoku Hōsō National public Sports Available in HD.
SDH Sports.svg
2007 University of Sujikama Universitary public Sports Available in HD.
AHK Sports.svg
2004 AHK Media Commercial Sports Available in HD.
MegaSports.svg
2009 Mega Holdings Commercial Sports Available in HD.
MegaMovie.svg
2007 Mega Holdings Commercial Movies Available in HD.

List of cable and satellite television channels

General entertainment

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
Anet.svg
Yes 1991 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly a premium channel.
One Net.svg
Yes 1990 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly a premium channel.
One Drama Yes 1993 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
One OTN.svg
Yes 1995 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Prime (1995-2006).
One Neos.svg
Yes 2001 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Choice (2001-2006).
One AXTel.svg
Yes 1997 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Anime (1997-2006).
TMK.svg
Yes 1996 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Hiro TV Yes 2005 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Starstel
Yes 2000 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere Formerly TMK World (2000-2010).
Starstel Comedy
Yes 2003 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere Formerly TMK Laugh (2003-2010).
Star East TV.svg
Yes 1994 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star TV Murakami (1994-1998).
Star World
Yes 1995 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star Plus (1995-1996).
Fox
Yes 2001 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star Hits (2001-2008) and Fox (2008-2021).
Agogo Yes 1996 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
A Class Yes 2006 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
A Comedy Yes 1999 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
A Extreme Yes 1999 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
A Live Yes 2006 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
Super Zone Yes 1999 MRE Group Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
AXN
Yes 1997 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere Formerly SET Asikai (1997-2004).
AXN Mystery
No 2005 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere
Sony Channel
Yes 2008 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere Formerly Sony Entertainment Television (2008-2015).
One
Yes 2010 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere Formerly Sony One (2015-2020).
Tsuka One Yes 1995 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
Tsuka Plus Yes 1995 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
MTV
Yes 1997 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
Spike
Yes 2012 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
SLMX.svg
Yes 1999 SJMX Ltd. Formerly Sujikama Mix (1999-2004).
SLselect.svg
Yes 2002 SJMX Ltd. Formerly Sujikama Mix 2 (2002-2004).
Like This Yes 2014 Mediaset Murakami
Joy Yes 2003 Murakami New Entertainment
Universal TV
Yes 2004 Murakami Intense Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly Universal Channel (2004-2018).
Syfy
Yes 2008 Murakami Intense Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly Sci Fi (2008-2010) and Syfy Universal (2010-2012).
RTLUnineEntr.png
Yes 2015 Unoicks Interactive Enterprises and RTL Group
RTLUnineExtreme.png
No 2015 Unoicks Interactive Enterprises and RTL Group
RTLUnineLiving.png
No 2015 Unoicks Interactive Enterprises and RTL Group
Warner TV
Yes 2000 Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic
GRT Entertainment.svg
Yes 1994 GRT Studios Formerly GRT Prime (1995-2011).
ITV Choice 2019.svg
Yes 1989 ITV plc Formerly ITV World (1989-2013).
HIN1.svg
Yes 1994 Hisqaida International Network Formerly HBC International (1994-2015).

Lifestyle

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
PMK.svg
Yes 1998 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
CLS
Yes 2012 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
CLS Xplorer
No 20?? TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
CLS Food & Home
No 20?? TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Gem
Yes 2012 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere Formerly BeTV (2012-2015) and Sony Gem (2015-2020).
One Reese.svg
Yes 1995 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Life (1995-2006).
Idea Life Yes 1998 Idea Murakami, Ltd.
Idea Food Yes 1998 Idea Murakami, Ltd.
Idea Breeze Yes 1998 Idea Murakami, Ltd.
SLlife.svg
Yes 2004 SJMX Ltd.
Divinity Yes 2013 Mediaset Murakami
Asikaish Food Network.svg
No 2005 Scripps Networks Interactive Formerly Asikaish Food Channel (2005-2019).
Eve
No 2004 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere Formerly Discovery Home & Health (2004-2014).
Diva
No 1997 Murakami Intense Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly Hallmark Channel (1997-2010) and Diva Universal (2010-2014).
Fyi
No 2007 Cablevision Holdings Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly The Biography Channel (2007-2015).
GRT Lifestyle.svg
No 2007 GRT Studios

Shopping

Kids and family

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
Animetion Yes 1996 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Fornerly Anet Kids (1996-2003).
Animagic Yes 1999 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
Man-Ga Central Yes 1998 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Bunkix
Yes 2012 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Bunkix Animation
No 2014 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
AT-X
No 1997 ITS Holdings Corporation TV Everywhere
Kids Station
No 1993 Pan-Asikai Broadcast Media Holdings TV Everywhere
Animax
Yes 2002 Sony Pictures Television East Asikai TV Everywhere
Cartoon Network
Yes 1997 Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
Toonami
No 2012 Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
Nickelodeon
Yes 1998 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
Nick Jr.
No 1998 (as a block)
2011 (as a channel)
Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
Disney Channel
Yes 1996 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly The Disney Channel (1996-1997).
Formerly a premium channel until 2000.
Disney Junior
No 2000 (as a block)
2004 (as a channel)
Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Playhouse Disney (2004-2011).

Music

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
VH1
Yes 1999 Tsuka ViacomCBS Media TV Everywhere
One TMC.svg
Yes 1997 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Music (1997-2006).
One TMC J.svg
No 2011 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
BoxTV
Yes 2004 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere Formerly TMK Beats (2004-2010).
BoxHits
No 2010 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere
Channel V
Yes 2000 Star East Media

News

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
MFN News Yes 1997 MFN Group TV Everywhere
MFN CNBC.svg
Yes 1989 MFN Group (50%) and Murakami Intense Co., Ltd. (50%) TV Everywhere Formerly Murakami Financial Network (1989-1996).
MBN 2015.svg
Yes 1997 MBN Group TV Everywhere
Makeizai TV.svg
Yes 1999 KeizaiPlus Inc. TV Everywhere
Star News
Yes 1998 Star East Media TV Everywhere
CNN Mujuki.svg
Yes 20?? Murakami Tōa Group (50%) and Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic (50%) TV Everywhere
CNN International
Yes 1985 Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic
ENS Shinbun.svg
Yes 2003 SujiEi Westex Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
ENS International.svg
Yes 1993 SujiEi Westex Media Co., Ltd.
Bloomberg Television
Yes 1994 Bloomberg L.P.
GRT World News 2013.svg
Yes 1995 GRT Studios Formerly GRT World Service Television (1991-1995) and GRT World (1995-2008).
ITV News
Yes 1995 ITV plc Formerly ITN News Channel (1995-2002) and ITV News Channel (2002-2005).
HIN News 24.svg
Yes 2000 Hisqaida International Network Formerly HBC World News (2000-2015).

Knowledge

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
National Geographic
Yes 2001 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly National Geographic Channel (2001-2016).
Nat Geo People
Yes 2007 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Nat Geo Adventure (2007-2014).
National Geographic Wild
Yes 2010 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Nat Geo Wild (2010-2019).
Discovery Channel
Yes 1993 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
Animal Planet
Yes 1997 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
Discovery Science
No 2005 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
DMAX
No 2004 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere Formerly Discovery Turbo (2004-2014).
DTX
Yes 2011 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere Formerly Discovery Turbo HD+ (2011-2014).
Discovery Asikai HD Yes 2007 Discovery Networks Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere Formerly Discovery Showcase (2007-2014).
History
Yes 2003 Cablevision Holdings Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly The History Channel (2003-2008).
Crime & Investigation
Yes 2005 Cablevision Holdings Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly The History Channel International (2005-2008) and History International (2008-2012).
Planext Channel
Yes 1995 SujiEi Westex Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly TBD (1995-2003).
Planext Max
No 2009 SujiEi Westex Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
One Geia.svg
Yes 2007 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
One Geia Wisdom.svg
No 2012 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
GRT Gapia.svg
No 2007 GRT Studios Formerly GRT Knowledge (2007-2015).
HIN World.svg
Yes 2010 Hisqaida International Network Formerly HBC Docunet (2010-2015).

Sports

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
H Sports 1
Yes 1997 H Sports Corporation TV Everywhere Formerly H Sports (1997-2001).
H Sports 2
Yes 2001 H Sports Corporation TV Everywhere
H Sports 3
Yes 2005 H Sports Corporation TV Everywhere Formerly Star Sports Max (2005-2012) and Fox Sports 2 (2012-2019).
Star ESPN
Yes 2000 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly ESPN (2000-2019).
Star ESPN2
Yes 2004 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly ESPN2 (2004-2019).
Star ESPN+
Yes 1997 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star Sports (1997-2012) and Fox Sports (2012-2019).
One NASN.svg
Yes 1995 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Sports (1995-2006).
One NASN2.svg
Yes 2006 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
Eurdesport Asikai Transalic.svg
Yes 2009 Eurdesport SA

Digital movies

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
A Movies Yes 2002 Achūgo Media Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
Super Movies Yes 2005 MRE Group Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
TCM
Yes 2002 Turner Broadcasting System Asikai Transalic TV Everywhere
MovieWorld
Yes 2002 TMK Holdings TV Everywhere Formerly TMK Cinema (2002-2010).

Premium movies and entertainment

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
One Cinema Premiere Yes 1998 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Cinema (1998-2005).
One Cinema Sense Yes 1999 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Cinema 2 (1999-2005).
One Cinema Lite Yes 1999 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly One Cinema 3 (1999-2005).
One Cinema Extreme Yes 2005 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
One Cinema Club Yes 2005 One Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere
Star Premium Movies.svg
Yes 1993 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star Movies (1993-2012).
Star Premium Action.svg
Yes 2012 Star East Media TV Everywhere
Star Premium Family.svg
Yes 2012 Star East Media TV Everywhere
Star Premium Asikai.svg
Yes 1999 Star East Media TV Everywhere Formerly Star Movies Extra (1999-2012).
WOWOW Prime
Yes 1996 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly WOWOW (1996-2011).
WOWOW Live
Yes 1999 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly WOWOW2 (1999-2011).
WOWOW Cinema
Yes 1999 Asat Co., Ltd. TV Everywhere Formerly WOWOW3 (1999-2011).

International

Television channel HD Year of foundation Owner Additional services Notes
HHK-World-Premium.png
Yes 1998 Hokusei Hōsō Kyōkai

Adults

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