ABC 朝日放送
Name of Corporation
Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
March 15, 1951
Start of operations
Radio Broadcasting : November 11, 1955
TV Broadcasting : December 1, 1956
Digital TV Broadcasting : December 1, 2003
Satoshi Wakisaka
Number of Employees
Business Activities
TV and radio broadcasting
Business event management
Internet business
Head Office
1-1-30 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku Osaka 553-8503, JAPAN
Telephone Number
Branch Offices
Tokyo, Nagoya
Overseas Branch Offices
Paris, Shanghai
Call sign
AM Radio : JONR(1 transmitting station)
Analog TV : JONR-TV(68 transmitting station)
Digital TV : JONR-DTV(13 transmitting station)

Areas and population

TV: 21.74 million primarily in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama and Shiga prefectures.
Radio: 20.55 million primarily in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, etc.

ABC broadcasts from Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. It started the second commercial radio broadcasting station in Osaka (the third in Japan), and the first commercial TV broadcasting station in Osaka.ABC covers the second largest advertising market in Japan. ABC provides both radio and TV programs of its own production through our network to various broadcasting stations across Japan.

TV Network

ABC is one of the key stations of ANN network (=ALL -NIPPON NEWS NETWORK) as well as tv asahi (in Tokyo). Its network affiliates cover broadcasting services widely throughout Japan.

Radio Network

ABC joins JRN network (key station: TBS R&C) and NRN network (key station: Nippon Cultural Broadcasting and Nippon Broadcasting System) and provides various kinds of programming throughout the nation in addition to our area.

New Head Office

On June 23, 2008, ABC moved its head office to the new building which has 4 TV studios,  
5 radio studios, one multipurpose hall and a dedicated connection to the Internet.