About MBS

Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) was established in 1951 as one of the first commercial radio broadcasters in Japan and began television broadcasting in 1959. MBS TV covers 22 million viewers in the Kansai region, including Osaka and Kobe, the major commercial cities in Kansai, as well as Kyoto and Nara, Japan's ancient capitals. Through Japan News Network (JNN), MBS also serves the audience nationwide. Having its headquarters in the heart of Osaka, MBS opened in 2001 MBS Studios in Universal Studios Japan (USJ), where our TV Production Tour takes visitors to view the actual taping of TV programs.

Corporate Info
MBS
Address 17-1 Chayamachi, Kita-ku , Osaka 530-8304, Japan
Sales 69.8 billion yen(2005 fiscal year)
Capital 1.17 billion yen
Employees 647
Phone +81-(0)6-6375-7504
Fax +81-(0)6-6359-3503

History
1950 New Japan Broadcasting Company founded
(Predecessor of Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.)
1951 Begins Japan's first commercial radio broadcasting
1956 Begins joint operation of Osaka Television Company with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
1958 Changes corporate name to Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
1959 Begins television broadcasting on Channel 4
1961 Completes MBS Broadcasting Center in Senrioka, Suita, Osaka.
1963 MBSスタジオUSJ MBS New York correspondent reports the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the first US-Japan experimental satellite transmission



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