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1957

July

Provisional license granted

1959

November

Founded as Nippon Educational Television Co., Ltd.

1959

January

Officially licensed as JOEX-TV (Visual output power of 10kw)

1960

December

The corporate name and its abbreviation unified into "NET TV"

1961

April

Expands broadcasting hours to all-day with the launch of early morning broadcast

1963

November

First US-Japan TV relay broadcast via satellite completes in success

1967

April

Launches color broadcasting

1973

November

Program content shifts from all educational to general

1977

April

The corporate name changes to Asahi National Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (TV Asahi in abbreviation)

1978

December

Launches multi-sound/multi-lingual broadcasting

1980

July

Exclusive broadcast of the Moscow Olympic Games:
The first exclusive broadcast of the Olympic Games by a commercial broadcaster in Japan

1984

April

Launches CNN news broadcast

1985

September

TV Asahi Arc Broadcasting Center inaugurated

1986

April

Launches TV Asahi teletext broadcasting service

1986

May

The Corporate Headquarters relocates to ArkHills

1989

February

Heliport at ArkHills opens for newsgathering tasks

1989

April

Launches A-SAT (SNG) operation

1993

September

"Cuban Missile Crisis" wins the Emmy Award (Outstanding Historical Documentary Category)

1996

October

TV Asahi Network completed

1996

November

The network unified under the new corporate symbol

1997

March

Yotsuya Broadcasting Center launches operation

1998

March

Allocates new shares to a third party (Capital: 8,592,800,000 yen)

1999

February

Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

2000

October

Stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1st Section Market

2000

December

BS Asahi launches BS digital broadcasting

2002

June

2002 FIFA World Cup "Japan vs. Tunisia" records the highest rating in our history at 45.5%

2003

April

The New Headquarters Building inaugurated at Roppongi Hills

2003

July

The Corporate Headquarters relocates to the current address (6-9-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan)

2003

October

The corporate name changes to TV Asahi Corporation

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