Commercial TV broadcasters

By 1959, four key commercial stations had been established: Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), TBS, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi. A massive number of licenses had been issued to local broadcasters. This led to a proliferation of television networks nationwide. In the Kanto area, although each commercial broadcaster installed its own transmitting antenna, the idea of a single massive broadcasting tower [Tokyo Tower] drew support from the premise that receivers should be able to point their antennas in a single direction. In 1958, the Tokyo Tower was completed, greatly expanding the service area within the Kanto region.

Tokyo Tower: 333 m (1958)

Tokyo Tower: 333 m (1958)

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