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The History of TBS

1951 May Establishment of Radio Tokyo, Inc.
December Launch of radio broadcasting
1955 April Launch of television broadcasting
1959 April Live broadcast of imperial wedding parade
August Formation of Japan News Network (JNN)
1960 September Launch of color TV broadcasting
November Company name changes to Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS)
1963 November Broadcast of coverage of Kennedy assassination(TBS’s first live satellite broadcast)
1964 October Live broadcast of Tokyo Olympics
1965 May Formation of Japan Radio Network (JRN)
1969 July Broadcast of Apollo 11 moon landing
1994 April Work completed on TBS Broadcasting Center
1998 April Launch of 24-hour satellite news broadcasting(JNN News Bird)
2000 December Launch of digital satellite broadcasting (BS-i)
2001 October Subsidiary TBS Radio & Communications, Inc.begins operations
2002 July Launch of satellite broadcasting (C-TBS)
2003 December Launch of digital terrestrial broadcasting
2004 October Establishment of Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
2008 March Opening of multipurpose complex akasaka Sacas
2009 April TBS becomes a certified broadcast holding company, changing its name to Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
2010 June Rating for 2010 FIFA World Cup Japan vs. Paraguay match averages 57.3%,the highest in TBS history
2011 July Transition from analog to digital terrestrial television broadcasting
2013 September Season finale of NAOKI HANZAWA marks 42.2%, Japan's highest rating this century
2015 April TBS celebrates its 60th anniversary of television broadcasting
2016 December Season finale of The Full-Time Wife Escapist reaches 33.1% in total viewership
2017 July TBS Holdings,Inc. establishes Premium Platform Japan,Inc. with 5 of Japan's leading media groups
2018 April TBS Television, Inc., Hakuhodo Inc., and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc. jointly open Hanasacas Daycare
December Launch of 4K broadcasting (BS-TBS)
2019 January Establishment of TBS SPARKLE formed by 11 affiliates
April Establishment of TBS GLOWDIA formed by 7 affiliates
2020 October Change of its corporate name to TBS Holdings, Inc.
2021 April Establishment of TBS ACT formed by 12 affiliates

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