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WOWOW
WOWOW
(株式会社WOWOW(ワウワウ、 WOWOW
WOWOW
INC.) ), listed as TYO : 4839, is a private satellite broadcasting and pay-per-view television station in Japan
Japan
. Its headquarters are located on the 21st floor of the Akasaka Park Building in Akasaka , Minato , Tokyo
Tokyo
. Its broadcasting center is in Koto , Tokyo.

On October 1, 2011, WOWOW
WOWOW
expanded their single channel broadcast satellite service to provide three high-definition TV channels:

* WOWOW
WOWOW
PRIME (WOWOWプライム), a general entertainment channel; * WOWOW
WOWOW
LIVE (WOWOWライブ), covering sports, documentaries and live performances; and * WOWOW
WOWOW
CINEMA (WOWOWシネマ), a 24-hour movie channel.

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview

* 1.1 Sports * 1.2 President

* 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links

OVERVIEW

WOWOW
WOWOW
was the first 24/7, 3 channel, full high-definition broadcaster in Japan.

WOWOW
WOWOW
began broadcasting in analog on April 1, 1991. Digital broadcasting began on December 1, 2000. The network began with 207,753 subscribers (31.5 billion yen in sales), growing to 2,667,414 two years later (64.5 billion yen in sales). As of December 2011, WOWOW claimed approximately 2.56 million subscribers to its digital service. On July 24, 2011, WOWOW
WOWOW
shut down its analog broadcast.

WOWOW
WOWOW
mostly rebroadcasts movies, but is also well known for showing (and even co-producing and/or assisting in the production of) original anime series such as Big O , Brain Powerd , Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran , Trinity Blood
Trinity Blood
, Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
(the complete uncut version), Shinreigari/Ghost Hound , Crest of the Stars
Crest of the Stars
, Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy
, X/1999 , SHUFFLE!
SHUFFLE!
, Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent
, Now and Then, Here and There , Le Chevalier d\'Eon , the 2016 Berserk series as well as the Anime Complex block. Due to the looser broadcast standards for satellite television in Japan, WOWOW
WOWOW
has become a primary means of widespread distribution for anime with themes or subject matter that the broadcast networks cannot show. Several anime studios have partnership deals for distributing their more mature series, with the famed Studio Madhouse among them.

The channel's name is a double "Wow", and the three W's also stand for "World-Wide-Watching".

WOWOW
WOWOW
also broadcasts Japanese -dubbed American television series such as Friends
Friends
, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Sex and the City , The Sopranos
The Sopranos
, Cold Case , Grey\'s Anatomy , Medium , The 4400
The 4400
, Project Runway , South Park
South Park
, and The Simpsons
The Simpsons
, among others. WOWOW has also screened Ultimate Fighting Championship events for Japanese audiences, the Korean drama My Name Is Kim Sam Soon and the UK comedy sketch show Little Britain
Little Britain
, as well as the British drama/action show Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
under the name SAS: British Special
Special
Forces.

Previously WOWOW's headquarters were in another facility in Akasaka.

SPORTS

WOWOW
WOWOW
has broadcast all four tennis Grand Slam Championships since 2008. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. They broadcast UFC Japan
Japan
on February 26, 2012 and have since continued to broadcast UFC events.

PRESIDENT

The president of WOWOW
WOWOW
as of October 2011 was Nobuya Wazaki.

SEE ALSO

* Tokyo
Tokyo
portal * Television portal

REFERENCES

* ^ A B "Corporate Info." WOWOW. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. "THE HEAD OFFICE 21F, Akasaka Park Building, 5-2-20,Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo
Tokyo
107-6121 Tel.81-3-4330-8111 WOWOW
WOWOW
INC. MAP." and "2-1-58, Tatsumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo
135-0053" Addresses in Japanese: "東京都港区赤坂5-2-20 赤坂パークビル21F" and "東京都江東区辰巳2-1-58" * ^ "Head office." (Direct image link) WOWOW. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. Map in Japanese (Direct link) * ^ "Broadcasting Center." (Direct image link) WOWOW. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. Map in Japanese (Direct link) * ^ WOWOW
WOWOW
Inc. (2011). Business Summary: Business Contents. Accessed on January 31, 2012. * ^ http://www.wowow.co.jp/info_e/history.html * ^ WOWOW
WOWOW
Inc. (2011). Business Summary: Subscription. Accessed on January 31, 2012. * ^ "Corporate Information." WOWOW. April 13, 2008. Retrieved on November 20, 2010. "1-5-8, Moto Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo
107-8080" Japanese address: "東京都港区元赤坂1-5-8" * ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=29561289&ticker=4839:JP&previousCapId=6457720;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

* t * e

Cable , satellite , and other specialty television providers

* v * t * e

Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania

CABLE

* Cable TV Hong Kong * Cablevision
Cablevision
(Lebanon) * Cablelink
Cablelink
* Destiny Cable
Destiny Cable
* Docomo Pacific * eonet (Japan) * First Media
First Media
* Foxtel
Foxtel
* GMM Z
GMM Z
* Hathway
Hathway
* Hot * InCablenet * Itscom (Japan) * JCTV (Japan) * Kbro * Lanka Broadband Networks (Sri Lanka) * Montage Cable TV (Nigeria) * NayaTel
NayaTel
* OkeVision
OkeVision
* Optus Television
Optus Television
* Ooredoo
Ooredoo
(Qatar) * PPCTV * Rostelecom
Rostelecom
* Siti Cable
Siti Cable
* Sky Cable
Sky Cable
* Sonatel * TBC (Taiwan) * Tokai Cable * Top TV (Indonesia) * TransACT
TransACT
* Tata Sky * TrueVisions
TrueVisions
* United Communication Service * Vodafone New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand
* WorldCall
WorldCall

SATELLITE

* Airtel digital TV * Aora
Aora
* Astro (Malaysia) * beIN (Middle East and North Africa) * BiG TV (Indonesia) * CanalSat Afrique * CanalSat Calédonie * Cignal
Cignal
* Consat (Nigeria) * DD Free Dish
DD Free Dish
* DDishTV * Dialog TV
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka) * Dish TV
Dish TV
* Dish TV
Dish TV
Sri Lanka * Dish Home
Dish Home
* DishHD
DishHD
* Dream Satellite TV * DStv
DStv
(Sub-Saharan Africa) * Foxtel
Foxtel
(Australia) * GMM Z
GMM Z
* G Sat * HiTV * Indosat * Indovision
Indovision
* K+ (Vietnam) * K-Vision * Kristal-Astro * KT SkyLife
KT SkyLife
* MediaNet * Metro Digital * MBC * MRTV-4 * myHD * NJOI * NTV Plus
NTV Plus
* OrangeTV * OSN
OSN
(Middle East and North Africa) * Pacific Broadcasting Services Fiji * Pearl Digital TV * Pra International Green Group India * Real VU * Reliance Digital TV
Reliance Digital TV
* Sky Direct
Sky Direct
* Sky Pacific
Sky Pacific
* SKY PerfecTV! * Sky Television (New Zealand)
Sky Television (New Zealand)
* Sky Net * STAR (Greater China)
STAR (Greater China)
* Star India * StarSat, South Africa * Star Select * StarTimes * STAR TV
STAR TV
* Sun Direct * Tata Sky * Telone (Zimbabwe) * Transvision (Indonesia)
Transvision (Indonesia)
* TrendTV * TrueVisions
TrueVisions
* Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
* Viva+
Viva+
* WOWOW
WOWOW
* Yes (Israel)
Yes (Israel)
* ZAP * Zuku

FIBER/ IPTV
IPTV

* Sky on demand
Sky on demand
* BTV * BesTV * DU * Fetch TV
Fetch TV
* Fine TV * GTA Teleguam * Hikari TV * HyppTV (Malaysia) * LG Uplus
LG Uplus
* Maroc Telecom
Maroc Telecom
* My.T
My.T
* NET TV (Nepal) * now TV * Olleh TV
Olleh TV
* Omantel * PEO TV
PEO TV
(Sri Lanka) * Rostelecom
Rostelecom
* Saudi Telecom Company * Singtel TV * Skytel (Mongolia) * StarHub TV * USeeTV

TERRESTRIAL

* ABS-CBN TV Plus * Freeview (Australia)
Freeview (Australia)
* Freeview (New Zealand)
Freeview (New Zealand)
* Igloo (New Zealand) * Mediacorp
Mediacorp
(Singapore) * MYTV (Malaysia) * StarTimes

DEFUNCT

* Austar
Austar
* CTH (Thailand) * Galaxy (Australia) * Mega TV (Malaysia) * Neighbourhood Cable (Australia) * SelecTV (Australia) * U Television (Malaysia) * UBI World TV (Australia)

* Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania * Europe * Americas * Canada * United States
United States
* Central and South America

* v * t * e

Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in Canada

Terrestrial and satellite

SATELLITE

* Bell TV
Bell TV
* Shaw Direct
Shaw Direct
* Telus Satellite TV

CABLE

MAJOR1

* Bell ( Cablevision
Cablevision
for Val-d\'Or, QC , MTS for Manitoba
Manitoba
) * Cogeco
Cogeco
( Ontario
Ontario
, Quebec
Quebec
) * EastLink (Atlantic , Northern Ontario
Ontario
, Western Canada
Western Canada
) * Look Communications
Look Communications
* Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable
( Ontario
Ontario
, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
, Newfoundland
Newfoundland
) * Source (Hamilton, ON ) * Shaw (Western Canada, Northwestern Ontario) * Vidéotron
Vidéotron
( Quebec
Quebec
)

MINOR

* Access ( Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
) * Cable Axion (Magog, QC ) * CityWest
CityWest
(Prince Rupert, BC ) * DERYtelecom (Saguenay, QC ) * Novus Cable (select areas of BC Lower Mainland
Lower Mainland
) * Omineca Cablevision (Prince George, BC ) * Westman (Brandon, MB )

SEE ALSO

* Defunct cable and DBS companies of Canada

IPTV
IPTV

* Bell

* Fibe (Aliant) * Fibe TV (ON/QC) * MTS TV (MB)

* SaskTel
SaskTel
MaxTV * Telus Optik TV * Tbaytel
Tbaytel
Digital TV * Vmedia * Zazeen

MMDS

* Craig Wireless

* Africa, Asia, and Oceania * Americas * Europe

1More than 400,000 television service subscribers.

* v * t * e

Cable, satellite, and other speciality television providers in Europe

CABLE

* Alma TV * Anvia * ASTA-NET * AS Starman
AS Starman
* ASK CATV (Bosnia and Herzegovina) * Nowo (Portugal) * Caiway (Netherlands) * Canal Digital
Canal Digital
(Norway) * Casema * Com Hem
Com Hem
(Sweden) * dna Welho (Finland) * EVision
EVision
(Ireland) * ELTA-KABEL
ELTA-KABEL
(Bosnia and Herzegovina) * ER-Telecom * Get * GO (Malta)
GO (Malta)
* INEA (Poland) * IPKO * Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland
(Germany) * Kabel Noord * KATV1 (Azerbaijan) * Kazakhtelecom
Kazakhtelecom
(Kazakhstan) * Kujtesa * Lattelecom
Lattelecom
* Madritel * Magnet Networks * Magyar Telekom
Magyar Telekom
* MC Cable * Melita Cable * MEO (Portugal)
MEO (Portugal)
* MISS.NET (Bosnia and Herzegovina) * Movistar+
Movistar+
(Spain) * Mtel (Bulgaria)
Mtel (Bulgaria)
* MTIS (Belarus) * M&H Company
M&H Company
* Naxoo (Switzerland) * North-West Telecom
North-West Telecom
* NOS (Portugal)
NOS (Portugal)
* Numericable-SFR (France) * SFR
SFR
(Belgium) * ONO (Spain)
ONO (Spain)
* Orange TV (France) * Petrus (Poland) * PostTV Luxembourg * Primacom (Germany) * Promax (Poland) * Radijus Vektor
Radijus Vektor
* RCS border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* AB Sat (France) * AKTA TV
AKTA TV
(Romania) * Antik Sat * Austriasat * Bulsatcom
Bulsatcom
* Canal Digital
Canal Digital
(Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland) * CanalDigitaal (Netherlands and Flanders) * Canalsat (France) * Caspio HD * Cosmote TV
Cosmote TV
(Greece) * CS Link * Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) * Digi TV * Digit-Alb
Digit-Alb
* Digiturk (Turkey) * Dolce (Romania) * D-Smart (Turkey) * Euro1080 * Filbox * Focus Sat (Romania) * fransat * Freesat
Freesat
(UK) * Freesat
Freesat
from Sky (UK) * Free Sat (Romania) * GlobeCast World TV * HD+
HD+
(Germany) * MagtiCom (Georgia) * Movistar+
Movistar+
(Spain) * Mtel (Bulgaria)
Mtel (Bulgaria)
* MEO (Portugal)
MEO (Portugal)
* NC+
NC+
(Poland) * NOS (Portugal)
NOS (Portugal)
* NOVA Cyprus * NOVA Greece * NTV Plus
NTV Plus
(Russia) * Orbita Telecom * Otau TV (Kazakhstan) * Real Digital
Real Digital
* Saorsat * Sky UK
Sky UK
* Sky Deutschland
Sky Deutschland
(Germany) * Sky Ireland
Sky Ireland
* Sky Italia
Sky Italia
(Italy) * Skylink * TéléSAT Numérique (Belgium) * Tivù Sat (Italy) * TNTSAT * TotalTV
TotalTV
* Tricolor TV
Tricolor TV
(Russia) * Tring Digital TV * TV Vlaanderen Digitaal (Flanders) * UPC Direct * Viasat
Viasat
(Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania) * Viasat
Viasat
Ukraine * Vip SAT TV * Vivacom
Vivacom
* Xtra TV (Ukraine) * ZeonBud

IPTV
IPTV

* A1 Telekom Austria
A1 Telekom Austria
* Altibox * Amis * Beeline * Bouygues Telecom
Bouygues Telecom
* BT TV (UK) * Bulsatcom
Bulsatcom
(Bulgaria) * Canal Digital
Canal Digital
* Cosmote TV
Cosmote TV
(Greece) * CytaVision (Cyprus) * DartyBox (France) * Fastweb (Italy) * Free (France) * Freewire (UK) * HOME.TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina) * iNES (Romania) * Infostrada TV (Italy) * KPN
KPN
(Netherlands) * Magnet Networks (Ireland) * Moja TV
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina) * Moldtelecom * Movistar+
Movistar+
(Spain) * Mtel (Bulgaria)
Mtel (Bulgaria)
* Mts TV (Serbia) * MEO (Portugal)
MEO (Portugal)
* Neuf Cegetel * NOS (Portugal)
NOS (Portugal)
* Open IPTV
IPTV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina) * Optimus Clix (Portugal) * Orange TV (France) * Plusnet
Plusnet
* Portugal Telecom
Portugal Telecom
* PrimeTel (Cyprus) * Proximus TV (Belgium) * Sappa TV * Scarlet (Belgium) * SFR
SFR
(France) * ShqipTV * Síminn
Síminn
(Iceland) * Smart Telecom
Smart Telecom
(Ireland) * Super TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina) * Sure TV * T-2 (Slovenia) * TalkTalk TV (UK) * Telekom Entertain
Telekom Entertain
(Germany) * Telenor
Telenor
(Norway) * Telfort (Netherlands) * Telia Digital-tv * TeliaSonera
TeliaSonera
* Teo LT
Teo LT
* TIMvision
TIMvision
* Tivibu * YouView
YouView
(UK) * Vivacom
Vivacom
(Bulgaria) * Vodafone Greece * Vodafone Italy * Vodafone Portugal * XS4ALL (Netherlands)

TERRESTRIAL

* Antena PLUS (Serbia) * Boxer TV Access (Sweden) * Boxer TV A/S (Denmark) * Digea (Greece) * Easy TV (Ireland) * evotv (Croatia) * Freeview (UK)
Freeview (UK)
* KPN
KPN
Digitenne (Netherlands) * Mediaset Premium
Mediaset Premium
(Italy) * PlusTV (Finland) * PTDT (Portugal) * RiksTV (Norway) * Saorview
Saorview
(Ireland) * TNT (France) * Vip TV (Macedonia) * Zala TV (Belarus)

DEFUNCT

* Alice Home TV * Boom TV (Romania) * CableTel
CableTel
(Bulgaria) * On Telecoms (Greece) * Romtelecom
Romtelecom
* Numericable * UPC Nederland
UPC Nederland
* TDC (Denmark)

* v * t * e

Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in Latin America and the Caribbean

CABLE

* Axtel
Axtel
TV (Mexico) * Airlink Communications (Trinidad and Tobago) * Cablecom (Mexico) * Cablemás (Mexico) * Cable Onda * Cablevisión (Argentina)
Cablevisión (Argentina)
* CaboTelecom * Claro Colombia * Digicel Play
Digicel Play
(Caribbean) * Columbus/FLOW (Caribbean) * Independent Cable Network of Trinidad and Tobago (ICNTT) * Izzi Telecom (Mexico) * Massy Communications (Trinidad and Tobago) * Mayaro Cable TV (Trinidad and Tobago) * Megacable (Mexico) * Movistar TV (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela) * Mundo Pacifico (Chile) * NET (Brazil) * Oi TV (Brazil) * Red Intercable (Argentina) * RVR International (Trinidad and Tobago) * Tricom (Dominican Republic) * TRICO Industries Limited (Trinidad and Tobago) * Une (Colombia) * VTR (Chile)

SATELLITE

* CanalSat Caraïbes (Caribbean) * CANTV (Venezuela) * Claro TV * DirecTV
DirecTV
(South America & Caribbean) * Dish México
Dish México
* Entel (Chile)
Entel (Chile)
* Green Dot (Caribbean) * Inter Satélital * Movistar TV (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela) * Oi TV (Brazil) * SKY Brasil
SKY Brasil
* SKY México, Dominican Republic border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* bmobile (Trinidad and Tobago) * Claro República Dominicana * Vivo TV (Brazil)

TERRESTRIAL MICROWAVE

* Multi-Choice TV (Barbados)
Multi-Choice TV (Barbados)

DEFUNCT SATELLITE

* DirecTV
DirecTV
Brazil * DirecTV
DirecTV
Mexico * GVT TV
GVT TV
(Brazil) * Sky Argentina * Sky Chile * Sky Colombia * Sky Ecuador * Sky Peru * Sky Venezuela

DEFUNCT CABLE

* Vivo TV Plus (Brazil)

* Africa, Asia, and Oceania * Americas * Canada * Europe * United States
United States

* v * t * e

Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in the United States
United States

CABLE MVPD

* Adams Cable
Adams Cable
* Allegiance Communications

* Altice USA
Altice USA

* Optimum * Suddenlink Communications

* Armstrong * Atlantic Broadband * Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Ridge Communications
* Blue Stream * Broadstripe * Buckeye Broadband * Cable One * Charter Spectrum * Comcast Xfinity

* Consolidated Communications

* FairPoint Communications

* Cox Communications * Docomo Pacific * Emery Telcom
Emery Telcom
* Full Channel * GCI * Hargray
Hargray
* Layer3 TV * Mediacom
Mediacom
* Midco
Midco
* Northland Communications
Northland Communications
* OneLink Communications * Satview Broadband * Service Electric * SRT Communications * TDS Telecom

* TPG

* Grande Communications
Grande Communications
* RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation
* Wave Broadband

* TruVista Communications * WOW!

SATELLITE MVPD

* Claro * Dish Network
Dish Network
* DirecTV
DirecTV
* Glorystar * Headend in the Sky * Home2US

FIBER MVPD / IPTV
IPTV

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* DirecTV
DirecTV
Now * FuboTV
FuboTV
* Hulu
Hulu
with Live TV * PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue
* Skitter TV * Sling TV * YouTube
YouTube
TV

OVER-THE-TOP

* Amazon Video
Amazon Video
* Anime
Anime
Network * Apple TV (iTunes Store) * CBS
CBS
All Access * Crackle * Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll
* CW Seed * CuriosityStream * DramaFever
DramaFever
* Fandor * Feeln * FunimationNow * go90 * HBO Now
HBO Now
* History Vault * Hulu
Hulu
* iON (IPTV) * Lifetime Movie Club * Netflix
Netflix
* Noggin * Pluto TV * Roku
Roku
* Seeso
Seeso
* Showtime * StarzPlay * Tribeca Shortlist * Tubi TV
Tubi TV
* Univision
Univision
NOW * Yupptv * WWE Network
WWE Network

DEFUNCT CABLE

* Adelphia Communications Corporation
Adelphia Communications Corporation
* Alameda Power and Telecom 1 * Astound Broadband

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* AlphaStar * GlobeCast World TV * PrimeStar * United States
United States
Satellite Broadcasting * Voom HD Networks

DEFUNCT IPTV

* Sky Angel * Virtual Digital Cable
Virtual Digital Cable

DEFUNCT TERRESTRIAL

* Aereo * USDTV * MovieBeam

SEE ALSO

* Radio spectrum pollution

* v * t * e

Additional resources on North American television

NORTH AMERICA

* List of local television stations in North America * DTV transition * North American TV mini-template

CANADA

* Canadian networks * List of Canadian television networks * List of Canadian television channels * List of Canadian specialty channels * Local Canadian TV stations * List of United States
United States
stations available in Canada * 2001 Vancouver TV realignment
2001 Vancouver TV realignment
* 2007 Canada broadcast TV realignment
2007 Canada broadcast TV realignment

MEXICO

* Mexican networks * Local Mexican TV stations

UNITED STATES

* American networks * List of American cable and satellite networks * List of American over-the-air networks * Local American TV stations (W) * Local American TV stations (K) * Spanish-language TV networks * 1994 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment * 2006 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment * List of Canadian television stations available in the United States * Insular Areas TV

* Africa, Asia, and Oceania * Americas * Europe

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