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Wowow
Wowow
Inc. (株式会社WOWOW, Kabushiki-kaisha Wauwau), listed as TYO: 4839, is a private satellite broadcasting and pay-per-view television station in Japan. Its headquarters are located on the 21st floor of the Akasaka Park Building in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[1][2] Its broadcasting center is in Koto, Tokyo.[1][3] On October 1, 2011, Wowow
Wowow
expanded their single channel broadcast satellite service to provide three high-definition TV channels:[4]

Wowow
Wowow
Prime (WOWOWプライム), a general entertainment channel. Wowow
Wowow
Live (WOWOWライブ), covering sports, documentaries, movies and live performances. Wowow
Wowow
Cinema (WOWOWシネマ), a 24-hour movie channel. All foreign movies aired in original language with Japanese subtitles.

Contents

1 Overview

1.1 Sports 1.2 President

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Overview[edit] Wowow
Wowow
was the first 24/7, 3 channel, full high-definition broadcaster in Japan.[5] 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.[6] 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, Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
(the complete uncut version), Shinreigari/Ghost Hound, Crest of the Stars, Ergo Proxy, X/1999, SHUFFLE!, Paranoia Agent, Now and Then, Here and There, Le Chevalier d'Eon, the 2016 Berserk series as well as the Anime
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, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Cold Case, Grey's Anatomy, Medium, The 4400, Project Runway, South Park, and The Simpsons, among others. Wowow
Wowow
has also screened Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
events for Japanese audiences, the Korean drama
Korean drama
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon
and the UK comedy sketch show Little Britain, as well as the British drama/action show Ultimate Force under the name SAS: British Special
Special
Forces. Previously Wowow's headquarters were in another facility in Akasaka.[7] Sports[edit] 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[edit] The president of Wowow
Wowow
as of October 2011 was Nobuya Wazaki.[8] See also[edit]

Tokyo
Tokyo
portal Television portal

References[edit]

^ 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&previousTitle=WOWOW%20INC

External links[edit]

WOWOW
WOWOW
satellite website WOWOW
WOWOW
satellite website (in Japanese) (requires Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
plugin) Wowow
Wowow
at Anime
Anime
News Network's encyclopedia

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