On August 12, 1960, a new era was born. This marked the date when NASA launched a 100 feet in diameter, mylar-coated plastic ball into orbit. Its purpose: to test the concept of bouncing radio waves from one location on earth, off a sphere to another location far away. The test was successful. The satellite communications era was born. Since that day, the media business has kept its eyes on the skies. TFC established its first satellite network in 1989. Since then, our satellite operation has expanded to a total of 11 channels, including Family Gekijyo, Playboy Channel, Classica Japan, History and The Cinema. TFC controls every aspect of our satellite business including programming, sales and transmission infrastructure.
Presenting family fare 24 hours a day from prominent producers of family and children's television.。
Presenting classic and contemporary telefilms and series both from the big three U.S. networks as well as networks around the globe. Super! drama TV broadcasts both in the programs' original language and in Japanese.
Presenting documentaries and historically relevant programming from A&E Television Networks, which has over 230 million subscribers in 130 countries.
Presenting variety of films including the latest Hollywood blockbusters and your classic favorites. The Cinema is a 24/7 movie channel, which brings you a very private theater to your own living room.
Presenting classical music performances from around the world. In partnership with Germany's Classica, Classica Japan features concerts, opera, ballet starring internationally acclaimed maestros as well as today's wunderkinds.
Presenting the nation's first television network dedicated to the classic board games of Igo and Shogi. The comprehensive, multi-faceted programming slate covers official tournaments, hands-on lessons, talk shows, among others.
Presenting the world's most recognized brand of mature-themed entertainment, with channels in over 50 countries. Playboy Channel Japan has partnered with Playboy Entertainment Group to offer quality, internationally produced mature-themed entertainment.
Presenting mature entertainment based on home-grown content in every genre.
Japan's very first premium TV service specialized in foreign movies mostly from major Hollywood studios. Briging viewers a selection of more than 280 movies each month on 3 BS High-definition channels, including the latest blockbusters, classic films and special movie features.