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BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

TRUSTED TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS 11 SATELLITE CHANNELS

Broadcastiong Operations

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.

Programming
In our philosophy of cross-pollination, we program many of our own productions as well as acquired programming from other sources in Japan and abroad. In addition, we are able to program to promote other TFC businesses.
Marketing
TFC's mission, of course, is to introduce our networks to as many viewers as possible. Within the pursuit, we target consumers with cable or home satellite receivers and cable operators as well as hotels and other venues with commercial dish service.
Satellite Transmission Service
As a fully-integrated international media company, TFC operates a Satellite Transmission Center in the heart of Tokyo, uplinking to a satellite drifting 22,400 miles above the equator and down to cable operators, broadcast services and consumers throughout Japan. The quality and reliability of TFC satellite services are unmatched in the industry. TFC's Satellite Transmission Center is also equipped with studio, editing, recording and mixing bays to enable live or pre-produced uplink services in a timely fashion. As the era of digital and high definition technology dawns, our uplink center has started simultaneous digital transmission.
ENETRTAINMENT FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY

Family Gekijyo

Presenting family fare 24 hours a day from prominent producers of family and children's television.。

Super! drama TV

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.

History

Presenting documentaries and historically relevant programming from A&E Television Networks, which has over 230 million subscribers in 130 countries.

The Cinema

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.

Classica Japan

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.

IGO & SHOGI CHANNEL

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.

Playboy Channel

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.

Red Cherry

Presenting mature entertainment based on home-grown content in every genre.

STAR CHANNEL
STAR CHANNEL 1 PREMIUM
STAR CHANNEL 2 SELECT
STAR CHANNEL 3 DUB

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.

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