Corporate Outline

Business Overview


The Japanese economy continued its moderate recovery in the 2015 fiscal year.* The government’s economic policies and the Bank of Japan’s easing of the money supply resulted in rising stock prices and a weakening of the yen against major currencies, although growth in personal consumption remained lackluster and business confidence was weak in some sectors. However, solid improvement in employment levels and wages indicated that the economy, as a whole, remained steady.

The broadcasting industry in Japan continued to recover from the downturn caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. As the business performance of many companies improved, the market for spot sales turned favorable overall, and spending on television advertisements continued to expand.

Amid this operating environment, the TBS Group strove to further strengthen our terrestrial television programs, the core of our business. We also developed and fine-tuned our business operations to better meet the needs of advertisers.

Consolidated TBS Group financial results for FY 2015 were as follows: Net sales decreased 1.8% from FY2014 to ¥347.817 billion, while ordinary profit increased 4.5% from FY2014 to ¥18.915 billion. Net profit jumped 32.8% from FY2014 to ¥12.811 billion.

*Throughout TBS Highlights 2015/16, “FY2015” refers to the business year that ended March 31, 2015.

TBS Group’s broadcasting business booked consolidated net sales of ¥212.985 billion in FY2015, an increase of 0.1% from the FY2014 result. Operating profit in FY2015 was ¥4.171 billion, an increase of 8.1% from FY2014.

Corporate Overview

Corporate Information

Date EstablishedMay 10, 1951 (Commemorated May 17)
Company NameTokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
Head Office5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8006 Japan
Paid-in Capital54,986,892,896 yen
Business ActivitiesAuthorized broadcast holding company, administration and management of subsidiaries, real estate, television (JORX-DTV, Channel 6), broadcast satellite (BS) television (BS-TBS, Channel 6), radio (JOKR 954 kHz)

Major Shareholders (As of March 31, 2015)

ShareholderNumber of SharesheldPerentage Held
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.
(pension trust account held for DENTSU INC.)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (trust account) 8,957,100 5.51
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.7,691,0004.73
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.6,576,1004.04
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.5,745,2673.53
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.5,713,7283.51
NTT Docomo, Inc.5,713,0003.51
Nippon Life Insurance Co.5,006,2353.08
Bic Camera, Inc.4,190,0002.58
Kodansha, Ltd.3,771,2002.32

Revenue Breakdown

Year Ended March 31, 2015
(Billions of yen)
Total ¥347,8

Revenue Breakdown

TBS Group : Principal Activities

The TBS Group is engaged mainly in television and radio broadcasting, production and sales of visual and audio media, cultural productions, and associated maintenance and other services. TBS was engaged in the following activities during FY2015:

BroadcastingBroadcasting, broadcasting-related ventures, program production, video, art production, computer graphics, audio, lighting, camera reportage, cable television, video development, and surveys and research
Program sales and cultural eventsEvents, planning, and production of video software. Production and sales of video and audio software, events and programs, program syndication, production and sales of video and audio software, mail-order marketing, retail of general merchandise, production and sales of cosmetics, restaurant operation, production and sales of confectionery
Real estateReal estate leasing, maintenance and service, studio management, heating and cooling, parking facility management, leasing of machinery, insurance agents