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PKMN-DT
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Location

Tokyo City, Kanto

Branding

PBC KANTO5
PBC KANTO5 News

Slogan

Get Watchin' Kanto!

Channel(s)

Digital: 5 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

5.1 PKMN-PBC
5.2 PKMN-PBC-D2 Japanese feed

Affiliation

PBC

First air date

May 1, 1952

Former call letters

PKTO (1952-1997)

Former channel number

Analog: 5 (VHF) (1952-2011)

Former Affiliation

EBC (1952-1997)

Owner

Silph-PBC Media Network

 PKMN-DT, also known as "Kanto 5" is the flagship PBC station that serves the Tokyo City area in the Kanto region. It broadcasts on channel 5. It's headquarters are located at the Silphton Tower and it's broadcast on top of the Sky Tree Tower.

History

PKMN began in 1952 under the call sign PKTO as EBC Nippon's flagship station originally rebroadcasting programs from the US until the late 50s when it began producing original domesticated shows in Tokyo City. In 1963, PKTO produced the classic anime program Astro Boy becoming an instant hit in Kanto. PKTO began color broadcasting in 1967. Originally, PKTO only provided Japanese until around the '60s when it also began supporting English. In 1971, PKTO introduced it's iconic "Kanto 5" branding with the "circle 5" that was borrowed from Scripps TV stations WEWS-TV and WPTV until 2010.

News Operation

(To Be Added)

Newscast titles:

The News (1959-1962)
The Silph Co. News Report (1962-1967)
TV 5 Color News (1967-1971)
Kanto 5 NewsRoom (1971-1981)
Kanto 5 News (1981-Present)

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