MBS (mainichi broadcasting system) is a pioneer in the Japanese broadcast industry. In 1951, MBS became one of the first commercial stations in Japan to air radio broadcasts. In 1959, MBS started doing television broadcasts.
MBS operates in the largest broadcast area in western Japan, the Kansai region, an area with 22 million people, representing about 17 percent of the nation’s population and 8.9 million households.
MBS is headquartered in Osaka, the business center of the Kansai region where new businesses and innovative ideas are constantly being created. Kansai is also where the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara are located and where Japan’s valuable traditions and culture have been preserved. Kansai, with its unique combination of old and new, has also had historically strong ties with Asian countries.
In its efforts to disseminate even greater content, to the north of its present headquarters, MBS has built a new annex that houses two new main television studios.