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All-Nippon News Network

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All-Nippon News Network (ANN; Japanese: オールニッポンニュース・ネットワーク, romanized: Ōrunippon Nyūsu Nettowāku) is a Japanese commercial television network run by TV Asahi Corporation (TV Asahi) in Tokyo, which is controlled by The Asahi Shimbun Company. The network's responsibility includes the syndication of national television news bulletins to its regional affiliates, and news exchange between the stations. Its affiliate stations also broadcast non-news programs originating from TV Asahi. Founded on 1 January 1970,[1]:161–163 and formalised on 1 April 1974, ANN is made up of 26 affiliates, including two stations that are double- or triple-affiliated with rival networks.

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All-Nippon News Network
TypeBroadcast television network
Key people
Masao Kimiwada[1]:161–163
Launch date
1 January 1970[1]:161–163
Official website
Official website
Old ANN logo (until September 2003)
LCN assignments of ANN affiliates

Between 1989 and 2013, it also operated the 24-hour satellite and cable news channel Asahi Newstar.