CORPORATE INFORMATION

1984December First private satellite broadcasting company, Japan Satellite Broadcasting (now WOWOW), established

1989November "WOWOW" chosen as channel nickname

1990November Viewer service center opened in Chuo Ward, Tokyo Broadcast center completed in Koto Ward

November Tokyo Service broadcasting started (12-hour free broadcast)

1991April Station opened. Commercial broadcasting started (24-hour paid broadcast)

November High-definition test broadcast started, entrusted with transmission of five stations in Tokyo

1992August Number of net cumulative subscription contracts exceeds one million households (in world's shortest period for paid television)

1996January Number of net cumulative subscription contracts exceeds two million households

1998February WOWOW Communications established

October Yokohama customer center opened

December Number of net cumulative subscription contracts exceeds 2.5 million households

2000December Name changed to WOWOW Inc.

December BS digital broadcast started

2001April Shares listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market

2003February "Drama W" broadcast started with first series, "Sensei no Kaban"

August Okinawa customer center opened

2005June First dividends paid out since founding

November WOWOW Entertainment established

2006May Sapporo customer center opened

December Broadcast started on SKY PerfecTV! ch. 330 (124/128 service)

2007March WOWOW Scenario Awards created

April Theater movie label WOWOW Films established

June Number of net cumulative subscription contracts for digital exceeds analog

October First WOWOW Films production "Hannin ni Tsugu" released

2008April Emergency earthquake broadcast started

April "Drama W Series" broadcast started with first series, "Pandora"

2010June Broadcast started on SKY PerfecTV! HD (ch. 621-623)

October Broadcast started on IPTV service "Hikari TV"

2011March Market listing switched to Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section

JulyBS analog broadcast ended

October Full high-definition broadcast started on three channels

2012July Program distribution service "WOWOW Members On-Demand" started

2014December Broadcast of original documentary on international joint production project started

2016October IPC×WOWOW Paralympics documentary series "WHO I AM" broadcast started

2017MarchAcquired shares of Actvila Corporation and converted to its subsidiary.

April Acquired shares of IMAGICA TV Corp. and converted to its subsidiary.