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History of HTB
|1968||HTB was launched on November 3rd, 1968.|
|1970||First color broadcasting van was put into service.
First live event coverage of Sapporo's ski jumping competition.
|1971||HTB's information booth "HTB Corner u" is opened in "Pole Town," Sapporo's underground city.|
|1974||Live coverage of the 1st "HTB Cup" ski jumping tournament.
Live Coverage of the 1st "HTB Cup" ice hockey match between Oji and Kokudo.
|1975||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with KATU, Portland, Oregon, USA|
|1977||1st "HTB Square" is created for the Sapporo Snow Festival.
HTB is the first to utilize ENG (Electronic News Gathering) system among commercial broadcasters in Hokkaido.
|1978||Launches the 1st children's program "GO! GO! 5" among commercial broadcasters in Hokkaido.
Broadcasts the docu-drama, "The Girl Who Wore the Red Shoes" to commemorate HTB's 10th anniversary.
|1979||The "HTB Salmon Committee" is organized in conjunction with Hokkaido's grass-roots campaign: "Come-Back Salmon."|
|1981||As a result of the vigorous efforts of the "Come-Back Salmon" campaign, the salmon population returns to the Toyohira River.
Completes its new studio wing at HTB's headquarters.
|1983||Launches multiplex broadcasting.|
|1984||Launches the biweekly program "Hard Day's Night" targeting 20s - 30s demographic.|
|1986||Launches the daily morning program "Today's Weather 745."|
|1987||Establishes the ANN-HTB Manila Branch Office in the Philippines.
Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with Heilongjiang TV, Harbin, CHINA
|1988||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with Pacific Broadcasting Company, Vladivostok, RUSSIA|
|1989||The "HTB Cup" ski jumping tournament becomes an international competition.
SNG (Satellite News Gathering) system is installed.
|1990||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with KOMO, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|1991||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with TV & RADIO of Sakhalin, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, RUSSIA|
|1992||Establishes the ANN-HTB Vladivostok Branch Office in Russia.|
|1994||Launches the first locally produced drama series "Chinese Restaurant."|
|1996||National broadcast of "A Promise in Sapporo" a drama, featuring the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Launches the weekly variety program, "Suiyo Dodesho" (How do you like wednesday?).
|1997||Organizes the 1st "TOYOTA BIG AIR" snowboarding competition in Sapporo.
Launches the first captioned broadcast among commercial broadcasters in Hokkaido.
Organizes the 1st New Year's Eve "Sylvester Concert."
|1998||Launches the regional data casting system "CLARK on ADAMS."|
|2001||Co-produces the film "man-hole" with Creative Office Cue.|
|2002||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with GTB, Chuncheon, Gangwon, KOREA|
|2003||Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with People’s Daily Online, Beijing, CHINA|
|2004||Organizes the rock concert "Yumechika Live" in support of HTB's "Yumechika Records label."|
|2006||HTB's DVD variety programs sell over 1 million units.
Launches digital terrestrial TV broadcasting, data casting and one-segment mobile TV from Sapporo's Teine Broadcast Transmission Station.
|2007||"Suiyo Dodesho" (How do you like wednesday?) becomes a national phenomenon and is aired in all 47 prefectures in Japan.
"Suiyo Dodesho" (How do you like wednesday?) is launched in the Los Angeles market.
|2008||Special drama "Sorapuchi" is nominated in Television Film Category at the "48th Monte-Carlo TV Festival."
Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with donga.com, Seoul, KOREA
|2009||Variety program "Hungry Hoppers: Pigging Out Around Japan" is launched in the Taiwan market.|
|2010||Completes the installation of 155 digital terrestrial broadcast transmission stations in Hokkaido.
Special drama "Mieruhi: Coming Home" is awarded in the Specially Commended in TV Drama Category at "ABU Prizes 2010."
Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with TJB, Daejeon, KOREA
Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with SZMG, Shenzhen, CHINA
Makes an agreement of friendship and cooperation with Dong-a Ilbo, Seoul, KOREA
|2011||Completes the transition from analog to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.|
|2012||Launches the video distribution service "HTB Hokkaido on Demand".|