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Chronology

  • JSAT Corporation
  • Space Communications Corporation
  • SKY Perfect Communications Inc.
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc.
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
1985
  • Japan Communications Satellite Company, Inc. is established.
  • Space Communications Corporation is established.
  • Satellite Japan Corporation is established.
1989
  • JCSAT-1 is launched as Japan’s first private-sector communications satellite.
  • Superbird-A is launched.
1990
  • JCSAT-2 is launched.
1992
  • Superbird-B is launched.
  • Superbird-A(new) is launched.
1993
  • Japan Communications Satellite Company, Inc. and Satellite Japan Corporation merge to form Japan Satellite Systems Inc.
1994
  • DMC Planning Inc. is established (name changed to Japan Digital Broadcast Service Co., Ltd.).
1995
  • JSAT obtains an international telecommunications business license and begins to provide services.
  • JCSAT-3 is launched.
  • SCC obtains an international telecommunications business license and begins to provide services.
  • N-STAR a is launched.
1996
  • N-STAR b is launched.
  • PerfecTV! (now SKY PerfecTV!) services begin.
  • Japan Sky Broadcasting Co., Ltd.(JSkyB) is established.
1997
  • JCSAT-4 is launched.
  • JCSAT-1B is launched.
  • Superbird-C is launched.
1998
  • PerfecTV Corporation and JSkyBmerge and it’s service SKY PerfecTV!.
1999
  • JCSAT-4A is launched.
2000
  • JSAT acquires NTT Communications Corporation’s equity in N-STARa and N-STARb.
  • The company name is changed to JSAT Corporation.
  • The subscriber of DIRECTV Japan is taken over after the termination of DIRECTV Japan’s services.
  • The company name is changed to SKY Perfect Communications Inc.
  • The company is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • The company is listed on the MOTHERS market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Superbird-B2 is launched.
  • N-SAT-110 is launched.
2002
  • JCSAT-2A is launched.
  • SKY PerfecTV! 110 service (now SKY Perfect TV! e2) is started.
2003
  • Horizons-1, the joint satellite with PanAmSat Corporation (now Intelsat) is launched.
2004
  • The HIKARI PerfecTV! (now SKY PerfecTV! HIKARI) service is launched.
  • The company is relisted on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Merged the 110-degree CS broadcasting business Plat One Corp., Ltd..
2006
  • JCSAT-5A is launched.
  • JCSAT-3A is launched.
  • SKY Perfect Communications Inc. and JSAT Corporation announce that they will integrate their business operations by establishing a holding company and transfer their shares to it in April 2007.
2007
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is established and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Horizons-2 is launched.
2008
  • Space Communications Corporation becomes a subsidiary as a result of share acquisition.
  • The group holding company SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation changed it’s name to SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc.
  • Superbird-C2 is launched.
  • SKY Perfect Communications Inc., JSAT Corporation and Space Communications Corporation merge and begin operation as a new company, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.
  • SKY PerfecTV ! HD service is started.
2009
  • JCSAT-RA is launched.
  • JCSAT-85 is launched.
2010
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation acquires N-STAR c.
2011
  • JCSAT-110R is launched.
2012
  • SKY PerfecTV!, SKY PerfecTV e2, and SKY PerfecTV HIKARI are integrated into SKY PerfecTV!.
  • JCSAT-4B is launched.
2012
  • SKY PerfecTV!, SKY PerfecTV e2, and SKY PerfecTV HIKARI are integrated into SKY PerfecTV!.
  • JCSAT-4B is launched.
2014
  • MPEG-2 Standard-Definition Broadcasts for the SKY Perfect Premium Service is terminated.
2015
  • 4K Commercial Channels "SKY PerfecTV! 4K General" and "SKY PerfecTV! 4K Movies" started.
  • Delivery of Japanese content to overseas audiences business "WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation" is established.
2016
  • JCSAT-2B is launched.
  • JCSAT-16 is launched.
  • JCSAT-110A is launched.
2017
  • Defense Communication Satellite-2 (Kirameki 2) in association with the Program to Upgrade and Operate X-Band Satellite Communications Functions ordered from Ministry of Defence is launched and transferred to the owner.
2018
  • Defense Communication Satellite-1 (Kirameki 1) in association with the Program to Upgrade and Operate X-Band Satellite Communications Functions ordered from Ministry of Defence is launched and transferred to the owner.
  • Superbird-B3 is launched.