2000s

  • 2000
    • Launches Superbird-B2
    • DirecTV Japan subscribers migrate to SKY PerfecTV!.
    • Japan Satellite Systems Inc. changes its name to JSAT Corporation.
    • Japan Digital Broadcast Service Co., Ltd. changes its name to Sky Perfect Communications Inc.
    • Lists on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
    • Multichannel Entertainment Co., Ltd. (currently SPET) is established through investment by Sky Perfect Communications Inc. and JSAT Corporation.
    • Lists on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
    • Joint satellite N-SAT-110 is launched by Space Communications Corporation and JSAT Corporation.
  • 2001
    • JSAT International Inc. is established in the United States.
    • Horizons Satellite LLC is established through joint investment with American firm PanAmSat Corporation (currently Intelsat Corporation).
    • Satellite Network, Inc. shares are acquired.
  • 2002
    • Launches JCSAT-2A
    • Live broadcasts of all matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/JapanTM
    • Launches broadcasts on the SKY PerfecTV! 2 110-degree CS digital broadcasting service
    • The Hong Kong Branch is established.
  • 2003
    • OptiCast Inc., a company that conducts video broadcast operations using optical fiber, is established.
    • Begins providing satellite services in the sky above North America with the launch of Horizons-1, a joint satellite with American firm PanAmSat Corporation (currently Intelsat Corporation)
  • 2004
    • Opticast Inc. introduces OPCAS SKY PerfecTV! Compatible Optical Fiber TV (currently SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service HIKARI)
    • Relists on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
    • Plat One Co., Ltd., a company that operates a 110-degree CS digital broadcast platform business, is acquired through a merger. Its service name is changed from SKY PerfecTV! 2 to SKY PerfecTV! 110.
  • 2005
    • The company begins offering MegawaveMarine, a maritime broadband service.
    • OptiCast Marketing Inc. is established through joint investment by OptiCast Inc., NTT East Corporation, and NTT West Corporation.
    • OptiCast Marketing Inc. is established through joint investment by OptiCast Inc., NTT East Corporation, and NTT West Corporation.
  • 2006
    • The company begins offering maritime broadband services.
    • Launches JCSAT-5A
    • Broadcasts all 64 matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM
    • Launches JCSAT-3A
    • Acquires domestic broadcasting rights for the J.League (J1/J2) from 2007 to 2011
    • Introduces Emergency Earthquake Information, a disaster prevention information satellite transmission service (currently SafetyBird)
    • Introduces the EsBird disaster prevention platform service
    • Completes registration as a Broadcaster on Telecommunications Service at 124/128 degrees east longitude
  • 2007
    • Changes the "SKY PerfecTV! 110" name to "e2 by SKY PerfecTV!"
    • SKY Perfect Communications Inc. and JSAT Corporation establish the holding company SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.Integrates management through a transfer of shares and lists on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
    • Introduces the Sky-Access IPcast new satellite-based multicast transmission service (currently SkyAccess)
    • The SKY Perfect JSAT Group's base of operations is relocated and centralized at a new company building.
    • Launches the Horizons-2 joint satellite with American firm Intelsat Corporation
  • 2008
    • Space Communications Corporation is converted into a subsidiary through the acquisition of shares.
    • Introduces the "Portalink" portable IP-based communications service
    • The holding company's name is changed to SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc.
    • The company begins providing SKY PerfecTV! Hikari Home-type Wide and FLET'S TV in eastern Japan.
    • JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. is established.
    • Launches Superbird-C2, the first commercial satellite made in Japan
    • Constructs the SKY PerfecTV! Tokyo Media Center
    • SKY Perfect Communications Inc., JSAT Corporation, and Space Communications Corporation merge to form SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.
    • Introduces the SKY PerfecTV! HD service
    • Changes Japanese service name
    • The company begins providing SKY PerfecTV! Hikari Home-type Wide and FLET'S TV in western Japan.
  • 2009
    • The company's SKY PerfecTV! e2 rebroadcasting service launches on SKY PerfecTV! Hikari Home-type Wide. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation becomes the main provider of the three SKY PerfecTV! services, and OptiCast Marketing Inc. is acquired by OptiCast Inc. through a merger as a result.
    • Launches JCSAT-RA
    • Launches JCSAT-85 (jointly owned with Intelsat Corporation)

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