2010s

  • 2010
    • Data Network Center Corporation becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary through a share transfer, and its name is changed to SKY Perfect Customer-relations Corporation (SPCC) in October.
    • Introduces OceanBB, a maritime broadband service for private merchant vessels that covers the world's major oceans
    • Introduces the ExBird satellite IP network service
    • Begins airing high-definition broadcasts on SKY PerfecTV! HD through the SKY PerfecTV! HIKARI service
    • Airs live broadcasts of all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM on SKY PerfecTV!, and 25 matches (including 2 live broadcasts) in 3D on SKY PerfecTV! HD and SKY PerfecTV! HIKARI
  • 2011
    • Launches the BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R hybrid BS/CS satellite
    • Introduces broadcast-linked video-on-demand service SKY PerfecTV! On-Demand for multiple media devices.
    • The company begins offering new BS digital broadcast services via SKY PerfecTV! e2.
    • Rolls out the new BS digital broadcasting station BS SKY PerfecTV!
  • 2012
    • The Okinawa Customer Center opens as a new operations hub.
    • A representative office is opened in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • Launches JCSAT-4B
    • Unifies the names of all multichannel pay TV broadcast services to SKY PerfecTV! The new SKY PerfecTV! takes off.
    • Successfully tests a live 4K satellite broadcast of a J.League soccer match
    • The company begins offering Superbird-C2 lines for aircraft Internet connection services.
  • 2013
    • The company begins offering the New Plan for BCP through its ExBird Service.
    • Transition of SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service HIKARI to the H.264/AVC video compression standard is complete.
  • 2014
    • Rolls out the WakuWaku Japan in Indonesia, broadcasting TV programs 24 hours a day in local languages
    • Offers a special channel for Paralympics in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
    • The company begins providing Swift Broadband, an Inmarsat satellite communications service for aircraft.
    • The company acquires OptiCast Inc. through a merger.
    • Transition of SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service to the H.264/AVC video compression standard is complete.
  • 2015
    • Introduces 4K broadcasting service in the SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service
    • Introduces 4K broadcasting service on FLET'S TV and SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service HIKARI
    • WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION is established.
    • The company implements 4K HDR video broadcasts using communications satellite JCSAT-3A.
    • The company and Intelsat Corporation decide to jointly acquire Horizons 3e.
  • 2016
    • Rolls out 3 in-flight SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service channels as Japanese airline ANA launches a Wi-Fi service on its domestic flights
    • A contract to acquire JCSAT-17 is concluded.
    • The company begins accepting applications for SKY PerfecTV! through NTT Docomo, Inc.
    • SKY PerfecTV! 4K Experience launches, and SKY PerfecTV! 4K Movies and SKY PerfecTV! 4K General become 24-hour services.
    • The company launches JCSAT-2B and begins a Wi-Fi service for all domestic JAL routes through JCSAT-5A band utilization
    • Enters the drone business as enRoute Co., Ltd. joins the Group
    • The company begins accepting applications for SKY PerfecTV! through Softbank Corporation.
    • Launches JCSAT-16
    • The company launches a service selling earth observation satellite images from Planet Labs Inc.
    • The company launches 4K HDR broadcasts through the SKY PerfecTV! 4K Experience.
    • The company releases a new app for the SKY PerfecTV! on-demand service.
    • The company forms a strategic business alliance with KSAT and introduces ground station services for low earth orbit satellites and drones.
    • Launches JCSAT-15
  • 2017
    • Introduces the SR-1 4K HDR broadcast van
    • A contract to acquire JCSAT-18 is concluded, and the company begins full-fledged high throughput satellite operations.
    • The company forms a strategic business alliance with Kymeta Corporation to pioneer a new satellite communications field that includes vehicles.
    • Signs strategic partnership and investment agreement with LeoSat Enterprises, Inc., agreeing to establish the low earth orbit satellites and drones business
    • The company receives a contract for work related to optical data relay satellite bus operations from JAXA.
    • enRoute Co., Ltd. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary.
    • Through joint experiments with Kymeta Corporation, the company successfully conducts satellite communication for mobile units using flat panel antennas for the first time in Asia.
    • A satellite image analysis solutions reseller agreement is concluded with Orbital Insight, Inc.
    • Introduces SKY PerfecTV! Hybrid
  • 2018
    • Launches Superbird-8
    • Begins demonstrational testing of a system aimed at providing electricity and communication services to remote islands and mountainous areas using Challenergy Inc's world-first Magnus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine in combination with satellite communications
    • Launches the Portable News application for broadcasting foreign language channels for travelers visiting Japan
    • Invests in American firm KVH Industries, Inc. and launches the Ocean BB Plus next-generation maritime internet connection service
    • Signs an agreement with the space development company Blue Origin, LLC
    • Launches Superbird-8
    • Introduces the "Disaster Medical Plan" as an ExBird service
    • Rolls out the WakuWaku Japan channel in Vietnam and begins airing broadcasts across all services provided by major Taiwanese cable network CNS, expanding the number of households where channels can be viewed in Asia to 13.8 million.
    • Succeeds in satellite transmission and reception of 8K video using a 2SI division 4K encoder/decoder system
    • Establishes THReee entertainment, a company specializing in music and sports, as a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT and three other companies
    • Concludes a distributorship agreement with American space venture HawkEye 360 Inc.
    • Launches Horizons-3e
    • Successfully establishes an interconnection between a Sigfox IoT network base station and SKY Perfect JSAT satellite communication line
  • 2019
    • Successfully broadcasts a next-generation live viewing in 32:9 resolution using 8K technology
    • Conducts a successful test flight of a satellite drone using satellite communications as a project entrusted from NEDO
    • Concludes an agreement with Airbus on the joint development of an optical data relay business
    • Concludes an agreement on exploring a business partnership with GITAI, Inc., a robot startup for space development.
    • Concludes an agreement to invest in Challenergy Inc.
    • Partnership with Pasco Corporation in the Space Business

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