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SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc.
Native name
株式会社スカパーJSATホールディングス
Romanized name
Kabushiki gaisha Sukapā JEISATTO Hōrudingusu
Type Public KK
Industry Telecommunication
PredecessorsJSAT Corporation
Sky Perfect Communications, Inc.
FoundedApril 2, 2007 (by merger)
Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shinji Takada, President
Products Fixed service satellite
Direct broadcast satellite
Pay TV
Revenue JPY 163.2 bn (FY14)
JPY 13.5 bn (FY14)
OwnerMajor owners:
Itochu Fuji Partners (22.2%; Joint venture between Itochu and Fuji Media Holdings)
NTT Communications (7.6%)
Sumitomo Corporation (6.5%)
Nippon TV (6.1%)
TBS (5.3%)
Number of employees
808 [1]  (2016)
Subsidiaries SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
OptiCast Inc.
JSAT International Inc.
Satellite Network, Inc. (92%)
Cable Television Adachi Corp. (77.3%)
SKY Perfect Mobile Inc.
SKY Perfect Well Think, Co.Ltd.
Data Network Center Corporation (51%)
JSAT MOBILE Communications (53.3%)
Website www.skyperfectjsat.space

The SKY Perfect JSAT Group is a Japanese corporate group that claims to be Asia's largest satellite communication and multi-channel pay TV company. [2] It owns the SKY PerfecTV! satellite broadcasting service and the SKY Perfect Well Think content studio, among other businesses.

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SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (株式会社スカパーJSATホールディングス, Kabushiki-gaisha Sukapā JSAT Holdings) (TYO : 9412) is the holding company for the group, and holds 100% of the shares of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (スカパーJSAT株式会社, Sukapā JSAT Kabushiki-gaisha), the group's main operating company.

History

JSAT

The space and satellite business of the group dates to 1985, when its three predecessor companies were formed: Japan Communications Satellite Company (JCSC), Space Communications Corporation (SCC) and Satellite Japan Corporation (SJC). JCSAT-1, Japan's first private-sector communications satellite, was launched in 1989. JCSC and SJC merged in 1993, becoming Japan Satellite Systems, which changed its name to JSAT Corporation in 2000. JSAT was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the same year. SCC was acquired by the Sky Perfect JSAT Group in 2008. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Sky PerfecTV

The pay TV business of the group dates to 1994, when Japan Digital Broadcast Service was founded (under the temporary name "DMC Planning"). It began the PerfecTV! pay TV service in 1996. Japan Sky Broadcasting ("JSkyB") was founded in 1996 and merged with JDBS in 1998. In 2000 it acquired the Japan business of DirecTV. [3]

Merger

JSAT and SKY Perfect transferred their stock to a joint holding company, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, on April 2, 2007. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation changed its name to SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. on June 27, 2008. The SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation name was re-adopted by JSAT Corporation, SKY Perfect Communications and Space Communications Corporation when they merged on October 1, 2008. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Satellite fleet

The JSAT constellation is a communication and broadcasting satellite constellation currently operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It has become the most important commercial constellation in Japan, and the fifth of the world. It has practically amalgamated all private satellite operators in Japan, with only B-SAT left as a local competitor. [3] [4]

It began in 1985 with the opening of the communication markets in Japan and the founding of Japan Communications Satellite Company, Satellite Japan Corporation, Space Communications Corporation. It grew by own investment, mergers and acquisitions of the parent companies. As of August 2016, in includes the fleets of three previously mentioned companies, Horizons Satellite and NTT DoCoMo and the DSN military network. [3] [4] [7] [8] [9]

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SKY PerfecTV! is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming and interactive television services to households in Japan, owned by parent company SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

JSAT Corporation (JSAT) was the first private Japanese satellite operator, which owned the JSAT satellites, as well as operated and partially owned the N-Star with NTT DoCoMo. Its origins can be traced to the funding of Japan Communications Satellite Company (JCSAT) and Satellite Japan Corporation in 1985. Both companies merged into Japan Satellite Systems Inc. in 1993. In 2000 the company was renamed as JSAT Corporation and was listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On September 1, 2008, the company was merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group.

Horizons Satellite is a joint venture between Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Group. Originally formed in 2001, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding between JSAT Corporation and PanAmSat for the launch of Horizons-1, it was renewed for Horizons-2. JSAT later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group and PanAmSat was acquired by Intelsat, but the companies continued with the relationship, with the order for Horizons-3e. Both companies also launched a joint satellite, Intelsat 15/JCSAT-85, but instead of the equal share agreement of this joint venture, JSAT owns a specific payload of 5 transponders out of the 22 Ku band transponders of the spacecraft.

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AT-X is a Japanese anime television network owned by AT-X, Inc.. AT-X, Inc. was founded on June 26, 2000 as a subsidiary of TV Tokyo Medianet, which, in turn, is a subsidiary of TV Tokyo. Its headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo. AT-X network has been broadcasting anime via satellite, cable, and IPTV since December 24, 1997.

Superbird-C2, known as Superbird-7 before launch, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by JSAT Corporation and designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric on the DS2000 platform. It had a launch weight of 4,820 kilograms (10,630 lb) a 15-year design life and was the first commercial communications satellite built in Japan. Its payload is composed of 28 Ku band transponders with a total bandwidth of 828 MHz.

Superbird-A, also identified as Superbird-1 before launch, was a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Ford Aerospace on the SSL 1300 platform. It was originally ordered by Space Communications Corporation (SCC), which later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It had a mixed Ku band, Ka band and X band payload and operated on the 158°E longitude.

N-SAT-110, also known as JCSAT-7, JCSAT-110, Superbird-5 and Superbird-D, is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite which was operated by JSAT Corporation and Space Communications Corporation until both companies merged into SKY Perfect JSAT Group in 2008. It is positioned in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 110° East, from where it is used to provide communications services to Japan.

JCSAT-16

JCSAT-16 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group and designed and manufactured by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform. It has a launch weight of 4,600 kg (10,100 lb), a power production capacity of 8.5 kW and a 15-year design life. Its payload is composed of Ku band and Ka band transponders. SKY Perfect JSAT Group plans to use JCSAT-16 as an in-orbit backup satellite for the Ku- and Ka-band satellites serving the Japanese market.

JCSAT-4B, known as JCSAT-13 before launch, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group (JSAT) which was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin on the A2100 platform.

JCSAT-2B, known as JCSAT-14 before commissioning, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group and designed and manufactured by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform. It had a launch weight of 4,696.2 kg (10,353 lb), a power production capacity of 9 to 9.9 kW at end of life and a 15-year design life. Its payload is composed of 26 C band and 18 Ku band transponders with a total bandwidth of 2,853 MHz.

DSN-2, also known as Kirameki-2, is a geostationary communications satellite to be operated by DSN Corporation, a subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Group. Its payload is a pure X band and will be used for military communications by the Japanese military. It was launched and successfully deployed on January 24, 2017 using a H-IIA rocket flying in its heaviest configuration, the H-IIA 204. It is Japan's first dedicated military communication satellite and is designed for at least fifteen years of service.

The JSAT constellation is a communication and broadcasting satellite constellation formerly operated by JSAT Corporation and currently by SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It has become the most important commercial constellation in Japan, and fifth in the world. It has practically amalgamated all private satellite operators in Japan, with only B-SAT left as a local competitor.

JCSAT-17

JCSAT-17 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group. The satellite was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin Space on the LM-2100 platform, and was launched on 18 February 2020 on an Ariane 5. The satellite mainly provides service to Japan and the surrounding regions. Utilizing several S-band transponders with a flexible processor, the satellite has the capability to redirect communications capacity to concentrate on disaster relief efforts or other high-volume events.

DSN Corporation Japanese: 株式会社ディー・エス・エヌ is a corporation owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Group, NEC and NTT Com. It was founded on December 19, 2012 for the sole purpose of acting as an investment vehicle in the private finance initiative that would handle the Japanese military X band DSN satellite network from 2015 to 2031.

Intelsat 26 was known as JCSAT-5 before launch and as JCSAT-R until it was sold to Intelsat in 2009. It is a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Hughes on the HS-601 platform. It was originally ordered by JSAT Corporation, which later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It has a mixed Ku band and C band payload and was used as an on orbit spare.

JCSAT-3 was a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Hughes on the HS-601 platform. It was originally ordered by JSAT Corporation, which later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It has a mixed Ku band and C band payload and operated on the 128°E longitude until it was replaced by JCSAT-3A.

Superbird-B, also identified as Superbird-2 before launch, was a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Ford Aerospace on the SSL 1300 platform. It was originally ordered by Space Communications Corporation (SCC), which later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It had a mixed Ku band, Ka band and X band payload and was lost at launch.

Superbird-B1, sometimes identified as Superbird-1B, was a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Ford Aerospace on the SSL 1300 platform. It was originally ordered by Space Communications Corporation (SCC), which later merged into the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. It had a mixed Ku band, Ka band and X band payload and was rushed into launch at the 162°E longitude due to the launch failure of Superbird-B.

Superbird-B3, known as Superbird-8 before launch, and DSN-1 (Kirameki-1) for its military payload, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Group and designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric on the DS2000 platform.

References

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  4. 1 2 3 4 "JCSAT". Global Security. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  5. 1 2 "Making Space Communications Corporation (SCC) a wholly owned subsidiary" (PDF). March 12, 2008. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  6. 1 2 "Notice of Merger of Consolidated Subsidiaries" (PDF). SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation & Intelsat. August 6, 2008. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  7. "N-Star". Global Security. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  8. "Superbird". Global Security. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  9. "Execution of a Program to Upgrade and Operate X-Band Satellite Communications Functions by the Subsidiary" (PDF). SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation & Intelsat. January 15, 2013. Retrieved 2016-07-28.