SKY Perfect JSAT

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.

SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Sukapā JEISATTO Hōrudingusu
TypePublic KK
PredecessorsJSAT Corporation
Sky Perfect Communications, Inc.
FoundedApril 2, 2007 (by merger)
HeadquartersMinato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shinji Takada, President
ProductsFixed service satellite
Direct broadcast satellite
Pay TV
RevenueJPY 163.2 bn (FY14)
JPY 13.5 bn (FY14)
OwnerMajor owners:
Itochu Fuji Partners (22.2%; Joint venture between Itochu (63%) and Fuji Media Holdings (37%))
NTT Communications (7.6%)
Sumitomo Corporation (6.5%)
Nippon TV (6.1%)
TBS (5.3%)
Number of employees
808[1] (2016)
SubsidiariesSKY 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%)

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.



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]


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, it includes the fleets of three previously mentioned companies, Horizons Satellite and NTT DoCoMo and the DSN military network.[3][4][7][8][9]


  1. "(株)スカパーJSATホールディングス". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. "Corporate Philosophy". SKY Perfect JSAT Group.
  3. "History". SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  4. "JCSAT". Global Security. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  5. "Making Space Communications Corporation (SCC) a wholly owned subsidiary" (PDF). March 12, 2008. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  6. "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.
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