Following a Board meeting on 28 June, B-SAT of Japan, have announced the appointment of Mr Tatsuhiko Inoue, to the positions of President and CEO. The appoint will take effect immediately from 28 June 2018. The previous incumbent Mr Takashi Yabashi, will remain with the company as an advisor with the role of Executive Controller-General. Mr Yabashi held the positions of President and CEO since 17 June 2013.
B-SAT is progressing in its goal for greater HD and Ultra HD presence in the market, especially in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The first step was the launch of their first 4-series satellite, BSAT 4A, in 2017, This is planned to be followed by BSAT 4B in time for the Olympics.