March 26, 2018 – SSL announced that it was selected as a trusted partner to provide a broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). As the leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan, B-SAT will use the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television satellite to ensure exceptional ultra-high definition video distribution for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SSL provided BSAT-4a to B-SAT in November 2017, and BSAT-4b will be a similar high-performance Ku-band broadcasting satellite. BSAT-4b will be co-located with BSAT-4a at 110 degrees East Longitude, and will function as a back-up that will secure highly-reliable services. B-SAT-4b is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer, and is based on the world’s most popular commercial communications satellite platform, the SSL 1300, which has the capability to support a broad range of applications and technology advances.