The newest just makes sense: J:COM

History

2023
August
  • The joint venture will collectively operate seven channels: Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, Travel Channel, Movie Plus, and Lala TV.
October
  • Launch of "Shin Standard," a service that combines TV broadcasting and video streaming
  • Launch of "Paramount+" and renewal of VOD service to "J:COM STREAM"
2022
July
  • Acquired ISMS (ISO/IEC 27001) certification
  • Set a group goal of achieving carbon neutrality in fiscal 2050
March
  • Concluded a "collaboration agreement on disaster prevention and mitigation" with NHK
2021
July
  • Company name changed to JCOM Co., Ltd.
  • Changed the brand message to "Atarashiio Atarimaeni"
  • Broadcast “Tokyo 2020 Olympics/Paralympics” on community channels
  • Started providing “J:COM Telemedicine”
March
  • Number of “J:COM Electric Power” contracts exceeds 1 million
2020
December
  • Joining the SDG Media Compact
July
  • Demonstration test of ride-sharing service
February
  • Established J:COM Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Co., Ltd.
2019
December
  • Launch of next-generation TV service new STB “J:COM LINK”
October
  • Made Zakua Co., Ltd., a home visit support company, a consolidated subsidiary
  • J:COM NET's optional service "J:COM Messhu Wi-Fi" is now available
September
  • Started the first demonstration test of Telemedicine system in Japan
June
  • Home IoT service "J:COM HOME" launched
2018
December
  • 4K broadcasting service (4K J:COM Box) launched
May
  • Entered into a capital and business alliance with content production company Whomor Co., Ltd.
April
  • Video production business/advertising distribution business Makes Prooks Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary
  • J:COM DENRYOKU starts offering “menu for all electric power”
February
  • Broadcast 'Pyeongchang Olympics 2018' on community channel
2017
April
  • Local information application "Do Local" started to be provided
  • City gas retail service “J:COM Gas Supplied by Osaka Gas” begins in Kansai area
January
  • The number of subscribers to MVNO service “J:COM MOBILE” exceeds 100,000.
  • The number of households using the “J:COM DENRYOKU Home Course” exceeds 200,000.
2016
September
  • The number of households using the “J:COM DENRYOKU Home Course” exceeds 100,000.
August
  • Broadcast "Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016" on community channel
June
  • Made Oita Cable Telecom Co.,Ltd. Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary
April
  • Launch of electricity retail service “J:COM Electric Power Household Course”
  • J:COM Kyushu Co., Ltd. merged with J:COM Kumamoto Co., Ltd.
  • J:COM East Co., Ltd. merged with J:COM Odawara Co., Ltd.
March
  • Converted Jupiter Shop Channel Co., Ltd., a mail-order business, into a consolidated subsidiary
2015
October
  • Launch of mobile service “J:COM MOBILE”
  • J:COM Heart Co., Ltd. certified as a special subsidiary
July
  • Converted Any Co., Ltd., an event operator and play guide company, into a consolidated subsidiary
June
  • Established J:COM Heart Co., Ltd., a subsidiary to support employment of people with disabilities
May
  • Launch of “J:COM TV Standard Plus”
April
  • J:COM Shonan Co., Ltd. merged with J:COM Kamakura Co., Ltd.
January
  • J:COM Kitakanto Co., Ltd. merged with J:COM Kumagaya Co., Ltd.
2014
July
  • Absorbed Technology Networks Co., Ltd.
June
  • Unified JCN service brand to J:COM
  • Established a new brand slogan, “Resonate more with you.”
  • Started 4K test broadcasting
April
  • Merged with JCN and integrated head office functions into J:COM
February
  • Second smart TV service: Proprietary new STB “Smart J:COM Box” launched nationwide
2013
December
  • Made Japan Cablenet Co., Ltd. (currently merged with JCOM Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary
  • Total number of subscribing households exceeded 5 million households
November
  • J:COM 's first smart TV service: Launch of new STB "Smart TV Box"
September
  • Converted IP Power Systems Co., Ltd., a bulk power receiving company, into a consolidated subsidiary
August
  • Launched IP-VOD service "milplus" for cable TV operators
July
  • Two renewed community channels “J:COM Channel” and “J:COM TV” begin broadcasting.
  • Delisted from Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ market
January
  • Merger of J:COM Co., Ltd., Suita Cable Television Co., Ltd., Takatsuki Cable Network Co., Ltd., Higashi-Osaka Cable Television Co., Ltd., Toyonaka-Ikeda Cable Net Co., Ltd., and Cablenet Kobe Ashiya Co., Ltd.
2012
December
  • J:COM Electric Power, a power supply service for condominiums, begins in Suginami Ward, Tokyo
October
  • Home network service "Omakase Support" launched
September
  • Launch of new TV service “J:COM TV My style NEXT”
June
  • J:COM On Demand unlimited viewing service “MEGA Pack” launched
May
  • First concept shop “J:COM Wonder Studio” opens in Tokyo Skytree Town®
  • Started providing "Xvie" service that allows you to enjoy VOD anytime, anywhere
April
  • Nationwide broadcasting of the second community channel “J:COM Channel HD” (currently “J:Tele”) begins
March
  • Start of application of new discount service “au Smart Value”
  • Made Asmik Ace Entertainment Co., Ltd. (now Asmik Ace Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary.
2011
October
  • J:COM Co., Ltd. and Miyagi Network Co., Ltd. merged to form J:COM East Co., Ltd.
  • Acquired shares of Yokohama Cable Vision Co., Ltd. jointly with Tokyu Corporation and made it a consolidated subsidiary
  • “Zakku” is rolled out nationwide as a J:COM NET service character.
July
  • J:COM Co., Ltd., Edogawa Cable Television Co., Ltd., City Telecom Kanagawa Co., Ltd., and Yokohama Television Station Co., Ltd. merged.
June
  • Total number of subscribing households exceeded 3.5 million households
April
  • Technology Networks Co., Ltd. (currently merged with JCOM Co., Ltd.) merged with Kansai Multimedia Service Co., Ltd.
  • Launch of new telephone service “J:COM PHONE Plus”
March
  • J:COM Saitama, Co.,Ltd. and City Cable Net, Inc. and J:COM Tojo merge
January
  • J:COM Fukuoka Co., Ltd. and J:COM Kitakyushu Co., Ltd. merged to form J:COM Kyushu Co., Ltd., the largest cable television company in Kyushu.
2010
December
  • Launch of high-speed mobile internet "J:COM WiMAX"
November
  • Merger of J:COM Tokyo Co., Ltd. and Johoku New Media Co., Ltd.
July
  • Launch of new TV service “J:COM TV My style” (currently “J:COM TV Select”)
June
  • Edogawa Cable Television Co., Ltd. acquired "Cable Vision Kasai" operated by Tokyo Cable Vision.
  • Concluded a memorandum of understanding on building a three-company alliance with Sumitomo Corporation and KDDI Corporation.
April
  • Cablenet Kobe Ashiya Co., Ltd. takes over Kobe Cable Vision, which is operated by the Kobe City Development Management Corporation.
March
  • J:COM Group formulates new brand slogan "Creates excitement. Connects feelings. The Entertainmedia Company"
February
  • Cable Net Kobe Ashiya Co., Ltd. takes over the cable TV business "Suzuran Cable Station" operated by Keihanshin Cable Vision.
January
  • Launched "Blu-ray HDR" STB with built-in hard disk with Blu-ray disc drive
2009
October
  • Made J Sports Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (now J Sports Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary.
April
  • Merged with Mediatty Communications Co., Ltd.
January
  • Technology Networks Co., Ltd. (currently merged with JCOM Co., Ltd.) launched (J:COM Technology Co., Ltd. absorbed Atnet Home Co., Ltd.)
2008
December
  • Made Johoku New Media Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary
  • Mediatti Communications Co., Ltd. becomes a consolidated subsidiary
  • Total number of subscribing households exceeded 3 million households
August
  • Converted Fukuoka Cable Network Co., Ltd. into a consolidated subsidiary
February
  • Established J:COM West Co., Ltd. (Three subsidiaries in the Kansai region merged)
  • Acquired management rights of Kyoto Cable Communications Co., Ltd. (currently merged with J:COM West Co., Ltd.)
  • Started providing "Earthquake Early Warning"
  • “J:COM Shop” will be gradually expanded nationwide.
2007
November
  • Established Channel Ginga Co., Ltd.
September
  • Merged with Jupiter TV Co., Ltd.
May
  • Started providing digital broadcasting of community channel “J:COM Channel”
April
  • Launched ultra-high-speed Internet service with a maximum downlink speed of 160 Mbps
2006
September
  • Acquired management rights of Cable West Co., Ltd.
August
  • Acquired management rights of Cablenet Shimonoseki Co., Ltd.
April
  • Made Sakura Cable Television Co., Ltd. (now J:COM Tokyo Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary.
  • Started providing STB "HDR" with built-in hard disk
  • Launched interactive service “Interac TV”
January
  • Acquired management rights of Kansai Multimedia Service Co., Ltd.
  • Acquired management rights of Rokko Island Cablevision Co., Ltd. (currently merged with Cablenet Kobe Ashiya Co., Ltd.)
2005
November
  • Converted Cable TV Kobe Co., Ltd. (currently merged with Cable Net Kobe Ashiya Co., Ltd.) into a consolidated subsidiary.
October
  • Total number of subscribing households exceeded 2 million households
September
  • Acquired management rights of Odakyu Information Service Co., Ltd. (Odakyu Cable Vision, currently merged with J:COM Kanto Co., Ltd.)
July
  • Acquired shares of Japan Digital Distribution Co., Ltd.
  • Established J:COM Technology Co., Ltd.
April
  • Launch of primary IP phone service “J:COM PHONE-i”
March
  • Listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange (currently the JASDAQ market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
  • Changed brand name to "J:COM"
January
  • Launch of VOD service “J:COM On Demand”
2004
April
  • Launch of cable TV digital service “J:COM TV Digital” (currently J:COM TV Standard)
2003
December
  • Started providing terrestrial digital broadcasting in the Kanto and Kansai areas
September
  • Launched high-speed Internet connection service with maximum downlink speed of 30 Mbps
2001
July
  • Started providing BS digital broadcasting
June
  • Total number of subscribing households exceeded 1 million households
2000
September
  • Integrated with Titus Communications Co., Ltd.
1999
January
  • Started providing high-speed Internet connection service
1997
July
  • Started providing Landline service
1995
March
  • Started providing cable TV service. The number of subscribers at that time was 19,000 households in total for the four stations.
January
  • Established as a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Tele-Communications International, Inc. (now Liberty Global, Inc.)
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