The Russian satellite Yamal-201, which is owned by Gazprom Space Systems (GKS), has suffered a failure.
As a result, reports TelecomDaily, its transponders have been switched off and the TV channels it distributes become no longer available.
Part of its load has temporarily been transferred to the Yamal-300K satellite, which is located in the same orbital position of 90 degrees East.
Yamal-201 was launched in 2003 and is equipped with nine C-band and six Ku-band transponders.
It covers Russia and parts of Europe and Asia.
This is understood to be the third problem the satellite has experienced.
GKS is a joint stock company backed by Gazprom (79.8%), RCS Energia (16.16%) and Gazprombank (4.04%).
It operates a total of four satellites (Yamal-201, Yamal-202, Yamal-300K and Yamal-402), along with an advanced ground telecommunications infrastructure.