The Russian DTH platform operator Orion has completed the creation of a backup technical platform on the Express-80 satellite at 80 degrees East.
In a statement, it says that the new and modern satellite, which has been operational since March 2021, has technical characteristics and standards close to its own current technical platform. This will allow for maximum compatibility in transitioning to the backup platform for both subscribers and broadcasters.
Orion adds that the backup of all Russian must-carry channels has now been established on the new satellite. The channels, including VGRTK, NTV and Channel One, were previously blocked by Intelsat.
It concludes by saying that so far 220 TV channels from the Telekarta packages have ben backed up. The remaining 30 will be by the end of this month.