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Channels seek alternatives as ABS 2 suffers outage

Russian channels including the pay TV bouquet of Raduga TV have suffered disruption following a transponder outage on the Asia Satellite Broadcasting ABS 2 satellite at 75° East.

Channels affected by the outage on Saturday evening, affecting two transponders, include Discovery channels, Viasat, Fox, Sony, Eurosport, NTV and TV3.

The affected TV channels have been working to ensure the delivery of their services via alternative transmission providers, notably the Eutelsat 36A satellite at 36° East and Express AT1 at 56° East. Some channels, including Raduga TV’s services, have moved to different transponders on ABS 2.