RRsat expands backup and disaster recovery services

RRsat Global Communications Network, a provider of
content management and global distribution services to the television and radio
broadcasting industries, announced it signed an agreement with Spacecom, an
operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, for monitoring, backup and disaster
recovery services.

As part of the agreement, RRsat will act as Spacecom’s remote and mirror earth station for telemetry
monitoring, tracking, and commanding (TT&C) and In-Orbit Testing (IOT)
operations for Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite to be launched later this year.

The earth station will also act as a disaster recovery
(DR) site for the operations. In addition RRsat will provide indoor space –
hosting all relevant ground control equipment and operation positions.

With over 160 satellite dishes in 6 RRsat-owned teleports
plus an extensive global fiber network that is connected to RRsat’s advanced
playout centers, RRsat provides backup and disaster recovery services that
allow TV channels, multi-channel platform operators and satellite operators
like Spacecom to stay on air during disruptions in playout, distribution or

These services include content preservation, downlink and
turnaround uplinks to the same or substitute satellites, fiber and IP
connectivity as backup of existing connectivity or as potential workaround
solutions, full or partial playout as well as hosting equipment to be
maintained and monitored by our expert staff.

“We are very happy to have signed an agreement with
Spacecom, a veteran and current customer, for a new line of business. The
Backup and Disaster Recovery Services is a growing market for us where we are
well positioned to offer tailor made solutions to our customers due to the size
and location of our teleports in Hawley, PA and Emek HaEla, Israel and our full
range of end-to-end solutions,” said David Rivel, founder and CEO of

By Telecomlead.com Team
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