Satellite transmission is a valid alternative to the traditional radio links that are normally used to distribute video and audio signals to terrestrial transmitters. The “contribution channel” is particularly suitable to cover broader and mountainous geographical areas.
- Terrestrial distribution network redundancy;
- Covers areas momentarily beyond reach for radio link connections or covers areas for limited periods;
- Sending content to other broadcasters.
Satellite connection contribution service for a national radio that includes broadband service, user licences and 24 hour assistance and Help Desk controlling. A preventive and regular maintenance service is foreseen for the uplink website. Satellite connection availability guarantee is 99.5 percent on an annual basis. The Sat.C.S. has been responsible for the activation and testing; moreover a preventive migration plan has been developed to minimize bad service or failure during the migration phase of the system in use.