Hotbird EUMETCast backup.
You might find these two links from EUMETSAT's website interesting.
Similar information is contained in the recently updated TD-15, so many will already know it.
Between you, me, and the gate post, if EUMETSAT are paying money to reserve the two channels on Hotbird indefinitely, I suspect I'm not the only one wondering why they don't use Hotbird as the prime dissemination satellite and 10A or 9B as the backup.
I'm sure we would all welcome that?