BBC channel ‘jammed’ on Eutelsat
July 14, 2011
By Chris Forrester
A BBC overseas channel, BBC Persian TV, has again been jammed by illegal signals from Iran.
A BBC statement says the interference started on Tuesday morning on the Eutelsat ‘Hot Bird’ satellite. “The BBC and Eutelsat condemn this deliberate interference,” said a press statement.
Eutelsat is also formally complaining to the French representative (ANFR) signatory to the International Broadcasting Union (IBU) in Geneva.
However, these official complaints have been made before without any notable improvement in Iran’s behaviour. BBC Persian TV has frequently suffered these blockages, although is also transmitting on a portfolio of other European and Middle East satellites, and online.