Iran’s Press TV seeks Venezuelan satellite access

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Iran’s IRIB state broadcaster is in talks with Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar satellite’s owners in an attempt to get Iranian channels back on air internationally. IRIB wants carriage for its Spanish-language version of Press TV (Hispan-TV). Hispan TV, launched in December 2011, has since been dropped by most European and US satellite operators because of United Nations and other sanctions on Iran.

The Simon Boilivar/Venesat-1 craft  is operated by the country’s Ministry of Science & Technology and has just 12 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders, and operates from 78 degrees West and transmits to all of South America and much of North America (in C-band).


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