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Intelsat reinstates 24 Iranian channels

February 10, 2014

By Chris Forrester

BBC Monitoring is reporting that following the relaxation of the ban on companies dealing with the Iranian regime (and following on from the Geneva Accord with the USA and other key nations) Intelsat has reinstated carriage of 24 services from state-backed Iranian TV.

The BBC said the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (IRIB) channels were switched back on by Intelsat at 5.35pm (GMT) on Friday Feb 7th.

However, it is still not clear whether the controversial Press TV is back on satellite.  France and Germany, as well as the UK, USA and Russia all signed the Accord, which suggests that Paris-based Eutelsat could now carry Press TV without fear of prosecution.

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