Advanced Television

6,000 satellite receivers seized in Iran

January 27, 2015

By Chris Forrester

Iran’s police have been busy removing dishes and confiscating satellite receivers as the nation enforces its ban on viewers watching ‘foreign’ TV channels.

The city of Shiraz lost more than 6,000 installations to teams of police from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, according to a local report. The dishes were taken to a local sports stadium and destroyed.

However, despite this apparent success, Radio Free Europe reports that 70-80 per cent of Iranians in capital city Tehran have access to satellite TV.

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