Nilesat signals “jammed”
May 27, 2015
By Chris Forrester
According to reports from BBC Monitoring, some of Nilesat’s channels are being deliberately jammed. Syria’s General Authority for Radio & Television, Bashar Sabsub, is quoted as saying that Syria’s state-backed satellite channel Syria TV is being jammed. He said that viewers could switch to Syria Drama which would carry the main channel’s output.
Sabsub told Syrian news agency SANA that it was in contact with Nilesat to attempt to resolve the problem.
However, this latest action is a continuation of ‘situation normal’ and where Syria’s TV channels have repeatedly been jammed by critics of the regime.
Unfortunately, and as is usually the case with deliberate jamming, other ‘innocent’ channels are also affected. One channel reported as affected is MBC’s Persia service.