Last week Nilesat was reported to have decided to permanently exit from Lebanon, citing problems with the Hezbollah-backed al-Manar channel. The reports even stated that Nilesat would cease using Beirut’s uplinking satellite teleport once its contract with the teleport expired.
Now Lebanon’s ‘Daily Star’ newspaper is reporting well-placed government sources saying that Nilesat is looking for a solution so that it can continue its Lebanese operations.
The Daily Star quotes a letter sent by Nilesat’s chairman Ahmad Anis, sent to Lebanon’s Information Minister, Ramzi Joreige, saying that Nilesat wanted to continue uplinking services from the Jouret al-Ballout teleport and that Nilesat wanted to maintain good relations and cooperation with the Lebanon, and its other broadcasters.
Anis invited the Lebanese to send a delegation to Cairo to discuss potential solutions.