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Nilesat shuts Press TV transmissions

June 25, 2019

By Chris Forrester

Cairo-based satellite operator Nilesat has barred three Iranian channels from its transmissions, one of which is the much-criticised Press TV.

Reportedly, the move comes following the recent pan-Arab summit in Mecca where discussions included the need to adopt a tougher approach to what a Saudi newspaper described as “the poison” of Iranian propaganda.

As well as Press TV, the Tehran-based I film channel, is also no longer available. The ban is said to be for a two-year period.

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