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Eutelsat confirms Russian, Iranian channel suspension

Eutelsat has issued a statement confirming that, on December 21st,  it had “ended all involvement in the broadcasting of three [Russian] channels Rossiya One, Pervyi Kanal and NTV, within the prescribed 7-day compliance period.” “Pursuant to the Council of the European Union (EU) Regulation 2022/2474 of 16 December 2022, these three channels as well as […]

December 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat hit by Iranian jamming

Eutelsat is suffering jamming from Iran. The deliberate jamming is affecting “external” channels being beamed into Iran. There are currently major civil demonstrations taking place in Iran, especially from young women objecting to the extremist government. The Guardian newspaper reports that Iran’s security forces have responded with live ammunition and brutal violence, killing over 50 […]

October 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Starlink adds 52; opens up for Iran

September 24th saw Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch an additional 52 Starlink satellites (mission 4.35) into orbit at 7.32pm Florida time. Musk’s business also responded to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s request to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information to Iran. Musk said last week that Starlink, which is already available to […]

September 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

BBC, ITV reveal World Cup 2022 schedule

The BBC and ITV have revealed their coverage plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this winter. The BBC will show England’s opening match against Iran on November 21st, as well as the possible Home Nations group match against the final European qualifier, which will be one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine. ITV will […]

April 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC calls on Iran to end harassment of Persian staff

The BBC has marked International Human Rights Day (December 10th) by calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and threats towards BBC News Persian journalists and staff.  The call to end the harassment of BBC News Persian journalists comes as the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to journalists at risk, Maria Ressa and […]

December 10, 2021

Forecast: AME telcos to add 7.5m 5G subs in 2021

The total number of 5G subscribers in Africa and the Middle East (AME) will reach 10.4 million by 2021, with the majority of 5G networks being in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Israel, and South Africa, forecasts GlobalData. According to the data and analytics company, 7.58 million 5G subscribers will be added in 2021, […]

October 1, 2021

Iran wants more ‘home made’ satellites

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has announced that the number of the country’s manufactured satellites will increase to 18 by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19th 2021). His comments were made to the Iranian parliament and reported by the FARS news agency. “Iran had made three […]

June 25, 2020By Chris Forrester