Eutelsat condemns jamming of broadcasts

by Staff Reporter | October 5th, 2012

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Eutelsat Communications made a new appeal to international regulatory authorities to urgently intervene in order to put an end to, what the company described as, repeated jamming of satellite signals reportedly from Iran.

This new appeal follows, what the company claims, significant deliberate interference from Iran since October 3 of international networks, including BBC Persian, the Voice of America’s Persian service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda, that broadcast via Eutelsat satellites.

The practice of deliberate interference with broadcast signals is a violation of rules of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Today’s complaint by Eutelsat officially asks the ANFR, France’s national frequency agency, to renew its objection to jamming to the ITU so that it can be addressed as a priority.

This new call for action to regulatory authorities follows appeals made by Eutelsat since May 2009 to put an end to, what the company describes as, unacceptable deliberate jamming of broadcast signals from Iran.

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