Editor ©RapidTVNews | 15-07-2011

The BBC has revealed that Iranian authorities have again jammed BBC Persian TV running on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite.

BBC Persian TV streams live online and on satellites T12 (15 degrees West), W3A (7 degrees East) and EB2 (25.5 degrees East). The interference—which Eutelsat confirmed as being located in Iran—began on 12 July and is affecting the TV channel’s transmission. Both the BBC and Eutelsat have condemned the action which t hey describe as clearly contrary to international conventions for the use of satellites.

For its part, Eutelsat will be submitting a new complaint to the French Regulator, ANFR, for filing with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

BBC Persian TV launched in 2009 and has suffered similar deliberate attempts to interfere with its signal intermittently ever since