Raid on illegal cable TV network in Bahrain
September 21st, 2011 - 8:16 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

An illegal pirate television network has been discovered, broadcasting from a building in Bahrain. The Information Affairs Authority’s publications and publishing directorate, in liaison with the Public Prosecution and the Interior Ministry, raided the premises in the Capital Governorate. It had been transmitting over a radius of more than 1.5km to more than 400 subscribers.

Acting publications and publishing director Yousuf Mohammed Ismael said complaints had been received about people illicitly practising satellite TV broadcasting via an unlicensed cable TV network. The directorate obtained permission from the Public Prosecution to inspect the building, and has referred the case to it.