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Friday 19 Sep 2014

Press Release

BBC World Service statement: BBC Persian TV jammed

BBC Persian TV is again being jammed from within Iran. The deliberate interference began on Tuesday morning and is affecting the TV channel on the Hot Bird satellite.

Eutelsat, the satellite owner, have validated the geolocalisation of the source of the interference as being in Iran.

The BBC and Eutelsat condemn this deliberate interference that is clearly contrary to international conventions for the use of satellites.

Eutelsat have confirmed that they will be submitting a new complaint to the French Regulator, ANFR, for filing with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

BBC Persian TV continues to stream live online and on satellites T12 (15 degrees West), W3A (7 degrees East) and EB2 (25.5 degrees East).

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

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