Syria Is Source of Latest Jamming, BBG and Others Say
The U.S. Broadcasting Board of
Governors and several other international broadcasters believe jamming of
their signals this week is coming from Syria.
interference has disrupted satellite signals in Europe and the Middle East. “The
jamming has hit satellites operated by Eutelsat, a European satellite operator,
affecting TV and radio programs reaching millions of households,” according to
an announcement from the BBG.
It said the jamming started when Eutelsat
announced it would terminate transmission of 19 channels belonging to Islamic
Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
The international broadcasters in the organization DG5 criticized the jamming, citing disruption of broadcasts from Russia through Europe, Central
Asia and the Middle East. BBG said signals
of VOA, RFE/RL and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks were affected. Other members of the DG5 are Audiovisuel Extérieur de la
France - France 24, British Broadcasting Corp., Germany’s Deutsche Welle
and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
According to the BBG, an earlier
round of jamming this month was traced to Iran.
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