BBC says Persian TV channel jammed from Iran

July 14, 2011 00:02

LONDON - Britain's publicly-funded broadcaster the BBC said on Wednesday its Persian television service was being deliberately jammed from inside Iran.

The BBC said problems with BBC Persian on the Hot Bird satellite began on Tuesday morning.

Eutelsat, owner of the satellite, confirmed the location of the source of the jamming as being in Iran, the BBC said.

"The BBC and Eutelsat condemn this deliberate interference that is clearly contrary to international conventions for the use of satellites," the BBC said in a statement.

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