Arabsat says Ethiopia source of signal jamming

May 31, 2014 1:05 am


Arabsat has said television transmissions from channels it carries have suffered intentional signal interference from international jammers based in Ethiopia, Rapid TV News has reported. The Riyadh-based organisation said it resents the “illegal act” and expressed surprise at this “vandalism,” given there are no Ethiopian or Eritrean channels among the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite bouquets broadcast via Arabsat. The International Telecommunication Union and Arab League have both been informed of the satellite jamming, and Arabsat said it will not hesitate to take legal action against the culprits.

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