Arabsat: Iran jamming Al Jazeera broadcasts
Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera has announced a new frequency, 11334V, for its Arabsat viewers to tune into the channel, citing “continued interference” from Iran as the cause of months of disruptions.
When the network asked Arabsat to look into the problem, it stated the disturbance was coming from two different areas of Iran – near Tehran and near the northwestern city of Marageh.
“Over the past few months, Al-Jazeera has faced sustained interference to our satellite transmissions,” (the network) said in a statement.
“These occurrences will only strengthen our commitment to continue providing our award-winning coverage across the region 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said the broadcaster.
The influential channel has been criticised by many Arab governments for its coverage of the anti-regime uprisings which have swept the region since the start of 2011.
Officials in Iran’s regional ally Syria, have repeatedly slammed Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the deadly revolt in the country, which has largely remained sealed off from the foreign media.
A complete list of frequencies is available here.