The BBC has increased the number of satellites carrying its BBC Persian channel after the service was subject to interference from Iran.
The BBC said it was making its Farsi-language service available on Eutelsats W2M satellite, which it said Iranians could tune into by making a small adjustment to their satellite dishes. It will also make the service available on Egyptian satellite Nilesat soon. The move follows Âpersistent interference of the Hotbird 6 satelliteÂ, which is also owned by Eutelsat.
The BBC said Eutelsat had traced the interference to Iran, where mass protests are taking place against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.