BBC responds to BBC Persian interference

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 Eutelsat’s 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 “persistent interference of the Hotbird 6 satellite”, 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.

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