BBC: Iran targets new satellite to jam broadcastPosted: Sep 08, 2011 1:41 AM Updated: Sep 08, 2011 1:42 AM
Jamming from within Iran has affected BBC Persian television since its launch in 2009, and the British broadcaster says that one of Eutelsat's high-power Hotbird satellites has been targeted since July.
But the BBC now says that Iran has expanded its jamming to target the Paris-based company's W3A satellite, which covers Africa, Europe and parts of the Middle East.
BBC foreign editor Jon Williams said in a message posted to Twitter that "we call on Tehran authorities to stop these illegal acts."
Eutelsat did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday. BBC Persian is still broadcasting on other satellites.