Eutelsat investigates source of mystery jamming

Jan 25, 2007 5:59 am
From Media Network weblog:
Satellite operator Eutelsat said today it was investigating the source of a mystery signal which temporarily jammed broadcasts by several television channels and AFP’s news services. Eutelsat, one of the world’s three main operators, would not say whether it believed the “unidentified interference” was deliberate or accidental. “We have noticed interference” to the signal since Tuesday afternoon, said a spokesman for the Paris-based company. Eutelsat said that the difficulties were not caused by the company, nor by Globecast, which provides the bandwidth signal. Globecast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, also refused to comment on the origin of the disturbance. Agence France-Presse and several European, Middle East and northeast African radio and television stations had their services blocked by the interference. All transferred their satellite transmissions to another frequency to resume operations. AFP said its operations were virtually back to normal late Wednesday. (Source: AFP)
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