Last Updated: Thu Mar 10, 2011 18:53 pm (KSA) 15:53 pm (GMT)

Al Arabiya & mbc broadcast deliberately jammed

 

The broadcast of Al Arabiya and mbc channels on the Nilesat are deliberately being exposed to jamming from unknown sources, which caused a cut in transmission, which continued for hours.

The mbc Group considers that such jamming campaign does not only target the broadcast of its channels, but targets the millions of viewers worldwide.

Al Arabiya news channel believes that the aim of the jamming is to prevent viewers from watching its continual and non-stop coverage of the news from the heated areas in different parts of the Arab world, especially after its successful and unbiased coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and finally Libya.

Until broadcast is regained back on the Nilesat, the mbc Group is providing a number of alternative temporary frequencies on the Nilesat, in addition to its permanent frequency on the Arabsat, to guarantee a reach to viewers everywhere.

The mbc Group is following up with this grave issue in order to identify the source of the jamming and to sue those who are responsible of causing it, so as to avoid similar incidents in future.

The following are the alternative frequencies of Al Arabiya and MBC channels on the Nilesat:

mbc channels

mbc1 12437 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4
mbc2 12437 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4
mbc4 12437 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4
mbc Action 12437 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4
mbc MAX 12437 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4

Al Arabiya News Channel:

New permanent frequency:
11727 MHz Horizontal 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4

Permanent alternative frequency:
12341 MHz Vertical 27500 Mbps FEC: 3/4

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