Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

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Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

Post by DJKeefy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:02 am

A handful of Egyptian state television channels – including Channel 1, Egyptian Satellite TV and some Nile TV channels – abruptly vanished from the airwaves on Sunday evening.

While the channels eventually resumed terrestrial transmissions, satellite transmissions had yet to be restored as of 7:45pm local time.

Salah Hamza, managing director of NileSat, the satellite television platform that carries the channels, said: "The connection was broken by sources outside Egypt; investigations are ongoing to determine the source [of the disconnection]."

Hamza said Channel 1 and Egyptian Satellite TV had been set to a new frequency in order to resume broadcasting, while Nile TV channels, too, were in the process of being set to new frequencies.

Ali Abdel-Rahman, head of Nile TV channels, told Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website that "no one knows the reason for the technical problem until now now."

Abdel-Rahman went on to stress that Ismail El-Shishtawy, head of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, was working to resolve the problem with NileSat management.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/59138.aspx


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Re: Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

Post by Winged Isis » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:28 pm

What a strange situation. I'll bet there are some weird conspiracy theories floating around!
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Re: Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

Post by A-Four » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:45 pm

Oh, stranger things than this have happened in this new democratic nation,............and I am certain even stranger things will occur in the near future.

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Re: Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

Post by hatusu » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:45 am

I lost BBC World.

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Re: Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission

Post by hatusu » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:46 am

PS I could get Al Jazeera though.

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