Iran

Plug Pulled in Europe on Iranian Press TV

The state-owned news channel went off the air in Europe as new sanctions kick in

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The European satellite provider Eutelsat SA has pulled the plug on several satellite channels and radio stations broadcasting from Iran.

The company has ordered media services company, Arqiva, to take the Iranian satellite channels off one of its Hot Bird frequencies. 

The Iranian channels being taken off the air include Press TV, al-Alam, Jam-e-Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Quran TV, and the Arabic-language al-Kawthar.