European satellite provider cuts off 19 Iranian TV and radio stations because of EU sanctions
A leading European satellite provider took 19 Iranian television and radio broadcasters off the air Monday as a result of European Union sanctions aimed at punishing human rights abusers.
People in Iran still have access to most of the channels, operated by Iranian state broadcaster Irib, but they're no longer broadcast in Europe and elsewhere.
Satellite provider Eutelsat agreed with media services company Arqiva to block the Irib channels as of Monday morning because of "reinforced EU council sanctions" Eutelsat spokeswoman Vanessa O'Connor said. Irib's access to Eutelsat was via a contract with Arqiva.
Source and full story: Vancouver Sun/AP, 15 Oct 2012