|Jeudi 12 Octobre 2000 à 00:00
Piratage du signal de NITV
Voici, dans sa version originale (en anglais) un communiqué publié sur le site de NITV nous informant du piratage subit par leur signal sur Hot Bird.
"GlobeCast, a French-based satellite transmission company, confirmed today in a letter to U.S.-based National Iranian TV (NITV) that a rogue carrier, originating from Iran or a country close to Iran, has blocked its transmission. Los Angeles-based NITV independently operates a 24-hour a day satellite TV station that reports Iranian culture and world news. Not affiliated with any political or governmental organization, NITV1s purpose is to culturally unite Iranian expatriates. The station reaches an estimated sixty million viewers worldwide, including several million in Iran. NITV satellite programming has been off the air since Oct. 1. GlobeCast confirmed satellite transmission problems on Oct. 1 stating that they noticed a rogue carrier on transponder 156 beginning at 11:40 GMT. Eutelsat, one of Europe1s leading satellite operators, also confirmed the presence of a rogue carrier. The rogue carrier stopped, according to GlobeCast, once Eutelsat ordered GlobeCast to cease transmitting NITV programming at 15:59 GMT. According to GlobeCast, they resumed transmitting NITV programming on Oct. 2 at 13:10 GMT only to be interrupted again by a rogue carrier who began interference at 14:02 GMT. Again at Eutelsat request, GlobeCast ceased transmission of NITV programming at 14:45 GMT. The rogue carrier reportedly disappeared at 14:47 GMT. GlobeCast said the have filed an official complaint with Eutelsat and stated, "At this stage it appears that the rogue carrier originated from Iran or a country close to Iran."