German international public broadcasters Deutsche Welle has said its enigneers have detected an interference in its signals from the Hotbird 8 satellite. The source is unconfirmed, but areas in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including Iran, are affected.
According to the broadcaster interference of its transmissions coming from the Hotbird 8 satellite beginning Monday, February 14 at 13:07 GMT. It is believed the DW transmissions are being “jammed” by foreign signals, though the source of the signals cannot be confirmed.
Deutsche Welle said it last experienced jamming in February 2010, which was believed to have emanated in Iran.
The disturbances are affecting DW-TV Europe, DW-TV Arabia, as well as very high frequency (VHF) and shortwave signals in regions including Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia. TV live streaming on Deutsche Welle’s multi-language news website is also affected by the disturbances.
Deutsche Welle said alternate transmission services have been arranged for internet and satellite broadcasting. This includes broadcasts on the Astra position at 23.5 degrees East.