Media Group Ukraine (MGU) has issued a strongly worded statement condemning an attempt to interfere with its satellite broadcasting signals during the live transmission of the Euro 2016 semi-final between Portugal and Wales.
In the statement, it says that the illegal jamming of signals from Astra 4A, B22 transponder caused viewers to experience technical problems with the signal transmitted by Ukraina, one of the group’s channels, and many were unable to watch the game.
In adds that according to surveillance data, the problems with the signal were caused by illegal external interference, with attackers using powerful jamming equipment.
It continues: “MGU has repeatedly pointed out to the public authorities that the Group’s channels have been exposed to interference with satellite broadcasts for a long time, but the issue has never been addressed.
“Jamming the signal transmitted by Ukraina TV channel during the broadcasts of Euro 2016 is an unprecedented violation of the law and interference with mass media operations, which will receive a wide international response.
“MGU demands that the relevant authorities should take the required measures to identify the source of interference. Euro 2016 broadcasts should continue without any interference because this sports festival brings Ukraine and Europe together”.