A grab of privately-owned al-Ikhbariya Syria television news network (file photo)
Privately-owned al-Ikhbariya Syria television news network has experienced broadcast signal intrusion and irrelevant images were broadcast for sometime on the channel.
Director of al-Ikhbariya Syria television station, Imad Sarah, said hostile sides determined the frequency used in the studio-to-transmitter link on Thursday, and broke into the network’s transmission, the SANA news agency reported.
They then aired a broadcast packet for about a minute and a half before al-Ikhbariya’s technical team restored the original signal.
Syrian television networks have recently gone through many hostile attempts to prevent them from reaching the global audience.
On September 4, Nilesat and Arabsat satellite companies stopped broadcasting Syria’s state-run and pro-government al-Ikhbariya Syria and Addounia television networks shortly after a meeting of Arab League ministers in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
In June, the Arab League asked the two satellite operators to block Syrian TV signals.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.