Satellite TV channel MBC Misr experienced another deliberate jamming of its signal Friday during the airing of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s El-Bernameg show.
This was the second time its signal has been jammed following a similar incident during Youssef’s episode Friday last week.
“I am not accusing anyone, but I am wondering about the state’s inability to protect its satellite which brings it profit from being jammed for an hour from an unknown source,” said Youssef via his Twitter account after the show was aired.
The Saudi-owned channel that broadcasts from Egypt’s Media Production City issued a statement introducing a new frequency following Friday’s disruptions in the signal.
Youssef’s third season of El-Bernameg resumed 7 February on MBC Misr after being cancelled on Egyptian satellite channel CBC in October.
It was suspended following complaints that Youssef had mocked supporters of army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and allegedly insulted Egypt’s military.
Egypt’s general prosecution referred to investigation in Feburary fresh complaints against Youssef of insulting the armed forces, the will of the Egyptian people and the “symbols” of both Egypt and its government, thereby threatening the safety and stability of the country…. see more
source: ahram online