Nilesat bans al Manar TV

Nilesat has stopped broadcasting al-Manar TV channel as of 8:00 am Cairo Time today, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday.

The Egyptian-owned network said that its decision was due to the channel’s programs, which it described as “fomenting sectarian tension and strife”.

Nilesat also notified the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications that it would stop broadcasting from the government earth station in Jouret el-Ballout as of tomorrow afternoon, “as the contract with the Lebanese state has expired since 2015”.

Source: National News Agency

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