Press TV banned

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  1. Danny2012

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    I have just read that the Iranian Broadcaster Press TV is to be banned by the British Government. I am sad at this as I really like the channel.

    What I really want to know is the following. Does the Government have the power to have the signal switched off? Or are we likely to see it just removed from the SKY epg? It currently broadcast at the following -
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    I have just read that the Iranian Broadcaster Press TV is to be banned by the British Government. I am sad at this as I really like the channel.

    What I really want to know is the following. Does the Government have the power to have the signal switched off? Or are we likely to see it just removed from the SKY epg? It currently broadcast at the following -
    Eurobird 1 (28.5E)
    11222
    27500
    2/3
    H

    SKY Channel 515

    I have just read that the Iranian Broadcaster Press TV is to be banned by the British Government. I am sad at this as I really like the channel.

    What I really want to know is the following. Does the Government have the power to have the signal switched off? Or are we likely to see it just removed from the SKY epg? It currently broadcast at the following -
    Eurobird 1 (28.5E)
    11222
    27500
    2/3
    H

    SKY Channel 515
     
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    The channel could be proscribed meaning it cannot be uplinked or broadcast from the UK. The question remains , do Press TV shift onto 19E or 13E and transmit from another EU state ?
     
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    So much for freedom of speech :(

    While I'm extremely suspicious about what Iran might be up to, I've never agreed with this sort of censorship.
    I don't see what it achieves.
    But it's probably the wrong place to raise it, so I'll leave it at that.
     
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    It is never the wrong place to raise such an issue.

    While I doubt I shall ever agrre with anything they broadcast, I stand for their right to do so.
     
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    Press TV is on quite a few satellites..

    I like to get news & business news from all over the world- & like anything else - don't actually take anything as 100% from any news media in the UK or anywhere else - just try to get an overall picture of whats' what.

    Press TV is very biased & one should only watch it with that in mind ... but you could say that about the Mail/ Express etc. etc.. except change the word watch to read. Then there's Mudoch's stuff .. :devil:

    is the BBC safe?- ... 'safer' perhaps.
     
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    Except they aren't being banned. They have been given a month to meet the terms of their broadcast license - i.e. be managed from the UK. They have also been fined for various infractions . As would any other broadcaster in the same circumstances.
     
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    I agree with all you say.

    I think even the Beeb is biased, but it's the most neutral I know.
    "safer" is a good word.
     
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    A leaked wikileaks cable from earlier this year. Stated that the United States Government asked the British Government to "curtail" the channel.

    As usual the US President says to a British PM "jump" the PM says "how high?".

    This also brings into question how "impartial" OFCOM really is.

    Iran has not invaded another country since 1739. Unlike....Bush and Blair.

    We are currently receiving a mass of state war propaganda from SKY News and BBC News regarding Iran.

    A total rerun of the "weapons of mass destruction" lies.
     
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    Press TV has already covered this. RT, CNN, CCTV and Fox News are not managed from the UK. Those channels report the news the way the British Government likes so are left alone.
     
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    An article on their website says the opposite.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how paulmcg responds to this.

    The truth is, I'd never even heard of the channel before this post :rolleyes:
     
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    Check it out. It will open your eyes to how controlled the BBC and SKY News actually are. Also check out Russia Today.
     
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    I partly know how controlled the Beeb is, what with D notices during the Falklands conflict.
    It was confirmed to me big time, re the coverage on Libya.
    And I'm British white, with no hidden motives.

    As for Sky news, I'd rather cut my throat before watching that.

    I just want the truth.

    I might well explore more, given that I love my news/current affairs. :smashin:
     
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    The Libyan "coverage" was totally appalling. SKY News and BBC News did not have the guts to report that Britain was in total violation of resolution 1973 "no fly zone". Maybe they weren't allowed to?

    Trust me you will enjoy Press TV and Russia Today. Without doubt the best news channels broadcasting in the UK.

    :smashin::smashin:
     
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    Channel 4 news is fantastic. Watch that if you want unbiased, consistent and intelligent news reporting.
     
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    I've not heard of this channel but am interested to know why the OP has seemingly joined to post this particular message on this forum. Is there a hidden agenda here? I just can't see how a channel that is broadcast from a country run by a totalitarian regime can be better than anything we already see here. Another excuse to bash the west surely?!
     
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    it's a joke of a station, the bias is blatant and insulting
    - and any organisation that employs both Yvonne Ridley and Lauren Booth cannot be taken seriously
     
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    If you want high quality non-UK news try Al Jazeera, I watched some of it during the uprising in Egypt and was extremely impressed.
    Calm, measure delivery and the corrsponents in the field were given time to finish what they were saying, no false rushes to make it exciting, emotional words etc..
     
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    To my mind, there is now a hidden agenda regardless of the channel these days.

    As for "totalitarian regime", there are different ways of achieving that imo.

    Whatever, the more viewpoints you hear, the better you're informed :smashin:

    And if you think the west is automatically best, I think you need to hear some more viewpoints.
    Or at least question things ;)
     
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    Seriously, which channel are you talking about?
     
  22. krish

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    Also, BBC2's Newsnight .... all other mainstream UK television news programmes are now just so dumbed down that John Craven's Newsround of the 70s-80s seems aimed at a more mature audience.
    Agreed and, unsurprisingly, they're mostly ex-BBC
    PressTV, not the Beeb :)

    EDIT ...
    - this 30 minute programme is on Radio 4 at 8pm on Thursday
    (might subsequently be downloadable as a podcast - BBC - Podcasts - The Report)
    2nd Edit ...
    - from a recent CiF article by the Observer and Spectator columnist/blogger Nick Cohen (an atheist in case anyone cries Zionist propaganda):
     
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    Yes and that agenda is :spam::spam::spam::spam::spam:

    I think that much is at least fairly apparent.
     
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    We've been getting satellite TV news/ business etc.. from around the world for years.. Press TV & it's extreme bias is not that new, it's more because it's here in the UK on the same satellite as Freesat/ Sky @ 28e ... the BBC is all over the world too with the BBC WORLD satellite channels & radio including ones being made in Farsi & Arabic which we pay for & they might see in a different light.
     
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    Does the OP work for or have any links to Press TV or the Iranian Regime?
     
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    My guess is yes. Probably in the PR dept.
     
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    It is new for a UK based TV news broadcaster (Press TV Ltd is registered at Companies House and is wholly owned and operated from the UK). Blatantly biased TV news broadcasters like Fox News are not UK based so Ofcom's Broadcasting Code does not apply.
    It is NOT funded by the licence fee, it is funded commercially by advertising
     
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    I agree with the bias of Fox News- we get MSNBC on a broadcast feed on 15w - it's actually not bad except for the very biased trailers they show.

    The BBC have said they are cutting back on the World Service TV & Radio channels & programming... I don't know the £ balance on each channel but they can't all be making money or they'd leave them alone.
     
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    BBC World Service (i.e. radio only) is certainly funded by the taxpayer via the FCO, but from 2014 by the licence fee only ... hence the cutting back. But the TV counterpart i.e. BBC World News (formerly BBC World, formerly BBC World Service Television) has always been a commercial operation.
     
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    I neither trust you nor do I enjoy press tv.
     

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