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Africa North
Egyptian state TV channels abruptly cease transmission
2012-11-26
[Al Ahram] A handful of Egyptian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
channels -- including Channel 1, Egyptian Satellite TV and some Nile TV channels -- abruptly vanished from the airwaves on Sunday evening.

While the channels eventually resumed terrestrial transmissions, satellite transmissions had yet to be restored as of 7:45pm local time.
Has someone neglected to pay this month's bill?
Salah Hamza, managing director of NileSat, the satellite television platform that carries the channels, said: "The connection was broken by sources outside Egypt; investigations are ongoing to determine the source [of the disconnection]."
Definitely unpaid bills.
Hamza said Channel 1 and Egyptian Satellite TV had been set to a new frequency in order to resume broadcasting, while Nile TV channels, too, were in the process of being set to new frequencies.

Ali Abdel-Rahman, head of Nile TV channels, told Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website that "no one knows the reason for the technical problem until now now."

Abdel-Rahman went on to stress that Ismail El-Shishtawy, head of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, was working to resolve the problem with NileSat management.
Posted by:Fred

#11  Alternate sign-off

Battle Hymn of the Republic


Posted by: rammer   2012-11-26 22:20  

#10  Star Spangled Banner
Posted by: rammer   2012-11-26 22:07  

#9  Followed by our National Anthem...
Posted by: tu3031   2012-11-26 22:01  

#8  And now we end our broadcast day...
The F-104 looked fast standing still.
Posted by: tu3031   2012-11-26 21:58  

#7  HIGH FLIGHT
Posted by: rammer   2012-11-26 21:52  

#6  What Pappy said.
Posted by: Barbara   2012-11-26 21:22  

#5  I liked the end of day and "Touched the Face of G*d", myself.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-26 19:17  

#4  Wakin up on Saturdays looking at the Indian and waiting for National Anthem is a fond memory.
Posted by: Shipman   2012-11-26 17:07  

#3  Cheech: "Whatch watchin?" Chong: "Some weird Indian movie." Cheech: "That's not an Indian movie, that's a test pattern".
Posted by: Deacon Blues   2012-11-26 12:20  

#2  Obama practicing his new show in the sticks prior to going to Broadway.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-11-26 09:30  

#1  No, it's the Jews' fault.

What? No one claimed that? Wow.
Posted by: Eric Jablow   2012-11-26 05:34  

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