European satellite provider Eutelsat SA is set to pull the plug on several satellite channels and radio stations broadcast from Iran, Press TV reported.
The company has ordered media services company, Arqiva, to take the Iranian satellite channels off one of its Hot Bird frequencies.
The Iranian channels being taken off the air include Press TV, al-Alam, Jam-e-Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Quran TV, and the Arabic-language al-Kawthar.
The ban will also affect the satellite broadcast of several Iranian radio stations.
According to Press TV, this move follows months of jamming of Iranian channels by European satellite companies.
The Iranian channels, however, reserve the right to take legal action against Eutelsat's decision in order to restore their rights and compensate for any material and spiritual damages thereof to the full extent possible under international law, says Press TV.
Edited by: S. Isayev