As-Safir daily reported that the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications asked LBC SAT to take all technical measures to prevent Rotana group from broadcasting from the ministry’s stations and allow LBCI to use them and link Adma’s station to the one in Jouret el-Ballout.
Upon examining the satellite transmission permits, the ministry found out that Rotana group does not hold any legal permits allowing it to receive and broadcast audio-visual footages via satellites through the ministry’s stations. Therefore, the satellite transmission permit belongs to LBCI.
The newspaper added that this step will pave the way towards broadcasting LBC SAT programs from Jouret el-Ballout, stressing that it is a new step that might induce a certain change to the status quo. In fact, Rotana, represented by Walid bin Talal, launched on Wednesday Rotana films on LBC EUROPE frequency.
LBCI board secured a new frequency to broadcast LBC EUROPE whose transmission was halted for a few hours. LBCI was still attempting until last night to broadcast LBC Australia and LBC America whose transmissions were also halted.