IP- French satellite operator Eutelsat has taken Press TV off air weeks after the European Union imposed sanctions on Iran's English-language news network.

Iran PressEurope: Viewers in Europe can follow Press TV Live at http://presstv.ir after Eutelsat removes the broadcaster from its satellite and announces the TV.

After Iran's response to recent riots, the European Union imposed new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Pressure and sanctions on Iranian media and PressTV are among the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Iran.

On November 14, the European Union imposed sanctions on several Iranian institutions and individuals, including Press TV, over alleged "rights violations" following the recent foreign-backed riots in the country.

Experts believe that sanctions imposed on Press TV by the EU and earlier by the government of Canada are aimed at muzzling free speech and alternative views.

Eutelsat is a French satellite operator providing coverage over the entire European continent, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is the world's third-largest satellite operator in terms of revenues.

On April 3, 2012, Munich-based media regulator BLM announced it was removing Press TV from the SES Astra satellite, as it purportedly did not have a license to broadcast in Europe.


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