Here is a little incident that went by almost unmentioned. On June 16th and 17th Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat lost some transponders due to power generation difficulties of an old satellite. Of course the programs broadcasted went down for the time of the incident. Eutelsat took swift action to address the problem. By now all affected television programs are back on air. All except one: NTDTV, a independent TV-station, broadcasting in Chinese and therefore annoying the Chinese government. Reporters Without Borders confirm that the decision to take the station off air was politically motivated.
Hopefully Eutelsat's stock prices have risen a whole lot, for it's business opportunities in China improved a lot lately.
Commenting is closed for this article.