Noor-Sat under Bahrain’s scanner for violation

Bahrain’s High Authority for Information and Communication (HAIC) has referred the files, contracts and agreements of TV company, Noor-Sat, to the National Audit Office to identify irregularities and violations.

This comes after Noor-Sat violated an agreement with Information Affairs Authority (IAA) by launching satellite stations without obtaining IAA’s approval. Following which, IAA demanded the company to stop broadcasting Fouloul and Al-Masrawiya channels earlier this week and plans to take legal action to terminate the agreement.

HAIC has also recommended the authorities to cease the transmission of satellite stations broadcasting from Bahrain for their non-compliance with legal rules in Bahrain and to investigate permits issued to these satellite stations and their commitment to the agreements, regulations and laws.