From AP, with thanks to Ruleta:
PARIS – France’s audiovisual watchdog agency said Friday it has reached an accord with a Lebanese TV channel linked to the anti-Israel group Hezbollah that allows it to remain on the airwaves in France.
The deal came after media regulator CSA had threatened to ban broadcasts by Lebanon’s Al-Manar via a Paris satellite operator. Jewish groups complained the network had aired an anti-Semitic series.
The regulator on Tuesday gave Al-Manar a license it requested to continue broadcasts through satellite operator Eutelsat into France and many other parts of Europe, the CSA said on its Web site Friday.
The CSA took action was sparked in December, when an umbrella group of French Jewish organizations complained that Al-Manar had aired an anti-Semitic series in France.
The 29-part series, “Al-Shatat,” was produced in Syria and broadcast throughout the Middle East by Hezbollah. Based on “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” it depicts among other scenes the killing of a Christian child on the orders of a rabbi so the blood can be baked into matzos for Passover.