(Clearwisdom.net) The following letter from Canadian Parliament Member Bill Siksay to Giuliano Berretta, the president of Eutelsat, is in reference to the shutting down of NTDTV's broadcast signal into China by the satellite company.

Dear M. Berretta,

I am writing with regard to the interruption in Eutelsat satellite service to New Tang Dynasty Television which I understand started on June 16, 2008.

I am concerned about this development. I know that New Tang Dynasty Television has made an important contribution to the free flow of information and ideas around the world. As well, it is my understanding that many people, especially in the People's Republic of China ( PRC), have come to appreciate the services of New Tang Dynasty Television and the alternative it provides to state television services. I would appreciate knowing when this important service will be restored? What has led to this interruption? Has the service been interrupted at the request or suggestion of the government of PRC? I would also like to know if Eutelsat is planning to enable access to its satellites to other
independent broadcasters.

Thank you for your attention to this correspondence. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely Yours

Bill Siksay, M.P.