Red Cross Reports Over 1 Million Syrians Lack Access to Disney Channel

Bob Lincoln August 22, 2012 1

One of the satellite uplink stations (shown before the current uprising) used to distribute Disney Channel feeds as well as the online multiplayer service for best selling first person shooters Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3.

As civil unrest spreads across Syria, the Red Cross reported Wednesday that more than 1/3 of the country is without reliable cable, and over 1 million Syrians still lack access to the Disney Channel.

The United Nations has appealed to the United States and other western governments for $35 million to re-establish The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD programming bloc as quickly as possible.  “Many Syrians continue to face daily hardships brought about by the recent internal conflict.  Our only priority is to assist in the restoration of public services and improve the daily lives of more than 1 million Syrians that have been affected.  Central to that goal is bringing Disney’s emotional connections and magical, heartfelt stories back into Syrian living rooms,” said Jorgen Kark-Harden, president of Toons Without Borders, a volunteer, non-profit group that sends current and former entertainment executives into war-torn areas of the world to help local governments restart vital and lucrative digital content revenue streams for the west.

Though about 30 TWB observers have been trying to calm displaced civilians and help restart strategic multi-player video game networks as well as key cable and Internet services, without a larger force, their efforts appear doomed.  The stakes are high and time appears in short supply.  Just last week, a squad of Google tech commandos was stopped at the Syrian border near the Turkish city of Antakya.  Reports indicate their clandestine mission was to repair and reconnect damaged satellite facilities outside Aleppo used to distribute YouTube feeds throughout the country. Google officials had no comment when contacted about the alleged repair team operation.

Image credit: North khasab by Octal | CC-BY-3.0

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  1. Kalam February 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Matt and I have desired to have aneohtr child since we were married we would always pray Lord give us a child then add a small if it’s your will , which really meant.. I’m just saying that to make me SOUND like I care, but really I want a child no matter what you have in store. After 10 miscarriages, a very humbleing experience our prayer has changed to We want a child but if this is not your plan for you to fill this void somehow then take the desire away We can get so caught up in what WE want and forget what GOD wants knowing that God will never withhold anything good from us (of course forgot the verse, but I WILL find it for you) has reminded me that only HE knows what is good & right for our lives.

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