Cuba said it blocked the first attempted daytime transmission by an anti-communist television station broadcasting from the United States and run by the U.S. government.
The Communications Ministry in Havana said the TV Marti signal, which had previously been broadcast in the early hours of every morning, broke into Cuban national broadcasting space between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST Wednesday.It was completely blocked by Cuban jamming after only 29 seconds, the ministry statement said.
"Our government demands the immediate elimination of this damaging interference," the statement added.
Cuba had formally protested to U.S. broadcasting authorities about the daytime transmission, which the ministry said violated international accords.
The incident was the latest skirmish in an electronic information war being waged between the communist-ruled island and its powerful northern neighbor.