Set alight on July 14 around midday, « access to the relay and the pylon was cut with pinc
ers and wood positioned near the electric inlet to allow the fire to get a good start. » In addition to TV, it seems also sabotage of the mobile telephony (reaching Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Anduze and Thoiras) that does a lot of talking in this tourist area in summer, and repairs should take … at least 3 weeks.
It seems that the radio will be restored first, “the Internet passes in places” but that for the rest (including TNT), it will take several weeks.
In the report in question, we hear for example a boss of a bar-restaurant, who complains of no longer having any internet connection with the operator Orange. She says she cannot work because of this sabotage. In addition to heavy material damage to the structure of the antenna, it is therefore a good blow to the tourism and commercial activity of the region during this summer vacation period.