A satellite truck belonging to a Lebanese television station was stolen Saturday outside of a hotel in Baalbeck, one day before the Lebanese parliamentary elections.
The truck was parked outside of the Kanaan Group Hotel in the Ras Al Ain area when it was taken by an unidentified group of people, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
The satellite truck is used for remote field production, typically to cover live television news events from a mobile location. It features a large satellite used to transmit a live feed back to the LBC central studio.
LBCI, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International, is one of the largest privately-owned television stations in Lebanon. The studios are located in Adma wa Dafneh, in the Keserwan District.