The Sibling Service of BBC in Persian language was launched in the year 2009. The channel initiated in the recent past is having an audience share of more than 100M Farsi speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the Britain funds the channel with a budget of over £15 million. The Persian service has on a couple of times blamed to be inciting the propaganda and conspiring against the Iranian government and revolutionarily guards. However the greatly exaggerated offensive stance against the channel denounced and sought out as suspected on a number of times by the state is still rolling and progressing despite controversies and accusations.
Among many a criticism the 24 hour Persian news house has succeeded in winning HOT Bird TV award and Association of International Broadcasting award of clearest coverage of a single news event in television category.
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