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BBC Persian

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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More About Channel

Launch January 14, 2009
Headquarters Broadcasting House, London
Owner BBC
Country United Kingdom
Language Persian
Sister channels BBC World News, BBC Arabic Television
Website bbc.co.uk/persian

Programs

Tea documentary, new tail –in search of tea today BBC Persian TV Satellite frequencies Deadly Music
Cultural Events In other words Sets out Electronic innovations
Fiction and documentary 60 min Crystal Violet Page two weekends
Weekely review of media Our war The best stories of the week New programs for BBC Persian TV
Apparatus Page Two Closely: Kuban Your Turn
Health Browse News Simple dishes with Nigel Slater Compass
Documentary: How am Iranian? In Search of Identities For all seasons Frozen Planet Conversation with the characters

Presenters

Jamaluddin Mousavi Najieh Ghulami
Farnaz Ghazizadeh Nader Soltanpour

Availability

Streaming media http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/tvandradio

  Satellite

Hot Bird 12149V – 27500 – 3
Eutelsat W3A 10720 H – 22000 – 1/2
Telstar 12 12608 H – 19280 – 3