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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|Launch||January 14, 2009|
|Headquarters||Broadcasting House, London|
|Sister channels||BBC World News, BBC Arabic Television|
|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|
|Jamaluddin Mousavi||Najieh Ghulami|
|Farnaz Ghazizadeh||Nader Soltanpour|
|Hot Bird||12149V – 27500 – 3|
|Eutelsat W3A||10720 H – 22000 – 1/2|
|Telstar 12||12608 H – 19280 – 3|