Tag Archives: Iran

17 TV channels banned in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has closed down the local offices of 17 television channels. Enemies have established 17 satellite channels in the name of Shia (Islam), said Mohammad Pour-Fallah, Irans Deputy Intelligence Minister. Last August, several TV channels were closed in a similar action over allegations of clandestine and illegal transmissions[...]

Iran to launch Azerbaijani TV channel

Iranian state broadcaster, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) plans to open a 24-hour Azerbaijani language TV channel which will broadcast television series, cartoons, and documentaries produced in Azerbaijan. The TV channel will mainly cover the cooperation and cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Iran and will serve towards the strengthening of cultural relations, and development [...]

Iranian police seize illegal satellite dishes

Iranian police have launched an operation in west and southwest Tehran to confiscate illegal satellite dishes which are smuggled into the country and sold for less than USD 200 to watch foreign television programs. The devices are used to access a wide array of TV programs from abroad, including political talk shows and dubbed Turkish [...]

Iran’s Press TV re-starts DTH broadcasts

Press TV, the 24-hour, English-language, news organisation owned by Iranian state broadcaster, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), has started broadcasting on two satellites following the lifting of various international trade prohibitions. Press TV is now being carried on Galaxy 19 (from 97 deg West) and Intelsat 20 (68.5 East). The signals went live last [...]

Deutsche Welle calls on Tehran to stop disruption

Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, has urged Iran’s leaders to end disruption to DW’s operations in the country and “immediately take steps towards more transparency and put an end to censorship.” The Director General of DW, Peter Limbourg, issued an appeal to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to take serious action on internet freedom [...]