BBC plans sat TV service for Iran

13 Oct 2006

(Associated Press WorldStream via NewsEdge) The British Broadcasting Corp is planning to launch a Farsi-language cable and satellite channel for Iran.

The BBC said service would begin broadcasting for eight hours a day in early 2008 and would be available to anyone with a satellite dish or cable connection in the region. The channel would be run by the BBC's international broadcasting arm, the World Service.

Treasury Chief Gordon Brown said the government would supply the 15-million-pound ($28-million) annual operating cost for the planned service.

© 2006 The Associated Press

© 2006 Dialog, a Thomson business. All rights reserved

Related content

Follow Telecom Asia Sport!
No Comments Yet! Be the first to share what you think!
This website uses cookies
This provides customers with a personalized experience and increases the efficiency of visiting the site, allowing us to provide the most efficient service. By using the website and accepting the terms of the policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.