BBC Persian television is a Persian news channel that is controlled by the department of TV. It broadcasts its programs from its headquarters in Broadcasting House, London, UK and produces its programs in Persian languages. Its broadcasting area is the United Kingdom that aimed at 100 million Persian speakers in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Uzbekistan.
It was begun on 14 January 2009 (about five years ago). It provides its services only for 8 hours each day. This channel tries to cover a large variety of programs such as current affairs, science, culture programs, documentaries, business and art shows. It also produces entertainment programs including Top Gear and channel Sound with the dibbing in Persian. This channel services may be accessed by satellite television.
BBC Persian television has its annual budget £15 million that is usually funded by the FCO (Foreign and common office) but on 1st April 2014, all Worlds funding were transfer to the Fee license model that is paid by UK residents who watch television.
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Awards for Television:
On 4 November 2004, this channel was honored for “Clearest coverage of a single news event-television” by the Association for International Broadcasting and also awarded for “the elections that shock Iran”. On 20 November 2009, it was honored with “Best news channel” at Hot Bird TV Awards in Venice, Italy.
- BBC World Service Television (facilitate with international news and current affairs)
- BBC Arabic Television (provide top stories twice a day