Iran to launch 8 channels
November 28, 2011
By Chris Forrester
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is planning to launch eight digital television channels with various types of programmes. IRIB chief Ezzatollah Zarghami announced the plan saying that the new channels will cover a wide range of entertainment, news, educational and scientific programmes.
IRIB’s achievements and new plans were discussed during the 24th meeting on the latest media technologies held in Tehran, he added. Zarghami stressed the great potential of national channels in producing diverse programmes.
The IRIB chief also pointed out that promoting the programmes’ contents, improving graphical attractions and monitoring the producing systems are among the major priorities of the organisation. IRIB recently launched its first teleshopping channel offering a broad range of Iranian products to consumers.