Launched on January 14, 2009, BBC Persian Television is a Farsi-language news channel available on satellite television. It is owned by BBC and caters to the Persian speakers in Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The channel is also available online for live streaming at BBC.com/Persian.
As of 2015, BBC Persian Television is broadcast eight hours every day from London. The programs on the channel cover various areas, such as current affairs, science, business, culture and entertainment. Jamaluddin Mousavi, Najieh Ghulami, Farnaz Ghazizadeh, Nader Soltanpour and Nafiseh Kohnavard are some presenters on the channel. Programs such as “Top Gear” and “BBC Sound” are dubbed in Persian and broadcast on the channel.