Iranian Dish TV offers several types of channels including IRIB2, pbc Tapesh, Cyrus TV and ITN. Many of the available channels have been operational for several years, such as IRIB2 which was first launched in 1979.
Unlike many of the American cable companies, the satellite systems sold in Iran offer access to its network through the purchase of its equipment. There are no subscription fees, and the consumers only have to spend money on the type of dish, set-top box, remote, universal wall-mount and installation. Below are details of some of the Iranian channels available on these networks.
IRIB2 is one of 32 national Iranian channels. Instead of this channel being central to one form of entertainment, there is a variety of things from which to choose. The types of shows that run on here consist of comedy skits, movies, children shows and newscasts. This channel is also available to be viewed in three different places around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia.
ITN is completely different from the IRIB2 channel. This channel is governed by the Sri Lankan state. The channel first began in 1979 and has programs with a few different languages on it, including Tamil and English.