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What kinds of Iranian television programs are available to watch online?

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The kinds of Iranian television programs available to watch online include sports talk shows, drama and religious programming. Most Iranian television programs are accessible through live streaming by broadcasters affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting or IRIB. It is possible for anyone worldwide to watch the programs at the same time as people in Iran. Some websites also stream Iranian series and old Persian movies.

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The IRIB is the main source of Iranian Television programming online through live streaming. The Corporation owns over 40 stations, each have their own streaming website. One popular Iranian show is Navad which is a sports talk show. It is aired on IRIB TV3 and streamed live to online audiences Monday nights and occasionally Thursday nights. IRIB Quran airs religious programs based on the Shia Islamic faith 24 hours a day. Popular dramas like Paytakht are also streamed online by IRIBTV1.

Some websites like Shiasource have compiled a number of past Iranian programs and movies which can be streamed. Popular series on the site include the Emissary, a series based on the life of Sulaiman, an emissary of Imam Hussein and The Delight of the Flight, a series based on the life of Abbas Babaei, who died in the Iraq-Iran war.

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