Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Farsi BBC

Curious. Is the British government hoping to inspire a popular overthrow of the tyrannical regime in Tehran?

The British Broadcasting Corp. announced Tuesday that it plans to launch a Farsi-language cable and satellite channel for Iran.
The BBC said the London-based television service would begin broadcasting for eight hours a day in early 2008 and would be available to anyone with a satellite dish or cable connection in the region.
The channel will be run by the BBC's international broadcasting arm, the World Service. Treasury Chief Gordon Brown said the government would supply the 15 million pound (US$28 million, €22 million) annual operating cost.

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