Navad

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Navad
NAVAD TV show 2008 logo.png
Created by Adel Ferdosipour
Voices of Mazdak Mirzaei
Peyman Yousefi
Opening theme Introduction
Ending theme Iran Pro League & Azadegan League Weekly Highlight
Country of origin Iran
Original language(s) Persian
Production
Producer(s) Adel Ferdosipour
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Mondays night and Sometimes Thursdays night (180 min)
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 3
Original run August 14, 1999[1] – present
External links
Website

Navad (Persian: نود‎, meaning ninety - 90 min.) is an Iranian, (Persian language), popular weekly television program broadcast by Channel 3 in Iran. The host of the program is Adel Ferdosipour. The main subject of the program is the football matches played in the Iranian Premier League every week.

Every episode has two guests, one who analyzes the technical aspects of the matches, and the other discusses the referee's decisions and errors. On some shows, famous football players are invited and interviewed as well. Navad show contains segments like "With the Legionnaires" (reporting on the Iranian footballers playing abroad), "Navad News" (the latest news about football in Iran) and "SMS-Win".

Since 1 January 2009, extraordinary activities on this program (mainly criticizing the football federation openly) there has been rumors of politics getting directly involved in the program, forcing the reporter to encourage or discourage certain subjects and putting limits on how far a discussion can go. Although not being officially covered by the mass media, several caricaturists have drawn controversial cartoons about this program which were published on blogs and certain magazines.

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