National Geographic Farsi

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National Geographic Farsi
National Geographic Farsi Logo.jpg
National Geographic Farsi logo
LaunchedOctober 15, 2011
September 1, 2017 (relaunch)
Owned byNational Geographic Society
Disney Channels Worldwide MENA
Picture format16:9 SDTV
1080i HDTV
Slogan"Persian: عاشق تماشا کردن خواهید شد" (You'll Love Watching)
LanguagePersian
HeadquartersDubai Media City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Websitenatgeotv.com/farsi
Availability
Terrestrial
Oqaab
(Afghanistan)
Channel 41
Satellite
Hot Bird 13E10775 H - 27500 - 5/6
Eutelsat 7E11345 H - 27500 - 5/6 (SD)
Eutelsat 7E11304 H - 29700 - 2/3 (HD)

National Geographic Farsi is a free-to-air documentary channel that started broadcasting on October 15, 2011, and was shut down on May 1, 2013,[1] and relaunched on September 1, 2017.[2] It is the official Persian language edition of the National Geographic Channel. The channel broadcast via Eutelsat W3A. Whilst the channel was aimed to be broadcast for a Persian-speaking audience in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the channel's broadcast was based in Dubai, U.A.E..

It was co-owned by the National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group. During the channel's shutdown, the Persian edition of the National Geographic magazine, which launched later in 2012, remained in circulation.

Channel shutdown[edit]

The channel was shut down on May 1, 2013, with a short notice in Persian that was published on the channel's Facebook page.[1] The Persian text reads as follows:

As we express our gratitude to our dear audience, please be advised that for unpredictable reasons the National Geographic Farsi broadcast will be stopped as of May 1, 2013. We hope that in the future we will be able to join you again.

Although the channel is shut down, its official and social media sites remain online, albeit inactive.

Relaunch[edit]

On August 28, 2017, the channel's official Facebook page announced its relaunch to be on 1 September along a promotional video.[3] Also the new availability information of the channel on Eutelsat 7 and Hotbird 13 were announced on the same day.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Geographic Farsi Shutdown Notice". National Geographic Farsi.
  2. ^ "What's on the National Geographic this week - Middle East - Farsi". National Geographic - Videos, TV Shows & Photos - Middle East - Farsi. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  3. ^ "Facebook. National Geographic Farsi". www.facebook.com (in Persian). Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  4. ^ "Facebook. National Geographic Farsi". www.facebook.com (in Persian). Retrieved 2017-08-30.

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