National Geographic Farsi

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National Geographic Farsi
National Geographic Farsi logo
Launched October 15, 2011
Owned by National Geographic Society
Fox International Channels (News Corporation)
Picture format SDTV
Slogan "Persian: عاشق تماشا کردن خواهید شد" (You'll Love Watching)
Language Persian
Headquarters Dubai Media City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Eutelsat W3A 11221 H - 27500 - 3/4

National Geographic Farsi (Persian) was a free-to-air documentary channel that started broadcasting on October 15, 2011 and was shut down on May 1, 2013.[1] It was 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 audience in Iran and other Persian speakers in the Middle East, the channel's broadcast was actually based in Dubai, U.A.E..

It was co-owned by the National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels. Despite the channel's shutdown, the Persian edition of the National Geographic magazine, which launched later in 2012, remains in circulation.

Channel shutdown[edit]

The channel was shut down on May 1, 2013 on 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 shutdown, its official and social media sites remain online, albeit inactive.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Geographic Farsi Shutdown Notice". National Geographic Farsi.