PMC (TV channel)

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LaunchedMay 9, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-05-09)
Owned byMehrdad Kia
Picture format16:9 (720p, HDTV), 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
LanguagePersian, English
Broadcast areaEurope, Middle East, Central Asia and Northern Africa
HeadquartersDubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Hot Bird 13B12322 / 27500 / 3/4 H
Eutelsat 7A (HD)11324 / 29700 / 2/3 V
Eutelsat 7B (SD)11345 / 27500 / 5/6 H

PMC (shortened from Persian Media Corporation or Persian Music Channel or Persian Media Channel ) is a free-to-air satellite TV network owned by Persian Media Corporation with its headquarters in Dubai Media City.[1] It was launched in 2003.[2] The network is devoted to Persian music videos[3] from ex-pat Iranian singers, as well as Iranian singers based in Iran.[4]

Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish hit songs are also shown on the network.

The channel is also widely viewed in Iran, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Northern Africa via free-to-air satellite.

In March 2017 the broadcasting via Hotbird was discontinued. In April 2017 PMC started a new broadcasting frequency via Astra.[5] In December 2017 the channel returned to Hotbird.[6] After the channel was only available on Yahsat for a while, it changed to Hotbird, Eutelsat 7A and Eutelsat 7B.


  1. ^ Khosravi, Shahram (2008). Young and Defiant in Tehran. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 156. ISBN 9780812240399.
  2. ^ Khosravi, Shahram (2017). Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 197. ISBN 9780812293692.
  3. ^ van Nieuwkerk, Karin (2011). Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theater: Artistic Developments in the Muslim World. University of Texas Press. p. 93. ISBN 9780292726819.
  4. ^ "Iran's state TV tries 'soft power' to win hearts and minds". Tehran Bureau. 22 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Persian Music Channel bereitet Start auf Satellit Astra vor". InfoDigital. 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Comeback: Persian Music Channel zurück auf Hot Bird 13° Ost". InfoDigital. 21 December 2017.

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