FARSI1 is the first international free-to-air Persian-language general entertainment channel based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
FARSI1 is operated by Broadcast Middle East, a MOBY Group company and is partly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The channel is managed by Sina Valiollah, who used to be a host and producer years back in Iran.
From 8 June 2013, FARSI1 will be renewed with new (mostly American) shows (like Modern Family & White Collar) and from September 2014, FARSI1 is also airing some of the best Turkish TV series, like Adini Feriha Koydum, Seyit & Sura and Valley of the Wolves.
In April 2014, the network announced that they will only be available through Yahsat and will be leaving Hotbird, which led to many angry fans outside of Iran. FARSI1 neglected the fans in Europe with this decision.
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