BBG Announces Significant Increase in Satellite TV News to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a significant increase in satellite television news broadcast into Iran.

The Voice of America (VOA) program News & Views, which for nearly two years has been a nightly 30-minute direct-to-home satellite TV broadcast, is doubling in length leading up to Iran’s June 17th presidential election. The hour-long Persian-language program will now air five times a day: the original show live during Iran’s prime time, plus four repeats with updates as events warrant.

News & Views is covering the election, the reformist candidates, and the calls to boycott the election and for a new referendum. The expanded coverage, funded by the emergency spending bill just passed into law, will be in addition to News & Views