Fars said Ezzatollah Zarghami, the head of the radio and TV organization, inaugurated Sahar-2 TV channel.
It quoted Zarghami as saying: “The reason for the soaring increase in the number of audiences of the foreign services of the Iranian radio and TV networks was because people of the world increasingly do not trust the biased and one-sided news and reports disseminated by Western media and the regional channels that toe their lines.”
“Sahar-2 TV network will broadcast 19 hours of programmes in three languages, English, Kurdish and Urdu, and Sahar-1 airs programmes in French, Azari, and Bosnian,” Fars news agency added.
(Source: Fars News Agency website, Tehran, in Persian 1400 gmt 31 Dec 09 via BBC Monitoring)
Andy Sennitt adds: Press TV reports that Sahar-2 broadcasts on Hot bird 8 at 13 degrees east, frequency 12437 MHz, horizontal polarization.