SAT-7 PARS broadcasts to millions of Persian-speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
Many people in repressive, economically stagnant Iran view life as bleak and hopeless. SAT-7 PARS exists to counter this widespread desperation with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Through SAT-7 PARS (“PARS” is a Farsi word referring to Persian culture), Farsi-speaking Christians both within and outside Iran can share their faith with seekers and encourage their fellow believers. The message they bring is both life-giving and life-saving. More than 60 percent of Iran’s 81 million-strong population are under thirty, and many of these young people are so dissatisfied with their society that they turn to drugs or even suicide.
Recognising this desperate need, SAT-7 PARS broadcasts original daily programs for youth, as well as for women and children. Viewers are encouraged to call in to the channel’s live shows to join in and receive prayer. SAT-7 PARS also broadcasts teaching programs to support both Iran’s oppressed Christians, and the free-to-worship Armenian and Assyrian ethnic minority groups.
- Broadcasts from Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B at 13 degrees East, 10.950 GHz Vertical, covering the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
- Broadcasts from Yahsat 13 at 52.5 degrees East, 11.958Ghz Vertical, covering the Middle East.
- Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
- Audience includes people in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and other Persian-speakers spread across Europe and Asia.
- Launched on 18 December 2006 (although programs carried on other SAT-7 channels from as early as September 2002).
- Office/studios are located in London, UK | Nicosia, Cyprus | Limassol, Cyprus.
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''Greetings to all my brothers and sisters at SAT-7. I’m grateful for your kindness and diligent work to gather us in Iran together in unity, with one heart and one voice to call upon the Lord and receive good teaching. This is not just a program or media ministry – it’s truly our church for the time being!”
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