A satellite TV station broadcasting from Dubai is now so popular in Iran that it has the authorities seriously worried, even though its content is entertainment, not politics.
Farsi1 , which has been on the airwaves for just over one year, is now much part of the social fabric that the shows it airs are popular all across Iran, even in the remotest villages.
In the current month of Ramadan, families gathering will commonly have Farsi1 on in the background as they sit down for the evening meal that ends the daily fast.
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