Within Iran, the broadcast media are firmly under state control. No private channels are allowed. The state broadcaster runs eight TV channels and eight radio networks, plus a number of provincial and international channels.
Its director-general is personally appointed by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Some foreign films and documentaries are shown, but most TV programmes are domestically produced, covering a wide range of genres, but with a noticeable absence of musical entertainment and videos.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made known his opposition to the use of "banal and Western" music and the need to promote Islamic values.
"...satellite relievers are not banned in Iran". - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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