The none-profit satellite TV channel, also known as Iran National Television (INTV), is banned in Iran for reports that expose the violation of human rights perpetuated by the mullahs and for raising awareness among millions of Iranians of the regime’s fundamentalism, suppression of ethnic minorities, on the mullahs meddling in affairs of other countries, and particularly about their support for terrorism in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region.
Despite various technical efforts to jam the signal for this very popular TV station and despite very harsh penalties for viewers of the channel in Iran, the number of people watching the program is rising continuously.
The Iranian Regime’s Moral Security police on 2016 announced that it had have destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers as part of a widespread crackdown against illegal devices they say “deviate morality and culture”.
Gholamreza Khosravi, a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), was executed in Iran on June 1, 2014, on the charge of enmity against God for allegedly collecting information and giving monetary assistance to the INTV (Simay-Azadi) satellite TV station.
But despite these suppressive measures, a report by the regime’s parliament research center concluded that ‘these measures have not achieved the desired result but have brought a craving for satellite use in the most distant and poorest villages and city suburbs’