Farsi1 (Persian: فارسی ۱) was the first international free-to-air Persian language general entertainment channel based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Country UAE
Broadcast area Iran
NetworkBroadcast Middle East
Headquarters United Arab Emirates
Picture format16:9, 4:3 (576i, SDTV) (1080p, HD)
Owner MOBY Group
Sister channelsZemzemeh
Launched1 August 2009; 13 years ago (2009-08-01)
Closed31 December 2016 (2016-12-31)[1]

Farsi1 was owned by 21st Century Fox[2][3] and was operated by Broadcast Middle East, a MOBY Group company.[4]

The channel was managed by Sina Valiollah, who used to be a host and producer years back in Iran.

From 8 June 2013, Farsi1 was renewed with new (mostly American) shows (like Modern Family & White Collar) subtitled in Farsi and from September 2014, Farsi1 was also airing Turkish TV series, like Adini Feriha Koydum, Seyit & Sura and Valley of the Wolves Dubbed in Farsi.

In April 2014, the network announced that they would only be available through Yahsat and would be leaving Hotbird, which led to many angry fans outside of Iran. Farsi1 neglected the fans in Europe with this decision.

The channel closed on 31 December 2016.[1]

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