SAT-7 Pars Channel

Christians in Iran are facing many pressures and attacks on their faith.  Many are not able to meet together openly and obtaining Christian teaching is difficult.  SAT-7 PARS provides a spiritual lifeline for them.

“Many are gathering around their TVs and using the broadcasts as a weekly church meeting.  They even stand during the songs and take up an offering.  You can’t imagine how encouraging this is for these believers.  Thank you!”  A pastor in Iran

SAT-7 PARS broadcasts to the Farsi-speaking audience in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and to the diaspora in Europe.  Like other SAT-7 channels it provides a variety of programmes including women's programmes, drama, discipleship and many films.  It also has a segment of children’s programmes.

Live broadcasts form an important part of the schedule as viewers can contact the presenters with their questions. One programme, Dandelion, answers questions from teenagers who often don’t have anywhere else to turn to talk through issues affecting them.

Viewers appreciate all the Biblical teaching on SAT-7 PARS and many believers depend on the channel for encouragement and Biblical education.  One component of the channel is Seminary of the Air (SOTA), a comprehensive resource of biblical training which helps those seeking the truth as well as providing discipleship for new Christians and leadership training.

For two hours each day SAT-7 PARS broadcasts programmes in Dari, the language of Afghanistan.

SAT-7 PARS broadcasts 7 days a week.  It has its own websiteWatch SAT-7 PARS live!

SAT-7 PARS watch live SAT-7 PARS's YouTube Channel




viewer quotes

"I have Christian roots and it makes me really happy that I’m able to watch a Christian channel without any problem. So I’m tuning in and watching from early each morning in order to understand Christianity. What better way to spend your retirement could there be? Thank you so much. "

Retired teacher in Turkey

"I started to read the Bible and to watch SAT-7 PARS. Gradually I felt some difference in my heart and realised that I love God. This even changed my mind on emigrating. Therefore I stayed in Iran and now I am one of your viewers. Your programmes are the only source I have to build my faith."

A viewer in Tehran

""Dear brothers and sisters, I live in Azerbaijan and I am the only Christian where I live. I really like this channel and it encourages me so much. May God keep blessing you." "

SAT-7 TÜRK viewer

"SAT-7 reaches our family in this desert to give us hope where there is none. Our kids know Jesus through you and the miracles he is doing... Through this small TV screen, you reach our heart, we hear the news of Heaven and you give us relief, we feel home where we don't feel it and know we have a Big family in Christ, caring and praying and working."

A family in Saudi Arabia

"I would like to thank each one who works on my favourite channel, SAT-7. You are the source of blessing to my life. I pray that the Lord bless you and use you more for His glory."

A Syrian woman

"I am touched by the sermons that I’m watching every Friday. I’m not able to go to church but God has opened a door for me to attend a church service in my house every week! I never thought that one day I would see bold Algerians worshipping the Lord and not afraid to be shown on TV."

An Algerian viewer

"My family and I came to Christ and we are big fans and regular viewers of SAT-7. God bless you."

Man from Morocco

"I am a regular viewer of the programme 'From Me to You'. I am so blessed and my spirit gets lifted up by your prayers, songs and sharing. Thank you for today's topic. We really need to change. And may the Lord work in us more and more for His glory. "

SAT-7 ARABIC viewer in the Holy Land

"Yesterday evening I came across you while channel surfing. I watched a couple of very nice programmes. I especially liked the movie explaining the Prophet Abraham's life. I had previously read the Bible, but I do not really understand, are you able to help me?"

Student in Turkey

"“A friend gave me a Bible, and I bought a satellite dish to watch your programmes. I gave my heart to Jesus. Pray for me to learn more about Christianity.”"

An Iranian viewer

"Finally, a Syrian programme has come to us! May God bless you and use you to the glory of His name."

A viewer of 'Just for You'

"I am a big fan a regular viewer of your wonderful channel, SAT-7 programmes."

Male viewer, Morocco

"I would like to thank you for your marvellous efforts in serving our children. Enough to say that we leave them in front of SAT-7 KIDS with full trust of your commitment to supplement our parenting."

Parent in Egypt

"Although I am not a Christian, because of you I am becoming closer to God."

Viewer in Kuwait

"Five years ago I started seeking for the truth in different religions. I was lost, confused and wanted to reach out to God. I really needed comfort and peace. Thank God I found peace and the truth through the programmes and the songs on my favourite channel SAT-7."

A woman from Saudi Arabia

"I'm Maya, 3 and a half years old from Amman, watching your bedtime story every night and can't go to bed before listening to your stories. Mama also watching with me."

From a young child in Jordan