Pars TV, sometimes still known as VOI News, is a television station based in the Californian city of Tarzana. The channel, which produces and broadcasts programmes in the Persian language, styles itself as the „Voice of Iran“ and has gained a reputable following for being a credible source of information. It allows viewers to follow the latest developments in both Iranian and international affairs. Pars TV is, in reality, a channel through which viewers can keep an eye on the way Iranians see and address the current realities of the world. To this end, live transmissions from the TV channel relate ongoing information and news from Iran in particular, but also from other Middle Eastern countries. Also, as its headquarters are based in the United States, Pars TV devotes an important part of its scheduling time to the political, economic and social news of America. The often confused bilateral relations between these two powers are part of the channel’s editorial content, which aims at promoting the values of freedom and a respect for human rights. Pars TV works towards this by denouncing all kinds of contempt for and violation of both individual and collective freedoms. The channels schedule is available free through the Hot Bird satellite and is structured around ongoing news bulletins. In addition, viewers who watch Pars TV can also view chat shows that sift through important and current social, artistic and cultural issues both in Iran and elsewhere.