Manoto TV

Manoto TV

Also known as: Manoto TV

Persian Name: Manoto TV

Born in: London

Birthday: Oct. 28, 2010

Manoto, translated as "You and I" in Persian, is an international free-to-air Persian language general entertainment channel launched in October 2010. It is owned by Marjan Television Network and is based in London. The channel offers a variety of programs, including documentaries, films, series, news, and reports.

Marjan Television Network was founded by Kayvan Abbassi and Marjan Abbassi.

Funding for Manoto comes from venture capitalists, although the specific firms were not disclosed in a 2011 report on human rights and information access in Iran by the UK-based Foreign Policy Centre. Some analysts believe that the channel promotes Iran's ousted monarchy.

Kayvan and Marjan Abbassi, the UK-based Iranian couple behind Manoto 1, have maintained a low media profile, often declining to comment on their company and TV channel despite interview requests.

While specific viewership rates are challenging to determine, anecdotal reports suggest that Manoto has rapidly gained popularity, potentially rivaling more established satellite channels like BBC Persian and VOA Persian TV. According to a 2008 BBC report, these channels may have been watched by at least 30 percent of households inside Iran.

Manoto, translated as "You and I" in Persian, is an international free-to-air Persian language general entertainment channel launched in October 2010. It is owned by Marjan Television Network and is based in London. The channel offers a variety of programs, including documentaries, films, series, news, and reports.

Marjan Television Network was founded by Kayvan Abbassi and Marjan Abbassi.

Funding for Manoto comes from venture capitalists, although the specific f...