| January, 2006|
| 16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
| Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting|
Middle East, North Africa, online, Iran
Al-Kawthar TV is a Tehran-based Arabic-language television channel. Launched in 2006 by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, it broadcasts religious and cultural programs about 20 hours a day mainly for Arab audience in the Middle East and North Africa. The content of the programs is mainly about promoting Shia Islam. The TV station derives its name from the heavenly river Al-Kawthar.