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Iran

Iran Media Stats

Definitions

  • Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • News Agencies > List of news agencies: List of news agencies.
  • Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media state-run broadcast media with no private, independent broadcasters; Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the state-run TV broadcaster, operates 5 nationwide channels, a news channel, about 30 provincial channels, and several international channels; about 20 foreign Persian-language TV stations broadcasting on satellite TV are capable of being seen in Iran; satellite dishes are illegal and, while their use had been tolerated, authorities began confiscating satellite dishes following the unrest stemming from the 2009 presidential election; IRIB operates 8 nationwide radio networks, a number of provincial stations, and an external service; most major international broadcasters transmit to Iran 2009
Households with television 76.58% 2002 75th out of 142
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 40.25 2012 101st out of 188
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 256.77 2013 130th out of 205
Internet > Users > Per capita 351.69 per 1,000 people 2007 56th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 320.29 2007 56th out of 149
Internet users 8.21 million 2009 35th out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) - state-run

Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) - English-language pages

Fars News Agency - affiliated to Revolutionary Guards, English-language pages


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2013
Personal computers > Per capita 109.14 per 1,000 people 2004 61st out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

IRIB - state-run, operates eight national networks, provincial services and an external service

2013
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 76.92 2012 140th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 455.22 per 1,000 people 2007 93th out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

IRIB - state-run, operates provincial, national and international services

Press TV - IRIB's English-language satellite channel

Al-Alam - IRIB network in Arabic

2013
Television receivers > Per capita 75.73 per 1,000 people 1997 109th out of 178
Televisions per 1000 67.26 2003 127th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Iran Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iran/Media

  • Iran ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Iran ranked first for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2012.