iFilm is a revolutionary new TV channel (inaugurated on September 9, 2010) that showcases the best of Iranian Cinema in Arabic and Farsi. This application is the official Android app of iFilm TV (www.ifilmtv.ir).
The application lets you view - in Arabic or Farsi (Persian) - the live feed of the iFilm TV Channel.
NOTE: Some programs are only available in Arabic, therefore sometimes the Farsi (Persian) feed will have Arabic programming, this is because the programming being shown is not available in Farsi (Persian). This is the case for some talk shows, however the serials, movies and dramas are all available in Farsi (Persian) and Arabic.
The next version of this application will allow the user access to iFilm's Media related news stories, and to it's extensive Video on Demand (VOD) archive.
There will also be in the future a version specifically for Tablets which will feature a unique and innovative user interface.
Press Release Dated: September 9, 2010
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has launched a 24/7 Arabic-language network that airs Iranian-made movies and TV dramas to the viewers in the Arab World.
The new channel, named iFilm, was officially inaugurated on Thursday, marking Eid ul-Fitr, the celebration marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The channel's programs are currently being dubbed into Arabic in Syria, Lebanon and United Arab Emirates. The new satellite network will broadcast live quizzes on arts, backstage documentaries on films and ongoing productions, film reviews, short-length films and documentaries. The channel's target viewers would be around 300 million across the globe.
iFilm's film editing equipment and systems and archive of film records as well as its broadcasting equipment have been assembled by the IRIB World Service engineers and are totally automated.
The iFilm international channel will broadcast on Badr 4 (Arabsat), frequency: 12169 MHz, vertical polarization, symbol rate: 27500, FEC 3/4. It can also be received on Atlantic Bird 4A (Nilesat), frequency: 11393 MHz, vertical position, symbol rate: 27500, FEC 3/4; and Eutelsat W6, frequency: 11564 MHz, vertical position, symbol rate: 3214, FEC 3/4.
Note - this application requires Flash to be installed on your Android device.
Incorporated live playback engine into the app directly as opposed to an external download.