BBC Persian has ended broadcasts in standard definition on the Hotbird satellite, after a short simulcast in both formats.
The channel, which belongs to the BBC World Service, follows BBC Arabic TV in opting for a quick switch to the high definition standard.
BBC Persian HD first appeared on Hotbird at the end of October 2020, giving viewers a three-month transitional period to switch across.
It broadcasts on the same Hotbird transponder as the former SD version, but now can only be received on newer satellite receivers.
BBC Persian HD: manual tuning
Use these parameters to tune into this channel. Information correct as of 04/02/2021
Satellite: Eutelsat Hotbird 13E
Mode: DVB-S QPSK
Symbol Rate: 27500