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Afghan TV Network Launches Satellite Programs To U.S.

A radio repair stand in Afghanistan (file photo) (AFP) PRAGUE, 24 February 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Afghanistan's Ariana Television Network has launched international satellite broadcasts to the United States.

Ariana says its new international programming is aimed at providing Afghans living in the United States with current news, entertainment, and cultural programming from the country.

Ariana will broadcast daily news programs in Dari, Pashto, and English.

The network was launched in August 2005 by Ehsan Bayat, an Afghan-American entrepreneur.

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