Kurdish Sterk TV starts broadcasting
10.57 Europe/London, February 9, 2012 By Robert Briel

The new Kurdish satellite channel StÍrk TV has started broadcasting on the Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites.

In a statement the channel said that StÍrk TV ”will be broadcasting different programmes in reflecting the differences, colours and cultural richness in Kurdistan as well as current affairs in Turkey and the world.”

The channel will provide broadcast in Kurmanci and Sorani dialects of Kurdish as well as programs in Turkish.

Besides “different news events, current events, special interviews”, the channel “will also discuss and analyse the political developments in Kurdistan the Middle East and the world with different guests and on different subjects.”

The new channel was launched after Eutelsat suspended distribution of Roj TV on January 19. The decision was taken after a Danish court established that Roy TV was found to have links with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).