Iraqi TV viewers will get to see BBC shows on Genghis Khan, Auschwitz and Islam in Europe, thanks to a deal signed by BBC Worldwide.
Iraqi TV viewers will get to see BBC shows on Genghis Khan, Auschwitz and Islam in Europe, thanks to a deal signed by BBC Worldwide.

The corporation's commercial arm has signed a deal with Al Hurra, the country's terrestrial station, to provide 45 hours of news, documentaries, current affairs and history programmes, including Panorama, This Worldand Correspondent. The Arab-language station will also broadcast the programmes across the Middle East on its satellite service.

"As Iraq rebuilds its media networks, we are glad to be able to provide a quality source of international programming," said Monisha Shah, BBC Worldwide's director of emerging markets for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Al Hurra is run by the Middle East TV Network, which is funded by the US via an independent board of governors.