The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is planning to launch eight digital television channels with various types of programs, IRIB chief Ezzatollah Zarghami announced.Addressing the 24th meeting on the latest media technologies, Zarghami added that the new channels will cover a wide range of entertainment, news, educational and scientific programs. IRIB's achievements and new plans were discussed during the 24th meeting on the latest media technologies held in Tehran, he added. Zarghami stressed the great potential of national channels in producing diverse programs. The IRIB chief also pointed out that promoting the programs' contents, improving graphical attractions and monitoring the producing systems are among the major priorities of the organization. IRIB recently launched its first teleshopping channel offering a broad range of Iranian products to consumers.