Press TV is part of the media structure of the Iranian influence network. It was founded in 2007 and is sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Iran’s state-run television operation. According to its website, Press TV “takes revolutionary steps as the first English broadcasting international Iranian news network.” Press TV had its UK broadcasting license revoked in January 2012 by British communication’s regulator Ofcom, which found that the channel was running its editorial from Tehran and not from the UK, thus breaching the Communications Act. In the UK, the channel is directed by film director and writer Hamid Khairoldin, who is also connected to other pro-Iranian media outlets. A 2015 report by the US Anti-Defamation League details various antisemitic themes and conspiracy theories promoted in its programs.