No institution or organization has voiced opposition to the holding of online Tehran City Hall concerts in Milad Tower, and they continue to be held and broadcast every night at 9 pm on TIWALL Website.
Holding Online Concerts Without Any Hindrance
Mohammad Reza Javadi Yeganeh, deputy mayor for cultural and social affairs, denied some media reports that the IRIB was opposed to broadcast of live music concerts made available to citizens through TIWALL website and said all the agencies including the Tehran Department of Guidance and the Office of Music Affairs, the IRIB, and the media content organization, are all cooperating in this regard.
He added that so far no restrictions or obstacles on live music have been communicated to the Office of Tehran Mayor for Cultural and Social Affairs. “Of course, we observe many of the points (that need to be respected in line with their code of conduct). The images shown from the concerts during the last two nights very well prove this point.
ICT Minister Requested to Increase Internet Bandwidth
The deputy mayor of Tehran, pointing out that they had no technical problems last night said the country's Internet bandwidth was not responsive. "Our only request to Mr. Jahromi is to cooperate with operators to increase the bandwidth so that more citizens can watch the concerts.
The deputy mayor for social and cultural affairs emphasized: I think instead of going to the margins it is better to provide conditions for citizens to stay at home and watch online concerts. Of course, because this is happening for the first time there are weaknesses in broadcasting.
Yeganeh, referring to the remarkable welcome of citizens for online concerts, added: "We are working to improve the quality of existing infrastructure. Last night more than 5 million people watched the concert last night, including 700,000fixed viewers who watched the entire concert and the rest viewed it partially. “This is an amazing experience.”