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Values are to be considered as behavioral guides and the basis of the formation of individuals' inclinations and reactions, and also determining factors in the socio- cultural structure. Sociologists believe that social foundations are rooted in their ideological and value systems. This article intends to make a survey of religious value content of Iranian television news in the year 1388. The method used is content analysis and the statistical domain comprises mostly 9:00 p.m news, channel one; 9:30 p.m. news, channel two; 10 p.m. news, channel 3; 8:00 p.m. news, channel 4, and 12:00 p.m. news, channel 5, in a one-year period using a systematic sampling. The results show that the major media function of religious news of the Iranian TV has been an emphasis on religious behaviors, and the major promotional concern of religious culture has been seeking salvation, defending the oppressed, sticking to Islamic issues, justice, and enjoining virtues and forbidding vices. These have shown themselves in an order of religious, political, cultural, social and ethical values. Other major emphases have been Muslim unity, and observance of hijab and chastity.