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GOD TV Launches on DIRECTV with America LIVE

Contact: Jeffrey Levinson, GOD TV, 407-862-5084, 386-547-3533 cell, jlevinson@god.tv

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Global Christian broadcaster, GOD TV, launched in the USA this past weekend, exclusively on channel 365 of America’s largest satellite platform, DIRECTV. Established in the UK in 1995 by Rory & Wendy Alec, GOD TV was already available to 106 million television homes worldwide, on a multiple satellite platform and following its expansion to America, is now reaching 122 million potential homes, representing some 437 million people. With a broad section of programming of a kind not yet seen in the USA, GOD TV offers a fresh approach to Christian television, featuring live footage from Christian events, conferences and music festivals. It also offers cutting-edge programming from today’s leading ministries and is the only Christian channel to broadcast from Jerusalem.

"We welcome GOD TV's unique programming to the DIRECTV lineup and the opportunity to debut the network in the United States," said Dan Fawcett, executive vice president, Programming Acquisition, DIRECTV, Inc. "GOD TV will fulfill the needs of our customers who have requested programming that offers relevant Christian-themed content in a new and inspirational way."

The launch of GOD TV in North America was marked by a three-hour live broadcast during prime time viewing last Sunday night. Entitled ‘AMERICA LIVE with Rory & Wendy’, this program beamed from the network’s studios in Washington, DC was a fast paced mix of studio interaction and high-energy inserts telling the GOD TV story, with live crossings around the world. The response was phenomenal as viewers from all over the USA e-mailed to say they were watching for the first time. For Rory & Wendy Alec who pioneered Christian television in Europe, and GOD TV’s many viewers around the world the Network’s much awaited launch into the USA was a historic occasion. The excitement was tangible as the live launch program crossed to GOD TV teams in different regions, including India and England where the UK team was in Westminster Square, London to welcome new American viewers. Also featured were taped welcome messages from key Christian leaders such as Joyce Meyer, Steve Hill and Cindy Jacobs as well as live input from Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle and Kim Clement.

While the Alecs have been on television in the USA previously, with the network’s flagship program, ‘The Rory & Wendy Show,’ which aired in prime time viewing on the I Network, this was their first live broadcast in the USA. 

The couple have extensive experience in the music, advertising and television production industry, bringing a bold, media-savvy approach to faith-based television. Many Christian networks have been founded by pastors or evangelists, but Rory and Wendy are uniquely equipped to reach today’s audiences through creative programming that offers a fresh perspective.

“While the transforming power of our message has remained unchanged for 2000 years, we aim to challenge and inspire today’s viewers in an innovative way, which is relevant to the now generation,” said GOD TV CEO, Rory Alec. Wendy Alec, who heads up programming, confirmed that GOD TV offers a broad cross-section of international material. “As a young trend-setting network, we like to profile cutting-edge youth bands, musicians and Bible teachers as well as conferences from around the world which appeal to every family member. Our aim is firstly to equip and revive the Church and secondly to reach out to people who have not yet heard the Gospel and are seeking an encounter with God.”

GOD TV is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing Christian media organizations in the world. Now in its 11th year, the network has rapidly expanded from Great Britain and Europe’s first daily Christian network to become one of the fastest growing faith-based broadcasters in the world. It is available in all five continents and beams across borders into many different countries. GOD TV also finances a number of projects in the developing world including water projects, hospitals and orphanages in developing countries through its charity arm, ANGEL AID.

About GOD TV: One of the world's largest and fastest-growing faith-based media organizations in the world - GOD TV - was founded in the UK in 1995 by Christian media pioneers Rory & Wendy Alec. Today the network beams a broad spectrum of international programming free-to-air from it’s global broadcast center in Israel. The only broadcaster to transmit from Jerusalem to the nations of the world, GOD TV’s powerful signal is carried via multiple satellites into 122 million connected television homes. This represents a potential viewing audience of 437 million people who can watch 24-hours-a-day via satellite, cable or terrestrial transmission, as well as on a number of IP platforms and on the GOD TV website via webstreaming. GOD TV maintains studios and production / post-production facilities in the UK, USA and Israel, as well as regional outreach offices in England, Germany, Denmark; South Africa, India, Hong Kong and Florida. GOD TV’s central office is situated in the US capital, Washington, DC. www.god.tv

Contact: Jeffrey Levinson, GOD TV North America Regional Office, 375 Douglas Ave Suite, 1008, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Telephone (407) 862-5084, cell (386) 547-3533, fax(407) 8628156, e-mail; jlevinson@god.tv,

GOD TV Central Office: Suite 905, 1730 M Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036, USA
Tel: 001 202 223 4023, Fax: 001 202 223 4027. Web:
GOD TV Broadcast HQ: PO Box 7159, Jerusalem 91071, Israel
International offices: Africa, Asia & Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, UK & Ireland

Angel Christian Television Trust, Inc is a Not-For-Profit Florida Corporation with 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) tax-exempt status from the IRS.