Exciting News! Broadcast Expansion Coming for “Beyond Today” TV
June 28, 2012
Beyond Today to Air on International Christian/Family Broadcasting Network
We are very pleased to announce that the United Church of God will expand its reach to additional television viewers in the United States and many nations around the world through a Christian/Family network operated by LeSEA Broadcasting (www.lesea.com).
World Harvest Television
Beginning July 8, 2012, Beyond Today will air every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (EST) on the World Harvest Television network which reaches 25 million households in the United States. This network is carried by DirecTV on satellite channel 367 to 19.9 million households and on AT&T U-Verse to an additional 5.1 million homes—plus on 130 cable TV systems. It can also be seen on Digital 2 broadcast via LeSEA’s independent stations in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; South Bend, Indiana; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. (A full broadcast log will be published soon on the Beyond Today website and in The Good News magazine).
Here is a television log summary of the new World Harvest coverage:
- World Harvest TV
- Sunday, 11:00 a.m. (EST)
- View on various cable channels (check local listings), on DirecTV ch. 367 (satellite) and AT&T U-Verse channel 578
- Honolulu, TV14.2, Sunday, 5:00 a.m.
- Indianapolis, TV40.2 Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
- South Bend, TV46.2 Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
- Gary (south side of Chicago), TV18.1 11 a.m.
- New Orleans, TV20.2, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
- Tulsa, TV47.2, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Additionally, beginning on July 8, 2012, Beyond Today will air at 1:00 p.m. GMT+2 each Sunday on LeSEA Broadcasting’s Middle East Television (www.metv.org). Based in Cyprus, this 28-year old station is available in every television home in Israel via cable and over-the-air. It also reaches a potential audience of 200 million viewers in 22 Muslim countries—from Iran to Egypt and from Turkey to Saudi Arabia.
Our telecasts will be subscripted in Arabic at no additional cost to the Church. Middle East Television is popular with U.S. troops stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Since it is one of the only American-owned broadcast facilities in the region, it also carries the NFL, NASCAR, NCAA college sports, the PGA tour and other prominent sporting events.
Far East Television
Finally, also starting July 8, Beyond Today will air on LeSEA Broadcasting’s “Family Entertainment Television” channel, Far East Television (www.fetv.tv). This will be every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. GMT+2 via satellite on Intelsat 10. Our programs will reach viewers in nations throughout Asia and Europe, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and many more. Our programs will also be seen in many countries throughout the African continent.
See all country listings at www.fetv.tv/Satellite-Coverage.cfm. It totals 135 countries at present. Far East Television has a potential audience of 4.3 billion people, equaling about 60% of the world’s population. Beyond Today will follow a very popular Asian televangelist, Joseph Prince, which places our programs in a position to spread the gospel to his large audience.
We hope you are as pleased as we are by these excellent, new opportunities to reach many additional viewers throughout the world with the good news of God’s soon coming Kingdom. Thank you for your ongoing, diligent prayers for His vital blessings on all of the Church’s expanding media efforts.
Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services