WORD TV Network Expansion
March 27, 2013
WORD Network Expansion to Increase Global Reach of Beyond Today
The United Church of God has aired the Beyond Today television program on the Word Network since December 2011. This network reaches millions of households in the United States on cable and satellite (please check local listings for channels in your area). The Word Network has also been accessible via satellite to viewers in 200 countries throughout the world on DirecTV, channel 373.
We are pleased to announce that the Word Network is now available on two additional satellites which will help increase the global reach of Beyond Today. These include EB2 (Arabsat) which reaches over 50 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa and the Optus D2 satellite which can be accessed by over 4 million viewers in Australia and New Zealand.
Channel and transponder information for these satellites will be available in the near future. However, if you are technically inclined and would like data to manually tune your satellite dish to receive the new feeds, please contact Peter Eddington at the United Church of God home office.
Between the Word Network and WGN America, Internet response to Beyond Today has reached 10,415 from 84 countries and territories so far this fiscal year. Additionally, overall response (telephone and Internet) continues on a positive trend. For example, Beyond Today program “How Christian is Easter?” which aired March 17-23, 2013, generated 1,087 responses. This episode placed 9th in overall response out of 37 programs aired this fiscal year. On the Word Network alone this episode placed 4th in terms of response.
We wish to thank you for your unceasing support and prayers for the Church and its vital work around the globe to preach the Gospel of God’s Kingdom. We will certainly keep you updated on further media developments.
Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services