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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

March 27, 2013 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Truly wonderful what the church is doing and no small credit goes to the media division and their dedication. the worldwide outreach is so wonderful fulfilling the gospel commission. I’m currently going through the Bible commentary and i find it so helpful in my Bible Study. It’s so nice to get clarification as we read along in the Bible. Thanks again and have a great HolyDay season.


    Comment by Doris Penney | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on makingsenceofitall and commented:
    This goes against the grain but its true.

    Comment by jesusisking64 | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  3. Of course Easter, itself is Catholic in origin, but actually you cannot apply Matt.12:40 to the time of entombment, because Christ was resurrected “the third day”(Luke 24:21)which is what they are calling the first day of the week in this Scripture. If He had been in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights, then you would have the beginning of the 4th day-right?

    Comment by Myra McQueen | March 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Myra,
      Luke 24:21 does reveal that the first day of the week was “the third day” – the third day… “since these things were done. Verse 20 shows that these two disciples included the cruxifiction in “these things”. Verse 14 reads that these two had been previously talking among themselves of “all these things which had happened” and in verse18 they asked Jesus if He had not known of “the things which are come to pass… ” in Jerusalem ” …in these days”. THE NEXT DAY AFTER the cruxifiction (actually Thursday), the chief priests and Pharisees persuaded Pilate to give them “a watch” (Mathew 27:62-66) of soldiers (28:12) to prevent what they purported could be a staged resurrection (27:64). They sealed the stone (v.66), perhaps to evidence the removal of Jesus’ body if the soldiers proved to be derelict (?). This “watch” was a final effort by the chief priests and Pharisees to insure that Christ and His message would be further discredited. It is likely that this “watch” was one of “all these things which had happened” that the two disciples had talked about between themselves in Luke 24:14. IF those same two disciples of Luke 24 were including this “watch” as the end point of “all these things which had happened” (verse 14) and “the things… ” and “these things” of verses 18 and 21, referenced above, then that “first day of the week” WAS, in fact, “the third day since these things were done” that you referred to in Luke 24:21.

      Comment by Grant Templin | March 30, 2013 | Reply

  4. It’s encouraging to see the major expansion into the Islamic world. Thanks for keeping it real and working hard and smart to preach repentance (Acts.17:30) and the true Gospel of the Kingdom! 🙂
    I just wish we had more internet advertising for the Russian-speaking people. The ads added a substantial number of subscribers and now that they’re gone, the literature requests have gone down significantly… :/

    Comment by Artur Aleksandrov | April 5, 2013 | Reply

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