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“WGN America” Contract Renewed

June 4, 2013

Beyond Today to begin fourth year telecasting on WGN America

We are pleased report that negotiations with WGN America for renewal of our Beyond Today airtime contract are now complete. Beginning July 7, 2013, the United Church of God will begin its fourth year of telecasting every Sunday on WGN America at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Our new contract runs for two years—until June 28, 2015. It includes a standard 4-week cancellation clause and a very modest price increase of about 1 percent per week for the term. This year WGN America gained about 1-1.5% in household subscribers, up from 75 million to 76.5 million.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

June 4, 2013 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , ,


  1. WGN gained 1-1.5% more subscribers…but…did the Good News gain? What % year over year? Of their 76.5 million, how many tune in to the Beyond Today program…and…how often?
    For us personally it is a waste since we refuse to pay to watch our television (which is off more than on).

    Comment by Larry | June 4, 2013 | Reply

  2. Yay!! 😀

    Comment by Darla Moody | June 5, 2013 | Reply

  3. Larry, we only have an outdated TV and no cable or satellite, so we seldom watch TV. But we can go on the internet any time and select a Beyond Today program to watch. Just go to to see what programs they have to offer. The great thing about this is you don’t have to tune it at a certain time to watch these…

    Comment by Ailsa | June 7, 2013 | Reply

  4. “1% per week for the term” I have no idea what that means
    1% per week increase would be a huge increase…. if each week was 1% more. 1% per year would be very small.
    Kudoo’s to the BT crew. I have really enjoyed the broadcasts as of late. They are much more hard hitting… but done in a wise way. Keep up the good Work. Steve S.

    Comment by Steve Schemenauer | July 5, 2013 | Reply

    • Steve, it’s 1% increase for the term of a 2-year contract. Very minimal increase overall.

      Comment by United Church of God | July 5, 2013 | Reply

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