BYU TV (stylized as BYUtv) is a television channel, founded in 2000, which is owned and operated as a part of Brigham Young University (BYU). The channel, available through cable and satellite distributors in the United States, produces a number of original series and documentaries with emphases in comedy, history, lifestyle, music and drama. BYUtv also regularly broadcasts a number of live-action Walt Disney films, classic films from other motion picture studios, nature documentaries, acquired medical/crime dramas and religious programs (consistent with the university's sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)). Additionally, BYUtv Sports is the primary broadcaster of BYU Cougars athletics, producing more than 125 live sporting events in 2012 alone. The channel has won multiple Emmy Awards, and several of its original series have been praised by national television critics.
BYUtv broadcasts all of its original content, and most acquired content, worldwide online via its website. BYUtv is also carried through KBYU-TV, a television station in Provo, Utah also owned by the university, ensuring HD coverage across Salt Lake City and most of Utah. The channel is one of several operated by the university's BYU Broadcasting division, including the world feed BYUtv Global and BYUradio. Multiple celebrity guests and artists have made special appearances on BYUtv, notably Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees on the series AUDIO-FILES; Lea Salonga, Howard Jones, Duncan Sheik and Sixpence None the Richer on The Song That Changed My Life; and Shawn Bradley, The Piano Guys, and Mates of State on Studio C. Major athletes like Steve Young, Ty Detmer and Jimmer Fredette have also appeared on special BYUtv Sports broadcasts.
|Launched||January 1, 2000|
|Owned by||Brigham Young University|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
|Broadcast area||United States, worldwide|
|Headquarters||Provo, Utah, United States|
|Provo/Salt Lake City area||KBYU-TV 11.1|
|Pago Pago, American Samoa||K11UU-D 11.4|
|DirecTV||68 (SD), 374 (SD)|
|Dish Network||4369 (HD), 9403 (SD)|
|C band||Galaxy 17 – 91W, transponder 12C at 3925 MHz|
|Ku-band||Galaxy 28 – 89W, transponder 604 at 11886.50 MHz|
|Telstar 12 – 15W, transponder 14 at 11567 MHz|
|C band||AsiaSat 5 – 100.5°E, transponder C4V at 3770 MHz|
|Cablevision (Bresnan)||check local listings|
|Centracom||SD – 8|
HD – 508
|Comcast||check local listings|
|Emery||033 (ETV Interactive)|
062 (Analog Cable)
|Verizon FiOS||290, 289|
|Spectrum (Charter, Time Warner Cable, Bright House)||check local listings|
|Prime Time (MSTAR)||014 (SLC metro)|
|AT&T U-verse||567 (SD)|
|BYUtv live streaming||http://www.byutv.org/livetv|
|Digital media receiver||Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV & Roku|
During 2010 and 2011, newly appointed BYUtv director of content, Scott Swofford, commissioned focus groups targeting TV viewers who were at least nominally religious, to see what they liked, disliked and wanted on TV. Swofford summarized the results as, "We want to be entertained. Then we'll stick around for the message." This led to the creation of the pilot for Granite Flats, which became BYUtv's first and flagship original scripted television drama series, and went on to significantly expand the channel's audience, eventually attracting about 500,000 viewers per episode, compared to the previous top-rated show, Love of Quilting, which typically drew under 10,000.
BYUtv produces shows under several categories: BYU Sports, Campus, Documentary, Faith, Family, Lifestyle, People, and Performing Arts. This includes original series, documentaries and religious service programs. The network also maintains an agreement with Walt Disney Pictures, carrying most of its live-action family films made from the 1950s until the late 1990s.
The channel's original series include:
Current broadcast acquisitions include:
Religious programming derives from the LDS Church, which owns and operates BYU. Most religious programming airs on Sundays or in the early morning hours on BYUtv:
The channel is the primary home for most telecasts of BYU Cougars athletics, including select home and away games for football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, men's and women's volleyball and women's soccer. Beginning in 2009, the network also began covering BYU-Hawaii sports, including all conference home games in women's volleyball and men's basketball, as well as select conference home games in women's basketball and additional non-conference home games for men's basketball.
In 2011, BYUtv added the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments to their sports broadcasts. BYUtv produced the first round and quarterfinals of the men's and women's basketball tournaments, which were also broadcast on ESPN3.com.
In 2011, ESPN reached a deal to become the official broadcaster for most games of the newly independent BYU Cougars football team. At least one home game per season will air live on BYUtv, along with reruns on BYUtv of home games broadcast on ESPN's networks. Its coverage also includes pre-game and post-game shows, with the pre-game show Countdown to Kickoff hosted by BYU Cougars alumni Alema Harrington, Dave McCann and a rotating panel of analysts: Gary Sheide, Blaine Fowler, David Nixon, Brian Logan and Jan Jorgensen. In 2014 Spencer Linton would replace Alema Harrington on the panel.
Additionally, the network launched a separate website for its sports coverage, Byutvsports.com, in partnership with ESPN and IMG College. The site features news, video and free video on demand streaming of recent games. The site folded back into byutv.org in fall 2015.
The channel also produces its own sports shows including BYU Sports Nation (weekdays, 1 hr), Countdown to Kickoff (preceding each football game, 1 hr), Postgame Show (following each football game, 30m – 1 hr), After Further Review (weekly on Tuesdays, 1 hr), Inside BYU Football (weekly on Tuesdays, 1/2 hour) and previously carried Bronco Mendenhall's post-game press conferences for football games.
The network is currently available to approximately 65 million cable and DTH (direct-to-home) satellite subscribers in the United States. It is provided by nearly 600 cable operators around the United States. As the main feed of KBYU-TV, the station has full distribution throughout the Salt Lake City television market.
In 2011, live streaming of BYUtv as well as on demand programs were made available through the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Roku streaming player. In August 2013, BYUtv released its app for Android. In April 2014, BYUtv released its app for Xbox 360. In 2015, BYUtv released its apps for Chromecast, FireTV, and Fire tablets and phones.
The 2008–09 BYU Cougars men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University in the 2008–09 college basketball season. This was head coach Dave Rose's fourth season at BYU. The Cougars competed in the Mountain West Conference and played their home games at the Marriott Center.2009–10 BYU Cougars men's basketball team
The 2009–10 BYU Cougars men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Dave Rose's fifth season at BYU. The Cougars compete in the Mountain West Conference and played their home games at the Marriott Center. They finished the season 30–6, 13–3 in MWC play. They advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to UNLV. They received an at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 7 seed in the West Region. They beat 10 seed Florida in double overtime in the first round before losing to 2 seed and AP #7 Kansas State in the second round.2010–11 BYU Cougars men's basketball team
The 2010–11 BYU Cougars men's basketball team represented Brigham Young University in the 2010–11 college basketball season. This was head coach Dave Rose's sixth season at BYU. The Cougars, in their final season in the Mountain West Conference, played their home games at the Marriott Center. The Cougars ended regular season play as co-champions with San Diego State, and were the only team to defeat the Aztecs in regular-season play. Led by combo guard Jimmer Fredette, the nation's leading scorer and consensus national player of the year, the Cougars advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in overtime to Florida.
This was the Cougars' final season as a member of the Mountain West as their basketball team became a member of the West Coast Conference in July 2011.American Ride (TV series)
American Ride is an American historical documentary series produced by BYUtv and hosted by motorcycle-riding host Stan Ellsworth. From the seat of his Harley Davidson, Ellsworth narrates the series focusing on pivotal events in American history and visits the places where those events unfolded. The show won a regional 2013 Emmy Award for best host.Audio-Files
Audio-Files is a television music series produced by BYUtv. The series combines interviews, concerts, and behind-the-scenes footage of nationally rising indie bands. The show premiered on April 10, 2012, at 6:30 pm MST, 8:30 pm EST.On March 3, 2012, the first promo commercial was released. On March 29, 2012, BYUtv housed a pre-screening inside BYU's new broadcasting building. The show's first press release was on February 29, 2012. Past episodes can be viewed on the show's website.The first season featured rising bands including Neon Trees (Mercury), Imagine Dragons (Interscope), Mason Jennings (Brushfire), Trampled By Turtles (Banjodad), Low (Sub Pop), Damien Jurado (Secretly Canadian), Joshua James (Northplatte), and Paper Route (Universal Motown).The second season featured bands including The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop), The Album Leaf (Sub Pop), Mates of State (Barsuk), Nada Surf (Barsuk), Akron/Family (Dead Oceans), and more.
Salt Lake City Weekly named the series "Best Music Television 2013".Berlin (musical)
Berlin is a musical written by Erik Orton while he was a student at Brigham Young University (BYU) and debuted at the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center in 1999. Orton also composed the music for Berlin.
It later played at Theatre 315 in New York City. In that production the lead female role was played by Nicole Riding.
In 2008 BYU made Berlin into a movie and showed in on BYU-TV. In 2009 it was shown at the LDS Film Festival in Orem, Utah.Blair Treu
Blair Treu is an American film director. He directed Little Secrets and Wish Upon a Star. More recently he has teamed up with Brigham Young University (BYU) professor Stephen F. Duncan, KBYU-TV and BYU TV to create Real Families, Real Answers. He was also a codirector of BYUtv's Granite Flats. He graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in theatre in 1985.
Treu is the writer and director of Meet the Mormons, a feature-length documentary produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that was released October 10, 2014. He previously directed Called to Serve, a film about LDS Missionaries, created with the same general format, in about 1985.Treu's work includes directing feature films, television, documentaries, and commercials for over 30 years, working work with a number of Academy and Emmy award-winning actors. He began his career at the Walt Disney Company as an assistant to Marty Katz, senior vice president of Television/Feature Production. A year later Treu ventured into script development where he supervised script coverage for the ABC Disney Sunday Movie until 1987. Six years later, after directing a string of documentaries and commercials, his feature directorial debut came in 1993 with Just Like Dad, starring Wallace Shawn and Nick Cassavetes. This would be the first of three films created for the Disney Channel, along with The Paper Brigade (with Kyle Howard and Robert Englund) and Wish Upon a Star (with Katherine Heigl).
Treu later directed 18 episodes of Chicken Soup for the Soul, a TV series based on the popular books. These episodes included Shelley Long, Paula Abdul, Edward Asner, Stacy Keach, Sheena Easton, Ernest Borgnine, Ray Walston, and Andrew Dice Clay. Simultaneous to that series, Treu directed The Brainiacs.com (with Dom DeLuise and Rich Little and Phantom of the Megaplex (with Mickey Rooney). From 2000 to 2007, Treu produced and directed Little Secrets (with Evan Rachel Wood and Vivica A Fox for Columbia Tri-star Pictures and The Last Day of Summer for Nickelodeon Television. He also directed 22 episodes of Power Rangers and 2 episodes of the live-action series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Treu has also produced and directed numerous educational films and documentaries, such as two 90-minute TV specials Bridge to China and Full Circle. He also served as show-runner/director on the 13-part series Real Families, Real Answers. More recently, Treu directed an episode of the scripted series Granite Flats (with Christopher Lloyd and Parker Posey).Erik Orton
Erik Orton (born in 1974 in California) is a New York-based writer and theatre producer. His father was an Air Force officer and his mother a Finnish immigrant. He was raised primarily in West Germany and the suburbs of Washington D.C. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1998 with a degree in Media Music. He and his wife, Emily Orton, have five children together.
Orton's original musical, Berlin, was performed Off-Off-Broadway in 2003. In 2005, he produced the Off-Broadway musical, The Ark (written by BYU professor Kevin Kelly and LDS composer Michael McLean). He is currently producing Children of Eden for Broadway (Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by John Caird). Orton also penned The Drummings (in collaboration with Joshua Williams) based on the life and times of Irish statesman Daniel O'Connell.
Orton has worked for a variety of Broadway general management and production offices including [ Wasser Associates, Richards/Climan Inc. and The Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway shows and tours he has helped manage include Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Miss Saigon, among others.
Orton has been featured on the cover of Crain's Business New York as well as The New York Times and theatre industry news hub Playbill.com.
In 2007, Orton’s Berlin was performed at the Longwharf Theatre in New Haven and then again in 2008 at Brigham Young University's mainstage season. He is represented by Susan Gurman of the Gurman Agency.Berlin was made into a film by BYU and shown on BYU-TV in 2008. In 2009 Berlin was shown at the LDS Film Festival in Orem, Utah. Berlin won an Emmy Award in 2009.Orton is a Latter-day Saint. He co-wrote the book for Savior of the World, one of a total of 7 artistic creators. He was the artistic director of Standard to the Nations the LDS Cultural production staged before the dedication of the Manhattan Temple.Extinct (2017 TV series)
Extinct is a post-apocalyptic science fiction television series directed by Ryan Little and written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. The series was picked up by BYUtv for ten episodes and premiered October 1, 2017. It is the network's second scripted television series, the first being Granite Flats.The project was originally written to be made into a film, but BYUtv producer Adam Abel was interested in making it into a television series, and Card and Johnston re-wrote the scripts to comply with the formats.The series was cancelled after one season.Granite Flats
Granite Flats was BYUtv's first original scripted television drama series. The show is set in a small Colorado town in the early 1960s during the Cold War, and follows several of the town's citizens as mysterious and potentially dangerous circumstances arise. Season 1 launched on April 7, 2013. The cast was joined by actors Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes for its second season, which premiered April 6, 2014. Parker Posey and George Newbern joined the cast for season 3, premiered online April 4, 2015, before the TV season launch scheduled for October. It had an audience of approximately 500,000 households per episode.On April 20, 2015 it was announced that Granite Flats would join Netflix; all three seasons launched on the streaming service on May 15, 2015.On June 25, 2015, Granite Flats Executive Producer Scott Swofford announced the end of the series after three seasons, calling it a "huge success."Just Like Mom
Just Like Mom is a Canadian television game show which ran from 1980 to 1985 on CTV. A total of 595 episodes were taped at CFTO-TV in Toronto, Ontario. It was hosted by Stephen Young during the show's first season, but from the second season on, it was hosted by the husband-and-wife duo of Fergie Olver and the show's creator Catherine Swing. Olver announced the series during its first season. The format was to determine which child and mother knew each other the best through answer-matching as well as the memorable Bake-off Challenge. Three teams, consisting of a young child and his or her mother (or occasionally father), competed on each episode. Repeats aired on the launch schedule for YTV in 1988, and on GameTV from 2008 to 2010.
On September 22, 2009, marblemedia announced they acquired the rights to Just Like Mom and plan to create a new and updated version called Just Like Mom and Dad. In 2017, the new show was picked up by Yes TV in Canada and BYU TV in the United States for broadcast in 2018.Just Like Mom and Dad
Just Like Mom and Dad is a Canadian television show created by global media and production company marblemedia. Based on the original 1980s hit game show Just Like Mom, Just Like Mom and Dad is produced in association with Yes TV in Canada and BYUtv in the US. Just Like Mom and Dad, hosted by husband and wife duo Sandy Jobin-Bevans and Kylee Evans, is a 20-episode primetime family game show that premiered in January 2018.New episodes of Just Like Mom and Dad can be seen in Canada on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. local time on yesTV and in the United States on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. EST on BYUtv. yesTV rebroadcasts episodes of the show on Saturdays (8:00 p.m. ET in Ontario, 7:00 p.m. MT on the network's Alberta stations).
Each episode of Just Like Mom and Dad features three parent-child pairs competing in three rounds of interactive challenges, all designed to determine how well parents and kids really know each other, running just like the original 1980s version. Correct answers for the first round of questions were worth 5 and 10 points, and 15 and 20 seconds in the second round. In the taste test, the parents tasted all three treats prepared by the children in the Bake-Off round, then tried to guess which one their child made by holding up numbered paddles, with the team with the lowest score going first. A correct match earned 50 points.
The winning team then faced a 12-section wheel spun by the child, winning whatever prize it landed on. The top prize was an all-inclusive family vacation to a tropical destination sponsored by Sunwing Airlines, much like the coveted trip to Disney World offered in the original version.
The original Canadian series Just Like Mom ran more than 600 episodes over five seasons from 1980 to 1985 on CTV. marblemedia secured all remake and development rights in 2009 in an agreement with CTV's parent company, Bell Media; as part of the agreement, Bell Media is credited as a production company in the revival of the series.Producers for Just Like Mom and Dad include Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Steve Sloan, Stephen Turnbull, alongside Rob Sheppard for Yes TV, Jim Bell for BYUtv and Adam Ivers for Omnicom's Highway Entertainment.KBYU-TV
KBYU-TV, virtual channel 11 (UHF digital channel 17), is a religious television station serving Salt Lake City, Utah, United States that is licensed to Provo. The station is owned by Brigham Young University (BYU), which is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). KBYU-TV's studios are located on the BYU campus in Provo, and its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains, southwest of Salt Lake City.
The station has a large network of broadcast translators that extend its over-the-air coverage throughout Utah, as well as portions of Idaho and Colorado.KWCC-LD
KWCC-LD (branded as NCW Life Channel) channel 47/42/51/16/10/12 is a low-powered television station based in Wenatchee, Washington, owned and operated by SolelyOn Broadcasting, a unit of LocalTel Communications. The station carries local programming, local sports, local events and multiplexes the major networks onto its digital signal and translator network serving Chelan, Douglas, Grant and parts of Adams, Franklin, Kittitas counties.List of television stations in Utah
This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Utah.
Note: Salt Lake City is the only television market in the state of Utah.Nestor Curbelo
Nestor Esteban Curbelo Armando (born 1952) is a historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Uruguay and Argentina. A native of Uruguay, Curbelo has lived most of his adult life in Argentina. He began his study of LDS Church history in the countries while serving as an Institute of Religion director in Buenos Aires when he sought to add information on the LDS Church in the countries to courses on the history of the Church.
Curbelo was baptized a member of the LDS Church in 1969. From 1970 to 1972, he was a missionary for the church in the Argentina North Mission.
Curbelo has written two books Historia de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias in Uruguay and Historia de los Mormones en Argentina (translated into English under the title The History of the Mormons in Argentina by Erin Jennings).
In addition Curbelo has served as a correspondent for the Church News and has produced a video on the history of the church in Uruguay up until the dedication of the Montevideo Uruguay Temple in 2001. In 2010 BYU-TV International broadcast six documentaries on the history of the LDS Church in Latin America produced by Curbelo.Among other callings in the LDS Church, Curbelo has been a stake president from 1986 to 1996. He has held the position of Historian for the South America South Area since 1985. From 1996 to 2005, he was the editor for news stories of local interest in the Spanish-language edition of the LDS Church magazine Liahona.
Curbelo and his wife Rosalina are the parents of five children.
Curbelo has also written histories of the Church in Paraguay and Bolivia.
In 2015 Curbelo was given the Leonard J. Arrington Award, the top award given by the Mormon History Association.Richard Gunn (actor)
Richard Gunn (born May 23, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Calvin "Sketchy" Theodore in the Fox series Dark Angel (2000–2002), Chief of Police John Sanders in the BYU TV series Granite Flats, and Aitor Quantic in the third and final season of the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.Studio C
Studio C is a sketch comedy television show produced in Utah by BYUtv. The show traces its roots to the BYU sketch comedy troupe Divine Comedy, which some of the Studio C cast members are current or former members of. With the recent addition of three new members, they are no longer all from Divine Comedy. The show aims to produce clean, family-oriented comedy for a national audience, shedding the BYU-oriented humor of Divine Comedy. The show was originally planned to be named Common Room until being changed to its current name, a reference to the studio in the BYU Broadcasting Building where the show is primarily filmed in front of a live audience. They have also created "Leave No Fan Behind" and "Christmas Special Live Event", which are both live YouTube events. This lets fans watch the cast play games and act out skits, as well as ask questions on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, for them to answer during the events.
Studio C currently has a YouTube channel with over 2 million subscribers and more than a billion total views. Their channel features many skits from the show, along with a few YouTube exclusives. Studio C's most popular video is "Top Soccer Shootout Ever With Scott Sterling", which currently has over 60 million views on YouTube. Studio C posts new videos on YouTube every Tuesday and Friday.In August 2018, it was confirmed that Studio C will have a 10th season but the 10 original cast members would be leaving after the 9th season to create and star together in a new family-comedy networkcalled JK! Studios. With Johnson and Pence returning to the show, the 10th season will feature all new cast members.
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