Hillsong Channel

Hillsong Channel is a Christian-based broadcast television network and is a joint venture of the international Sydney-based Hillsong Church, and the American Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Hillsong Channel
Hillsong Channel Logo
LaunchedJanuary 14, 2002
Owned byHillsong Church and Trinity Broadcasting Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV and online)
SloganWelcome Home
CountryUnited States and Australia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Headquarters
Formerly calledThe Church Channel (2002-2016)
Sister channel(s)
Websitehillsong.com/channel
Availability
Terrestrial
Available on full-power and some low-power stations in most markets in the U.S.x.2 on most TBN owned-and-operated stations and affiliates; check local listings for stations
Satellite
Channel 258
Channel 371
Channel 115
  • Sky
  • (UK & Ireland)
Channel 595
Channel 183
Channel TBA
Cable
Channel TBA
Channel 1123 (194 SD)
IPTV
Channel 565
Channel 288
Channel 197

History

The network originally launched in 2002 as The Church Channel, which was devoted primarily to carrying church service programs from various Christian ministries and denominations.[1]

On March 9, 2016, TBN announced a partnership with the Sydney-based international congregation Hillsong Church, that would see The Church Channel re-launched as the Hillsong Channel—a network devoted to its ministry, teaching, and worship music. Originally announced to launch on June 15, 2016, the new channel officially launched as June 1, 2016[2][3][4] Some Church Channel programming remains on the schedule in off-peak hours.

Carriage

Hillsong Channel is available over-the-air on digital subchannels of TBN stations, and via select U.S. cable providers, Dish Network, Glorystar (free-to-air Galaxy 19) and DirecTV, in the UK and Ireland on Sky and in many nations around the world via direct-to-home satellite, such as ABS1 to India and the Middle East, Hot Bird satellite to Europe, and Agila 2 satellite both C-band and Ku-Band signal in Asia and the Philippines. The network also livestreams its programming on its official website, along with TBN's streaming apps.

On June 24, 2016, Hillsong Channel was made available on Apple TV.[5]

On July 24, 2016, a version of the channel launched in Australia on Fetch TV.[6][7] On September 11, 2016 it was announced at Hillsong Church Services that Hillsong Channel would launch on satellite and cable pay television provider Foxtel on December 16, 2017.[8] 13 October of that year Hillsong Channel was made available in Australia on Foxtel Channel 183.

An over-the-top subscription service, Hillsong Channel Now, launched in November 2017.

In late May 2019, Olympusat, the main provider of TBN's networks to cable providers in the United States (including Spectrum and Xfinity), discontinued carriage of the network, thus affecting carriage of Hillsong Channel to those systems.[9]

Programming

Original programming (both produced by Hillsong and by others) includes:

Hillsong Channel also airs specials documentaries, other worship programming and music programming such as a special around Let There Be Light, along with other Hillsong events and short series.

References

  1. ^ "TBN to stop carrying 'Coral Ridge Hour'". The Gazette. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Hillsong Launches 24/7 TV Channel Featuring Music, Bible Teaching". ChristianHeadlines.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ Paulson, Michael (9 September 2014). "Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Hillsong Church launches 'life-changing' new 24/7 TV channel". ChristianToday.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Hillsong Channel – live broadcast Hillsong Church, Worship, conferences and leadership resources for Apple TV by Hillsong Church". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Hillsong Channel now available on Fetch TV". Christian Today Ministries. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  7. ^ @hillsong (24 July 2016). "Hey Australia! @HillsongChannel is now available on #FetchTV on CH 197! Get Fetch TV at fetchtv.com.au" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Hillsong Church - Spiritually Alive, Not Staying Alive". Youtube. Hillsong Church. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Charter Communications - Upcoming Changes". City of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

External links

KETH-TV

KETH-TV, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 24), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Texas and Florida on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting, and serves as the subsidiary's flagship station. KETH's studios (and CET's general offices) are located on South Wilcrest Drive in the Alief section of Houston. The station's transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.

KHCE-TV

KHCE-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 16), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Texas and Florida on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. KHCE-TV's studios are located on Capital Port Drive in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off Route 181 in northwest Wilson County (northeast of Elmendorf). On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channels 22 and 1233, Grande Communications channel 22, and AT&T U-verse channel 23.

KITU-TV

KITU-TV, virtual channel 34 (UHF digital channel 29), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Beaumont, Texas, United States and serving southeast Texas' Golden Triangle region. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Texas and Florida on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. KITU-TV's studios are located on Interstate 10 in Orange, and its transmitter is located in Mauriceville.

KLUJ-TV

KLUJ-TV is a religious television station in Harlingen, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 34 (virtual channel 44). Founded August 1, 1983, the station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, under the license name of Community Educational Television. It maintains studios located on Loop 499 in Harlingen.

KNMT

KNMT, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 32), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KNMT's studios and offices are located on Northeast 74th Street in Portland, and its transmitter is located in the Sylvan-Highlands section of the city, near the West Hills of Portland. The station is available on Comcast cable channel 20, and is carried on several other cable providers in the area.

KPJR-TV

KPJR-TV, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 17), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Denver, Colorado, United States that is licensed to Greeley. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KPJR-TV's studios are located on Yates Street in Westminster, and its transmitter is located in rural southwestern Morgan County, east of Frederick.

List of Trinity Broadcasting Network affiliates

This is a list of affiliates of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, a religious television network founded by Paul and Jan Crouch. All stations listed here are owned and operated directly by TBN or owned by TBN subsidiary Community Educational Television, unless otherwise noted. Most of the stations also carry programming from Hillsong Channel, JUCE TV, TBN Enlace USA, TBN Salsa and Smile on separate subchannels.

W32DV-D

W32DV-D (digital and virtual channel 32) is a low-powered television station licensed to Arroyo, Puerto Rico. The station serves the entire southeastern area. The station is owned and operated by TV Red Puerto Rico. The station's transmitter is located at Ave. Los Veteranos in Guayama.

WBUY-TV

WBUY-TV, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 26), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Memphis, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to Holly Springs, Mississippi. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WBUY's studios are located on Cazassa Road in the southeast section of Memphis, and its transmitter is located near Arlington.

WDVB-CD

WDVB-CD is a low-powered, Class A Hillsong Channel owned-and-operated television station licensed to Edison, New Jersey, United States. It mainly serves the New York City area, broadcasting on virtual and UHF digital channel 23 from a transmitter located at the Empire State Building. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

WELF-TV

WELF-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 16), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to Dalton, Georgia. Owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the station maintains studio and transmitter facilities on SR 157 in Rising Fawn, Georgia.

WJEB-TV

WJEB-TV, virtual channel 59 (UHF digital channel 44), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Florida and Texas on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. WJEB-TV's studios are located on Emerson Expressway/U.S. 1 in southeastern Jacksonville, and its transmitter is located on Newton Road in the city's Brackridge neighborhood.

WLPD-CD

WLPD-CD is a Class A low-power television station in Plano, Illinois, United States, broadcasting locally on channel 30 airing the Hillsong Channel. Founded June 30, 1988 as W30AL, the station is now owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network. It holds a construction permit to build a low-power companion digital tv station on channel 18.

It used to simulcast on former sister station W24AJ Aurora, broadcasting on channel 24, before it was sold to Polnet in the summer of 2009. In the 2011 edition of the Sandwich Fair Times, they stated that they would sign on "DTV 35" in November, 2011, with two additional subchannels yet to be determined, with "twice the amount of power as before".

The station was sold to LocusPoint Networks for $6 million on May 10, 2013. It was then sold to Trinity Broadcasting Network in late January 2018 for $13 million; LocusPoint had already established a channel sharing agreement with TBN on WLPD-CD, which moved their La Salle-licensed WWTO-TV (channel 35) onto the space in November 2017 and is now licensed to Naperville.

WMCF-TV

WMCF-TV is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Montgomery, Alabama, United States, serving the Black Belt and River Region of central Alabama. It broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 46 (or virtual channel 45 via PSIP) from a transmitter located in East Montgomery. Owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the station maintains studios on Mendel Parkway West in Montgomery.

WMPV-TV

WMPV-TV, virtual channel 21 (UHF digital channel 20), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Mobile, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WMPV's transmitter is located near Robertsdale.

WRBJ-TV

WRBJ-TV is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Magee, Mississippi, United States, serving the Jackson, Hattiesburg and Meridian television markets. Owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 34 from a transmitter near Raleigh, Mississippi, in the Bienville National Forest.

WSFG-LD

WSFG-LD 51 and WSSF-LP 48 are a commonly-owned pair of low power television stations in Fayette County, Alabama which receive religious programming via satellite for terrestrial rebroadcast.

In 2008 both stations, despite their LPTV status, successfully forced their programming onto West Alabama TV Cable, a local cable television provider in Hamilton-Winfield-Fayette, Alabama, by using the terrestrial loophole in federal must-carry regulations which allow "qualified LPTV stations" to obtain mandatory cable carriage normally reserved for full-power stations. The use of this provision is based on a claim that no full-power station serves Fayette County, that the community is not part of any of the 160 largest metropolitan statistical areas and that the stations meet specific technical criteria (such as signal coverage and number of hours of programming) which apply to full-service stations seeking carriage.

As of this update, each channel currently carries the following programs:

.1

Daystar,

.2

The Cowboy Channel,

.3

Smile of a Child,

.4

Hillsong Channel,

.5

My Family TV,

.6

TBN,

.7

White Springs TV

WTCE-TV

WTCE-TV, virtual channel 21 (UHF digital channel 18), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Fort Pierce, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Florida and Texas on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. WTCE-TV's studios are located on North 25th Street (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.), in Fort Pierce. The station's transmitter is located in unincorporated southeastern Martin County (southwest of Hobe Sound).

WTJP-TV

WTJP-TV, virtual channel 60 (UHF digital channel 26), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Birmingham, Alabama, United States that is licensed to Gadsden. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WTJP's studios are located on Rosedale Street in Gadsden, and its transmitter is located near Springville. On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channel 10 (Alabama Public Television outlet WBIQ-TV, which broadcasts over-the-air on virtual channel 10, is instead carried on cable channel 11) (in outlying areas, it is carried on channel 13; NBC affiliate WVTM-TV, which broadcasts on virtual channel 13, is carried on channel 5) and is also carried on most other cable providers in the Birmingham market.

The station's signal was formerly relayed on low-power translator stations W51BY (channel 51) in Jasper and W46BU (channel 46) in Tuscaloosa; the latter station went silent on April 13, 2010 due to declining support, which was attributed to the digital transition.

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