Hillsong Channel

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Hillsong Channel
Hillsong Channel Logo.png
Launched January 14, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-01-14)
Owned by Hillsong Church and Trinity Broadcasting Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV and online)
Slogan Welcome Home
Country United States and Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters
Formerly called The Church Channel (2002-2016)
Sister channel(s)
Website hillsong.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
Astra 2G
(28.2°E)
11082 H 22000 5/6
Channel 183
Channel TBA
Cable
Channel TBA
Channel 1123 (194 SD)
IPTV
Channel 565
Channel 288
Channel 197

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).

History

The network originally launched on January 14, 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 will be re-branded 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 on 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

Hillsong Channel programs a mix of original programming and outside televangelism, the latter of which is billed as "partner programs".

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

  • Hillsong Channel official website
  • Church Channel website
  • Hillsong Channel NOW
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