Hillsong Channel

Hillsong Channel
Hillsong Channel Logo.png
LaunchedJanuary 14, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-01-14)
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

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 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. Spectrum launched the network in 720p high definition at the start of August 2017.

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.

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 January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hillsong Launches 24/7 TV Channel Featuring Music, Bible Teaching". ChristianHeadlines.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  3. ^ Paulson, Michael (2014-09-09). "Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  4. ^ "Hillsong Church launches 'life-changing' new 24/7 TV channel". ChristianToday.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  5. ^ "Hillsong Channel – live broadcast Hillsong Church, Worship, conferences and leadership resources for Apple TV by Hillsong Church". Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Hillsong Channel now available on Fetch TV". Christian Today Ministries. August 4, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  7. ^ @hillsong (July 24, 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.

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