On November 18, Christian Media Australia reports on its upcoming CONNECT:16 Media Conference. This organization provides scholarships, funding grants, legal services and other forms of support to Christian Media providers on the cutting-edge and frontlines of providing tangible forms of Christian faith, hope, and love to the world. The CONNECT:16 Media Conference is hosted by the USA’s National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK is a family of premier Christian television channels transmitting to homes on the continent of Africa and beyond through FaithAfrica (DSTv 341), ClearTV (Sentech free-to-air platform) and FlowTV (Sky UK 595). In its effort to stay relevant to changing times and viewer demands, the channel has undergone major changes in the past five years. The effectiveness in the changes implemented has been reflected in a 39% overall growth in viewership. The name FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK communicates its core ethos and the channels’ commitment to being a relevant voice in society. This network states that in African societies and others around the world often rocked by various political, criminal and environmental calamities, a solid faith in an unchanging God proves to be a great comfort. Faith, in essence, is a message of hope, and this message of hope is reflected in the programming offered daily on FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK.
Christian World Media. com provides a live church services guide to view participating churches’ programs. Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church provides a Web cast and video streaming library of redemptive, hopeful, inspiring programming. Sonoma Christian Home.com provides beautiful, uplifting, encouraging media that includes redemptive movie trailers, interviews, graphics and more. Movieguide.org also provides cinematographic quality video interviews and trailers of redemptive movies, DVDS, and television, as well as invaluable information and reviews that enable viewers to find the best quality and content in redemptive movies.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are developing a wonderful, faith-based channel for the WWW with United Artists Media Group (UAMG). This channel with UAMG is planned as an over-the-top video channel dedicated to the best in faith-based content. United Artists Media Group includes MGM, Hearst Entertainment, Mark Burnett, and Roma Downey). UAMG is currently developing this OTT service (over the top, direct to consumer, internet service) for audiences worldwide. It is to include the folowing: original content; premium film and TV catalog titles; Christian music videos; “portals” to regional and national congregations; sermons from around the globe; various short-form faith-based videos; and a return to the greatest story ever told, the Bible, on this digital channel.
In the changing paradigms of media delivery and popularity, Christian media is moving more and more effectively in cinematographic quality delivery of streaming media. Further, Christian films, television, and movies are increasingly improving in quality and content that has staying power and classic, universal relevance. Such films are shown in theaters, on DVDS, on television, as well as more and more on streaming sources.
Despite the threatening present darkness and dangers in our world, redemptive, Christian media with ever-improving communication performance is reaching our world with Good News and eternal hope. Redemptive, Christian media continues to shine the ever-growing Light into the darkness and the darkness can not put out the Light. (The Bible)