How We Do It
Innovative, Christ-centred programmes inspiring hope
There is nothing dull or boring about SAT-7’s programmes. Whatever type of programmes you can think of, SAT-7 viewers can find all of these on our channels. But every programme, whether it is a drama, a game show, a situation comedy or a documentary, presents Christian values and points to Christ. Our range of teaching programmes and church services on all our channels bring life and light to many in the region who are seeking truth or needing encouragement and help in their Christian walk.
Our programmes are politically and culturally sensitive because 80% are made in the region by local Christians and the rest are chosen by them specifically with their own people in mind. They understand the culture, the language and can speak meaningfully into the circumstances of people in the region because they themselves live there and have the same experiences. That is why we don't sell airtime to other ministries so we can keep control of everything that goes on our channels and make sure of the quality and cultural relevance.
A strategic ministry
SAT-7 uses two mainstream satellites to broadcast the programmes. Using two separate satellite systems means we can reach the largest number of people across the region and the footprint spreads even into Europe. Our broadcasts cover the western end of the 10-40 window – the area of the world with the fewest number of Christians or Christian workers, making SAT-7 so necessary and strategic.
Many people want to respond to our programmes. We continue to increase the number of live broadcasts which allow viewers to phone in with their comments, requests or questions and speak directly to the presenters. These programmes are hugely popular. But it is also important that they can speak to someone on the telephone to talk through their own situation or ask questions in a personal, more private way. We work with a network of centres across the world that individuals can phone to talk with someone. We recognise the importance of this follow-up and have partners on the ground in many countries of the region to make this possible.
"May God bless you all. We ask Jesus to extend His hand, as nothing is too difficult for Him. We pray that He would give comfort to victims’ families in Aleppo and all of Syria. And we pray that He would stop this storm."A Syrian viewer of 'Just for You'
"I'm Maya, 3 and a half years old from Amman, watching your bedtime story every night and can't go to bed before listening to your stories. Mama also watching with me."From a young child in Jordan
"In a remote village in Afghanistan a Christian worker met an Afghan man who invited him to his house. There he switched on the TV, showed him SAT-7 PARS and said, “This is where I get my food from.” This man also invites his friends to come and watch SAT-7 PARS in this remote village."A viewer in Afghanistan
"May God bless your work! This was a very sweet episode! May the programme make a big difference in our country, in the name of Jesus!"A Syrian viewer of 'Just for You'
"Your programmes provide such a wonderful opportunity for me to explain to my children what we believe as Christians in ways they understand. It really is a precious thing to have this channel."A MOTHER IN TURKEY
"I am from Morocco. I want to serve Jesus with all my heart. Thank you for being the source of encouragement and my spiritual growth. God bless you."A woman in Morocco
"Five years ago I started seeking for the truth in different religions. I was lost, confused and wanted to reach out to God. I really needed comfort and peace. Thank God I found peace and the truth through the programmes and the songs on my favourite channel SAT-7."A woman from Saudi Arabia
"I came to know Christ through your programmes. I tried to talk about Jesus to my family but they didn’t want to listen to me. So I turn the TV on during your programmes and, without saying a word, allow your programmes to talk to my family about Jesus Christ. And now they sit and watch the programmes!"An Iranian woman from Tabriz
"Hello to you dear SAT-7 PARS team. I would like to thank you for all your nice programmes. I came to Christ a few months ago and your teaching programmes helped me to improve in my Christian faith. I am thinking of getting baptised and I would like you to advise me where can I go to get baptised."A SAT-7 PARS viewer
"Finally, a Syrian programme has come to us! May God bless you and use you to the glory of His name."A viewer of 'Just for You'
"I am touched by the sermons that I’m watching every Friday. I’m not able to go to church but God has opened a door for me to attend a church service in my house every week! I never thought that one day I would see bold Algerians worshipping the Lord and not afraid to be shown on TV."An Algerian viewer
"We have a lot of believers in Israel who watch SAT-7 and we want you to pray with us for the salvation of many people in the Holy Land."A viewer in Israel
"My son loves many of your programmes. I can leave him to watch SAT-7 KIDS without any fear that he will see information, advice or ideas that are not from the heart of God."A mother of SAT-7 KIDS viewer
"I came across your website by chance. I never knew that Christianity is such a beautiful religion. Your site has helped correct many of the misconceptions and wrong ideas I had about the Christian faith and about Christ. I desperately need to know more about Christianity to be delivered from the aimless and hopeless life I presently live."A viewer in Morocco