Praying for a new satellite channel in 2014

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The SAT-7 TÜRK team is praying that 2014 will be the year they launch a 24/7 channel on the TURKSAT satellite. With this goal in mind, SAT-7 is praying that the necessary permissions will be forthcoming soon and fundraising efforts are underway to gather both the initial and on-going funds necessary for SAT-7 TÜRK to take this important step.

SAT-7 TÜRK head Melih Ekener

“The internet channel is proving popular but the long term goal was always to have a 24/7 channel available on both platforms [TV and Internet] to reach those in Turkey who have limited access to Internet services and those who are unable to navigate the Internet,” explains Melih Ekener (pictured right), the Executive Director of SAT-7 TÜRK.

The online channel is available anywhere in the world. However, within Turkey, many users are charged Internet fees based on their bandwidth use. They could potentially shy away from streaming programmes due to cost.

Resources in place

Mr Ekener adds, “Over the last two years, we have shaped the institutional identity of SAT-7 TÜRK in Turkey and increased the size and visibility of our audience. Thanks to the Lord’s help, we now have the necessary studios, technical equipment and staff. With all these resources in place, we are ready to broadcast via satellite.”

Meanwhile, the studio in Istanbul is busy filming new programmes. Footnotes of History teaches the history of Christianity in Turkey. The Art of Living tackles everyday problems women face. Yet another new programme, The Truth of the Word, is a teaching programme presented by two ministers. Filming also continues for new episodes of a weekly News show. Among the special Christmas programmes,

SAT-7 TÜRK filmed local Christians on the streets of Kadikoy, Istanbul, sharing their faith and the meaning of Christmas in song, words and a procession.

Please join us in praying that SAT-7 TÜRK will launch a 24/7 satellite television channel during 2014. Pray that this channel will reach and bless the 100 million people living in Turkey and the neighbouring Turkic republics.

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