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17-Apr-2014

Canterbury Reconciliation Director highlights the gift of the Middle East Church and its challenges

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Director of Reconciliation was the keynote speaker at "The Untold Story: the Middle East behind the Headlines", a SAT-7-sponsored event in Belfast last Saturday. ..

15-Apr-2014

From Syria to Egypt - a feast of Easter worship for Middle East viewers

In a year when the Easter festival falls at the same time in the Eastern and Western church calendars, Christian satellite TV broadcaster SAT-7 will transmit worship services from all the main denominations and from ..

07-Apr-2014

Record numbers hear how TV brings hope to Middle East

There was a record attendance at last week's annual conference of SAT-7, the Middle East Christian satellite TV broadcaster. Held for the first time in Turkey, from 26-28 March, SAT-7's annual 'Network' conferenc..

19-Mar-2014

26 nations represented at first SAT-7 Network conference in Turkey

SAT-7, the Christian satellite television broadcaster watched by over 15 million Arabic-, Farsi- and Turkish-speaking viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, will hold its annual “Network” conference in ..

13-Mar-2014

SAT-7 sponsors first Dialogue Without Walls film awards

Independent judges award prizes to SAT-7 film-makers A new short film competition designed to promote dialogue across communities in post-Arab Spring countries has been co-sponsored by Christian broadcaster SAT-7. ..

06-Feb-2014

NI peacemaker to highlight importance of Middle East Christians at Belfast event

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Director for Reconciliation, will highlight the strategic ministry of Christians in peace-building in the Middle East at an evening event organised by SAT-7 at Belfast B..

28-Jan-2014

New SAT-7 iPhone and Android apps allow Middle Eastern viewers to watch on the move

More Middle Eastern viewers than ever before can now watch SAT-7’s Christian television channels on the go thanks to new iOS apps released in January for Apple iPhones. The new apps come fast on the heels of simila..

08-Jan-2014

Praying for a new satellite channel in 2014

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 fun..

19-Dec-2013

SAT-7 to broadcast united service from Damascus on Christmas Day

Last updated 23 December 2013 A united Christian service of prayer in Damascus will be broadcast on satellite television across the Middle East on Christmas Day, 25th December. Christian broadcaster SAT..

05-Dec-2013

Egyptians unite for third national day of prayer

On November 29th, over 6,000 Egyptian Christians gathered for a third annual, National Day of Prayer. Hundreds of thousands more participated through a live television broadcast by the SAT-7 ARABIC channel. Entit..

05-Dec-2013

SAT-7 shares the Father's love with orphans in Lebanon

Let’s Sing Together, a live sing-a-long programme on SAT-7 KIDS hosted by Marianne, recently left the studio to film on location at Kids Alive, a home for at-risk children in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: Tug o..

27-Nov-2013

Egyptian Christians seek God in third national Day of Prayer

Thousands of Egyptian Christians are expected to gather for a third national day of prayer for their country this Friday, 29 November – and hundreds of thousands more will participate through a live television bro..

19-Nov-2013

SAT-7 CEO to tell broadcasters how media is strengthening Christians in a region of violent change

SAT-7 CEO and founder Dr Terence Ascott will be a key speaker at the 2013 conference of the Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) this week as delegates from across the continent consider the challenge “Cha..

21-Oct-2013

New faces add diversity to 'From Me to You'

This season, the cast is growing on the set of the live SAT-7 ARABIC’s flagship programme for young adults, From Me to You (in Arabic, Minne Elak). Syrians Nour Botros and Tamar Salim Daoud will join Lebanese co-ho..

15-Oct-2013

Lebanon broadcaster: Middle East needs God's supernatural love

15 October 2013 An "out-of-this-world love and an out-of-this-world faith" are what the Middle East needs at this time, SAT-7 Lebanon Executive Director Naji Daoud told UK audiences as part of SAT-7's "Hope in the Fa..

10-Oct-2013

Despite obstacles SAT-7 airs mega youth conference from heart of Egypt

10 October 2013 Despite obstacles, SAT-7 airs mega youth conference from the heart of Egypt A remarkable gathering of over 10,000 young Christians in Egypt went ahead from 26 to 28 September despite Egypt's..

11-Sep-2013

Christian TV Channel Celebrates Eleven Years of Broadcasting to Iran and Afghanistan

On Thursday 12 September Christian satellite TV channel SAT-7 PARS celebrates 11 years of broadcasting biblical truth in the Farsi language to Iran. Since it first aired in 2002 SAT-7 PARS has broadcast a v..

11-Sep-2013

Worship Continues from Burned-Out Egyptian Church

On Sunday 8th September, Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 aired footage of Egyptians worshipping in the remains of the Evangelical Church of Beni Mazar. Located in the town of Minia, Upper Egypt, it was one of ove..

06-Sep-2013

Prayer for Syria 7 September 2013

Syrian church leaders have welcomed and endorsed the call of Pope Francis for a day of prayer and fasting for Syria on Saturday, 7th September. The Pope condemned the use of chemical weapons, along with all other fo..

04-Sep-2013

Syrians watch SAT-7 in most embattled cities

SAT-7 broadcaster Nour Botros did not expect that Syrians living in his home country’s most embattled cities would be able to watch Just for You – Syria on SAT-7 ARABIC. He was shocked to receive feedback..

20-Aug-2013

Understanding the present situation in Egypt

SAT-7 CEO explains why Egyptians see events differently Recent political events in Egypt, especially security force conflicts with the Muslim Brotherhood, have highlighted both deep divisions within Egypt and b..

15-Aug-2013

SAT-7 Egypt director on crackdown aftermath

The six-week standoff between an Egyptian government installed by the army and supporters of ousted President Morsi came to a violent end yesterday (15 August) with at least 525 deaths and 3,572 injured (BBC report 15/8/..

06-Aug-2013

Human Rights Journalism Award for SAT-7

The Lebanese Center for Human Rights recently granted Juliana Sfeir, on behalf of SAT-7, the Human Rights Journalism Award. Sfeir is a special projects manager at SAT-7 Lebanon and an executive producer of social impact ..

23-Jul-2013

Egyptian children pray to become change-makers

Thousands of Christian children pray to become change-makers in Egypt In a country rocked by change and division, some 1,400 eight to fourteen-year-old Egyptian children last week gathered to worship and ask God to ..

27-Jun-2013

SAT-7 urges prayer as mass protests and violence expected in Egypt

Egyptians expect mass anti-government demonstrations at the presidential palace and across much of the country on the weekend of 28-30 June, the 30th being the anniversary of President Morsi’s assumption of power. ..

26-Jun-2013

Unite and resist fear, Canterbury tells Egypt's Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd & Rt Hon Justin Welby, told Christians in Egypt not to fear but to unite ahead of this Sunday's national day of protest against President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brot..

14-Jun-2013

Premier Radio interview with SAT-7 founder

On Thursday 6 June SAT-7 founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr Terry Ascott was the guest on Premier Christian Radio's Inspirational Breakfast programme. Presenters John Pantry and Nage talked to Terry wi..

04-Jun-2013

SAT-7 ARABIC now live on YouTube!

SAT-7 ARABIC has been one of the first channels to take advantage of a new live broadcasting service from YouTube. On 18th May the station aired its first programme live on the YouTube Live channel, three days after ..

10-May-2013

Syrian Church calls Day of Prayer 11 May

Syrian church leaders have called for a day of prayer for their country and its people on Saturday, 11th May. Primarily, they are calling for prayer for peace to be restored to their country, enabling all Syrians to ..

05-Apr-2013

Relaunched TV studio is good news for Iran

A UK studio which produces and broadcasts programmes for Christians across the Persian-speaking world has gone live after an eight month period of rebuilding and refitting. The SAT-7 PARS studio in London is one of t..

28-Mar-2013

Addressing the issues of a region in turmoil

At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, delegates at SAT-7's Network 2013 conference last week heard how satellite TV is helping sustain Christians in their faith and take a stronger ..

04-Mar-2013

SAT-7 launches first series for Christians in Sudan

SAT-7 ARABIC begins broadcasting its first series aimed specifically at Christians in Sudan on Tuesday 5 March 2013. Critical Issues, the channel’s first series in Sudanese dialect, is a new talk show confronting f..

28-Feb-2013

SAT-7 draws a crowd at Cairo Book Fair

SAT-7 became a magnet for visitors at the Cairo International Book Fair earlier this month (23 Jan-18 Feb). Although attendance was affected by the current political uncertainties, over the three weeks of this..

19-Feb-2013

SAT-7 gives city-wide Iraqi forgiveness campaign international airing

SAT-7 will broadcast meetings live from a milestone city-wide campaign in Northern Iraq that has already captured the attention of secular TV stations and over 20,000 Iraqis. "Power to forgive” is a media ..

28-Jan-2013

After the flood: Lebanon studio gives thanks

SAT-7's Lebanon staff are giving thanks for a swift response from supporters that helped them return quickly to normal operations after flooding caused significant damage to our Beirut studios. After torrentia..

24-Jan-2013

SAT-7 on show as Egypt marks revolution anniversary

After having a successful presence at last year’s Cairo International Bookfair, SAT-7 will be attending the 44th exhibition this year from tomorrow (25 January – 5 February). The fair is the Arab wor..

11-Jan-2013

Flash floods deluge SAT-7 Lebanon studio

On Monday 7 January, torrential downpours flooded the SAT-7 Lebanon offices and studios, after local flood-water defences failed. The incident occurred as strong winds and flooding caused havoc and at least one fatal..

03-Jan-2013

Crawley quiz night is Good News for the Middle East

Church gets quizzical for SAT-7 A quiz night which tested the brain power of 80 churchgoers and friends in Crawley, West Sussex, recently raised hundreds of pounds for SAT-7 broadcasts to the Middle East. S..

12-Dec-2012

Egypt's Christians unite to pray for the nation

(Updated 19/12/2012) SAT-7 broadcasts united night of prayer for Egypt, Thursday 13 December, on eve of referendum on constitution Less than two years after its democratic revolution, Egypt is in crisis &nd..

07-Dec-2012

SAT-7 KIDS celebrates 5 years on air

SAT-7 KIDS was five years old on 10th December! It's the only Arabic-language TV channel dedicated entirely to children and has enthusiastic fans - children and Mums and Dads across the whole of the Middle East and ..

28-Nov-2012

Egypt: No comfort zones but God is working

SAT-7 Egypt studio head shares news with UK churches Over a weekend when Egypt was in tumult over new powers assumed by its president , the Executive Director of SAT-7’s Egypt studio was giving UK Christians ..

07-Nov-2012

Thank you for your support and prayers!

In the last couple of weeks I've been overwhelmed by the way in which SAT-7's supporters have responded to our financial needs and I wanted to send this special message of thanks to you for your gifts and prayers. ..

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Conferences

15-Feb-2014

Taking part in Methodist Global Vision, Craigavon

SAT-7 will be taking part in Global Vision on Saturday 15th February at Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon. This is an exciting one-day "opportunity to hear stories of God connecting with and through people" - a..

13-May-2014

Exhibiting at CRE International

SAT-7 will be exhibiting at the Christian Resources Exhibition, Sandown from 13th-16th May 2014. The exhibition will be held at Sandown Park Racecourse, KT10 9AJ. Come and see us on stand no. S44, near the We..

24-May-2014

Exhibiting at Big Church Day Out

SAT-7 will be exhibiting at Big Church Day Out on Saturday 24th May 2014 (we will not be exhibiting on Sunday 25th). The exhibition will be held at Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ. Come and see ..

viewer quotes

"Through Christ, you can get well and see light instead of darkness...Thank you for these programmes. They are teaching us to be better people."

Afghan father who watches SAT-7 PARS

"To the most beautiful channel in the world. I am from Egypt living in Saudi Arabia. I would like to thank you so much for your great ministry which has dramatically changed my life here in this country."

Viewer in Saudi Arabia

"I am a regular viewer of the programme 'From Me to You'. I am so blessed and my spirit gets lifted up by your prayers, songs and sharing. Thank you for today's topic. We really need to change. And may the Lord work in us more and more for His glory. "

SAT-7 ARABIC viewer in the Holy Land

"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'

"SAT-7 reaches our family in this desert to give us hope where there is none. Our kids know Jesus through you and the miracles he is doing... Through this small TV screen, you reach our heart, we hear the news of Heaven and you give us relief, we feel home where we don't feel it and know we have a Big family in Christ, caring and praying and working."

A family in Saudi Arabia

"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 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

"My family and I came to Christ and we are big fans and regular viewers of SAT-7. God bless you."

Man from Morocco

"I was watching the programme 'School of Christ' and Pastor Sameh Maurice was saying, 'I came for you.' I felt that these words were addressed to me personally from God. I am so touched and moved. I also want to thank you for all the programs you are airing on your channel."

A doctor in Egypt

"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

"Thank you for your wonderful programme "Daughter of the King". I learnt a lot about how I should treat my future wife as I am now in the search for someone to marry. God bless you."

An Egyptian man

"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 a big fan a regular viewer of your wonderful channel, SAT-7 programmes."

Male viewer, Morocco

"I would like to thank you for your marvellous efforts in serving our children. Enough to say that we leave them in front of SAT-7 KIDS with full trust of your commitment to supplement our parenting."

Parent in Egypt

"Although I am not a Christian, because of you I am becoming closer to God."

Viewer in Kuwait

"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'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