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Canadians Now Have Access to Widest Variety of Christian TV and Radio Channels Through Sky Angel

U.S. satellite TV provider Sky Angel partners with Canadian IPTV operator ShifTV to deliver 30-plus channels of Christian and family programming onto TV screens across Canada

Contact: Nancy Christopher, VP, Corporate Communications, Sky Angel, 239-403-9130 ext 213

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sky Angel, the leading U.S. direct broadcast satellite (DBS) provider of Christian TV and radio channels plus family programming, and ShifTV Inc. of Toronto, Canada, a pioneer in providing Broadband TV (or IPTV, Internet Protocol Television) which can be watched on any television via a set-top box, have launched the Sky Angel multi-channel television service throughout Canada.

Sky Angel has agreed to provide more than 30 TV and radio channels of Christian and family programming to ShifTV for delivery via a high-speed Internet connection to Canadians’ televisions using a set-top box provided by ShifTV. Among the advantages is the ability to watch programming through the TV and surf the Internet on the computer simultaneously using the same high-speed connection.

Among the TV channels currently available in Canada via Sky Angel IPTV are Sky Angel’s kids and teens channel KTV; Christian music video channel TVU; Trinity Broadcasting Network’s full suite of channels TBN, JCTV, Smile of a Child, The Church Channel and TBN Enlace; plus Safe TV, Familyland, Faith TV, Angel One and more. Additional TV and radio channels will be announced next month.

“After years of receiving thousands of requests from Canadian Christians for access to the Sky Angel television service, we are pleased to now be able to say, ‘Yes, you can receive Sky Angel TV in Canada!’” said Rob Johnson, CEO of Dominion Video Satellite Inc., owner-operator of Sky Angel.

“As the clear leader in providing viewer access to Christian programming, we will continue to provide the widest variety of Christian-inspirational channels through direct-to-home satellite in the U.S.,” added Johnson, “but we are excited about this opportunity to partner with ShifTV in utilizing this emerging IPTV technology to deliver quality Christian and family programming geared to all ages and interests onto the television screens of homes, churches and businesses across Canada.”

“We are pleased in becoming Sky Angel’s exclusive IPTV partner in Canada as it provides thousands of Canadians an opportunity to view Christian programming that is currently not offered through other broadcasters. Sky Angel is a perfect partner in our ongoing strategy to provide programming to niche audiences on a reliable platform,” said Morey Chaplick, CEO of ShifTV. “Subscribers with high-speed Internet access can simply plug their television into a set-top box, connect the box to their high-speed cable/DSL, and enjoy the programs that they are truly interested in.”

The service costs $24.99 CAD per month and can be ordered at http://www.skyangel-iptv.com/ or (866) 640-7938. Consumers who subscribe before March 16, 2007, will not have to pay a $20 activation fee, will receive their first month of service free (two months free when subscribing for 12 months), and will have immediate access to Sky Angel through their computer. In most instances, Sky Angel set-top boxes for TV reception are shipped within 24 hours of ordering.