Unlike that launch (where Smile and Juce maintained 24/7 streaming-only services), The Church Channel was not maintained as a 24/7 streaming service through TBN's streaming operations, and some TCC programming has been blended into the Hillsong Channel schedule, albeit in morning and early afternoon timeslots.On June 1, 2016, The Church Channel was replaced by The Hillsong Channel. cable providers, Dish Network, Glorystar (free-to-air Galaxy 19) and Direc TV, in the UK on Sky and in many nations around the world via direct-to-home satellite, such as ABS1 to India and the Middle East, Hot Bird satellite to Europe, and Agila 2 satellite both C-band and Ku-Band signal in Asia and the Philippines.Hillsong Channel is available over-the-air on digital subchannels of TBN owned-and-operated and affiliated stations nationwide, usually on the second subchannel (for example, if the local TBN station broadcasts on channel 17, then Hillsong Channel would be carried on digital subchannel 17.2). The network also livestreams its programming on its official website.
The Hillsong Channel has a variety of programmes, carrying 12 Hours per day of Original Programming under the banner of "Hillsong Channel Original Programming".
The remainder of the schedule is made up of traditional time-buys from Churches which hold similar views as the Hillsong Church, under the banner of "Partner Ministry Programming", which cover TBN's expenses of operations of the Television Channel.
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Hillsong Channel is an American and Australian Christian-based broadcast television network and is a joint venture of the international congregation, the Sydney-based Hillsong Church, and the American Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).
Prior to the launch of the Hillsong Channel the network was known as The Church Channel and maintained their main operations base out of TBN's WPGD-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.Programming consisted of Christian worship services, 90% of which must be of an instructional, evangelistic or ministerial nature.The network had put strict guidelines on fundraising and other announcements, limiting them to 10% of the program.The Church Channel encouraged churches to submit recordings of their services with the intent of putting them on the air.On March 9, 2016, TBN announced a partnership with the Sydney-based international congregation Hillsong Church that originally saw The Church Channel re-imaged as the Hillsong Channel on June 15, 2016, in line with Hillsong's American expansion plans.The launch date was later moved up to June 1, 2016.