Atlantic Broadband Rolls Out Shalom TV in Miami Beach

Atlantic Broadband has rolled out Shalom TV on its systems serving the Miami Beach area.

The linear launch -- the Jewish network continues to hold a spot on the MSO's on-demand platform -- places Shalom TV on Atlantic Broadband’s digital plus level of service, on channel 168.

Shalom TV, which showcases the panoramic of Jewish life, is now available to Atlantic Broadband customers in Miami Beach, Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Golden Beach, North Bay Village, South Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside and portions of unincorporated Miami Dade County. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With the Atlantic Broadband bow, Shalom TV now counts more than 3 million linear subscribers on RCN, Hot Wire, Blue Ridge Communications, MetroCast in Maine and New Hampshire, and Cablevision.

It also has on-demand presence in more than 40 million homes via affiliate pacts with Comcast, Time Warner, Optimum, Verizon FiOS, Antietam, Cox Communications, RCN, Bright House, Armstrong, Service Electric Cablevision, Service Electric Cable TV, Buckeye CableSystem, MetroCast, Hotwire Communications, Blue Ridge Communications, Frontier, Wow!, Click!, GCI, Roku and Fave TV.

"At Atlantic Broadband, we continue to deliver meaningful and informative programming with the addition of the new Shalom TV Channel,” said Jim Waldo, Atlantic Broadband senior vice president and general manager, in a statement. “The network features unique news, public affairs, culture and entertainment shows that reach viewers of every age.”

"The Shalom TV Channel is the first channel to do Jewish programming similar to the kinds of programming one finds on PBS," noted Shalom TV president and executive producer Rabbi Mark  Golub.  “At a time when events are so volatile and when people have a profound thirst for expanding their horizons, we provide daily news from Israel and from our own news desk; and timely interviews that can include telephone talk with our audience -- something not possible with on demand."