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Olympusat Nets Upliftv Launch with DirecTV

Olympusat has secured a berth for faith and family-friendly service Upliftv on DirecTV.

Upliftv, which proffers Christian movies, documentaries, ministry fare and reality series, is currently available on channel 379 on the top DBS provider’s lineup.

Deal terms with Olympusat, which helps networks gain distribution via its “Faith & Family Suite,” were not disclosed.  

Upliftv’s lineup includes Left Behind, starring Kirk Cameron, Champions of Faith, with former Major League Baseball players Sandy Alomar Jr. and his father, and reality series, The Way of the Master.

“Olympusat is very pleased to launch the premier faith-‐based movie and series network, Upliftv on DirecTV.  Families, for the first time, can enjoy a network that focuses on Christian movies and

series,” said Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler. “We have long observed that Christian films over perform in ratings compared to other programs, so we want to give people a network with more of

what they want.” 

An independent,  Olympusat specializes in ownership, distribution, production and technical services for network. In addition to its Faith, Family and Specialty Suite offering, the company is a leader

in the Hispanic television and media space through its 70 television networks, 30 of which are available in the high-definition format.. Olympusat’s top networks include: Cine Mexicano, which earlier this month reached an agreement with 39 million DirecTV subscribers in the U.S. and Latin America,  FUNimation Channel, which recently launched with Cablevision Systems, and the newly introduced Ultra HD Plex.