Sky Angel Fare Flies North via IPTV

Canadian IPTV provider ShifTV will add 30 TV and radio channels of Christian and family programming to its lineup following a deal with direct-broadcast satellite provider Sky Angel.

Among the networks included in the pact: Sky Angel's exclusive kids and teens channel, KTV; 24-hour Christian-music-video channel TVU; Trinity Broadcasting Network's flagship channel, JCTV youth network, Smile of a Child children's network, The Church Channel and TBN Enlace Spanish network; Safe TV; Familyland; Faith TV; and Angel One.

The two companies said additional TV and radio channels are expected to be announced next month.

“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,” Sky Angel parent Dominion Video Satellite CEO Rob Johnson said in a prepared statement.