Spreading the Gospel (Channel)

The Gospel Music Channel is adding a dozen Comcast markets to its lineup.

New markets just signed on are Washington, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Richmond, Augusta, Chattanooga, Tenn., Little Rock, Ark., and Tallahassee, Fla., with Chicago, Memphis and Portland, Ore., coming online later in the month.

They are in addition to earlier sign-ups on Comcast systems in Atlanta, Nashville and Savannah. They are all the product of a so-called "hunting license," when a cable operator essentially gives a programmer the go-ahead to pitch the service to its individual systems.

The channel launched in 2004 as a 24-hour, all-music service.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.