Spreading the Gospel Channel

The Gospel Music Channel has signed a deal with Comcast for carriage in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., and Nashville, Tenn.

The ad-supported digital cable network has a so-called hunting license with the company that allows it to seek carriage from individual Comcast systems.

The channel has a similar agreement with Charter, which has so far resulted in carriage deals with three of four Charter divisions.

The 15-month-old channel-- it launched in October 2004-- does not give out sub figures; it had approximately 4 million subs back in December. Gospel is available in 77 markets through agreements with Comcast, Charter, Cox and 25 independent operators.

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.