|Availability||Satellite worldwide, Cable and Terrestrial in some countries, Online.|
|Headquarters||Jerusalem, Plymouth, Chennai, Orlando|
|Owner||Owned by several Angel Charities globally. Worldwide broadcast licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc|
|Christian Channel Europe, GOD Digital|
GOD TV is an international Protestant Christian media network that started in the UK and is now worldwide. The network has a strong presence in Israel and the US and its main offices are located in Plymouth, England  and Orlando, Florida. Regional offices are situated in India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Australia.
The network broadcasts non-denominational programming in keeping with the UK Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith. Its 24-hour, FTA schedule airs Christian leaders from diverse backgrounds - from Anglican to Pentecostal, Full Gospel and Messianic Judaism.
GOD TV's original productions have won awards from the Christian Broadcasting Council of the UK. Its schedule has five regional variations: USA; UK & Europe; Africa; Asia and Australasia each with local programming.
GOD TV broadcasts to some 200 nations and territories 24 hours a day, claiming a potential viewership of up to half a billion people. The Plymouth Herald says GOD TV can reach 262 million homes worldwide including 92.6 million homes in India.
GOD TV was founded by Rory and Wendy Alec in England in 1995 as the Christian Channel Europe, the Continent's first daily Christian television network. It started broadcasting on 1 October, two hours each day. This increased to seven hours in 1997 and 24-hours in 1999. The 'GOD' logo appeared in 1997 and the Christian Channel was rebranded as the GOD Channel. The GOD Channel became part of the Dream Family Network, later known as GOD Digital and then GOD TV in 2002. The same year GOD TV's broadcast uplink was moved to Israel. This provided for international expansion via satellite and GOD TV was launched across Africa and Asia with new offices in Cape Town and Chennai.
In 2003 a GOD TV office was established in the US in Orlando FL and in 2005 GOD TV launched across Australia and New Zealand. GOD TV launched on DIRECTV, America's largest satellite platform in 2006 and opened a new office in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2008. GOD TV also expanded into China during 2008. Further offices were opened in Nairobi and Melbourne in 2009.
Rory Alec was the network's CEO from 1995 to 2014. GOD TV announced on 2 October 2014 that he had resigned due to "moral failure" and the couple divorced in 2015. Wendy Alec took over as President and CEO, a position she held for two years, before appointing Simpson.
In January 2018, GOD TV launched www.godtv.com as a new digital publishing arm of the organization.
GOD TV has a 24-hour schedule of international programming, often from a British perspective and includes live broadcasts of conferences, concerts, youth gatherings and other events.
Speakers range from US Bible teachers, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, Kenneth Copeland and John Hagee to British church leaders, Canon Andrew White, Nicky Gumbel, Mike Pilavachi and J.John. Ministry leaders from Africa include South African evangelist, Angus Buchan and Nigerian pastor, David Ibiyeomie; Australian pastors, Brian Houston, Phil Pringle, Russell Evans and Ashley Evans; German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke; and prominent Asian Bible teachers, Joseph Prince from Singapore and Sam Chelladurai from India.
Programming covers evangelism and revival: Nathan Morris (evangelist), John & Carol Arnott, Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, and Todd White. Prophetic voices include Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, and Patricia King. The 'End Time Prayer Movement' is a key focus with conferences from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City with Mike Bickle; TheCall with Lou Engle; and TheCRY with Faytene Grasseschi.
Bible Prophecy speakers consist of Chuck Missler, Paul McGuire Joel Rosenburg and Jack Van Impe. Michael L. Brown and John Ankerberg are regular apologetics authorities. Jonathan Bernis, Sid Roth, Ron Cantor and Rabbi Schneider provide a Messianic Jewish perspective.
Worship leaders featured on GOD TV are Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Martin Smith from the UK; The PlanetShakers Band; Hillsong Music and Darlene Zschech from Australia; and Misty Edwards, Jason Upton, Phil Wickham, Israel Houghton, Jesus Culture and Bethel Music from the USA.
Much of GOD TV's programming caters to a youth audience. The network aims to air 'relevant youth programming' that comprises series and events from Soul Survivor with Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft; !Audacious with Glyn Barrett; RockNations with Steve Gambill and; The Ramp with Karen Wheaton. Youth events often feature top bands such as Leeland; Switchfoot; Rend Collective Experiment; Jars of Clay; Guvna B and New World Son.
GOD TV's original programming which includes In Depth interview series and documentaries. The network features live broadcasts, including worldwide satellite link-ups such as the Global Day of Prayer with Graham Power where GOD TV broadcast from South America for the first time in 2009.
Other speakers include Michael Koulianos, Banning Liebscher, Lou Engle, Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson (pastor), Heidi Baker, Todd White, Ben Fitzgerald, Randy Clark, Mark Chironna, Lance Wallnau and Steven Furtick.
GOD TV has several specific regions, each with its own regional director and office overseeing local content, distribution and providing viewer services. The regions are: the USA; UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Nordic countries; Africa and East Africa; Asia and the Middle East; Israel; Sri Lanka and Australasia.
GOD TV launched in the US in 2006 on DirecTV. It is also available in some US cities via cable. and on satellite via Galaxy 19 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
GOD TV launched in Orlando, Florida in 2012 via WACX's second subchannel over-the-air; some GOD TV programming is also seen on the station's main schedule. As part of the Orlando launch, the Bay Revival on Tour was broadcast from Calvary Assembly of God in Winter Park with John Kilpatrick, Nathan Morris and Lydia Marrow. The network maintains an office in Orlando.
The Angel Foundation is GOD TV's registered charity in Europe and is regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Based in Plymouth the Angel Foundation states that it is committed to "the advancement of the Christian religion and education, and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness." As of 2010[update] GOD TV was "potentially available to up to 14 million homes in the UK".
Fergus Scarfe is GOD TV's Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, based in Plymouth
GOD TV's programming has won awards from the UK Christian Broadcasting Council, including Best Live Event Programme in 2011 for Angus Buchan's Mighty Men Event and Best Youth Programme for Soul Survivor Extra.
Some European networks carry GOD TV in their satellite and cable television packages in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The channel is also available through P2PTV service Zattoo.
Angel Television Africa was established in South Africa in 2002 and GOD TV launched across Africa on 31 May of the same year. Marcél Olivier is GOD TV's Regional Director for Africa and heads up the office in Cape Town. Erastus Maina oversees GOD TV's East Africa Region, with an office in Nairobi.
GOD TV's programming can be accessed across Africa via satellite. It can be watched via ViewSat covering 20 million homes across Sub-Saharan Africa on the IS20 Satellite. GOD TV can be found on channel 362 of StarSat in Southern Africa. In Kenya GOD TV is carried on Kiss TV.
GOD TV Africa local speakers include Matt Ludick of Emmanuel Church in Namibia (Kingdom Expansion) and Gary Kieswetter (Open Wells) and Kari Smith (Kingdom GPS) from South Africa. Marcél Olivier is a host on 'Prayer Time' each weekday.
GOD TV has had an established presence in Israel since 2001 and Ron Cantor is GOD TV's Regional Director for Israel.
The network hosts tours to Israel which include visiting Bible sites and staging events that are broadcast worldwide. The largest tour to date was in 2008 with 1,800 tour goers who attended 'A Celebration of Israel's 60th Anniversary'. Held at the Davidson Center alongside the Western Wall in the Old City, this was attended by both Jewish and Christian guests. GOD TV's Arise Zion Tour will take place in 2018 as part of Israel's 70th Anniversary celebrations.
In 2009 GOD TV partnered with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) US$500,000 to plant trees on land said to be inhabited by Bedouin tribes in Israel's Negev region. A coalition of Jewish and Arab human rights groups denounced the project, accusing GOD TV and the JNF of teaming up to force the Bedouin out of the area to make way for Jewish communities.
GOD TV's CEO Ward Simpson was in Israel in October 2017 at the invitation of the Israeli government, to address a Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem.
Angel Christian Charitable Foundation India was founded in 2002 with an office in Chennai headed by Thomas Robinson.
GOD TV can be viewed by cable in cities across India; Indian Television.com includes GOD TV in its list of "best-known spiritual channels." Local programming includes Indian evangelist Sam P. Chelladurai.
Three million viewers can watch GOD TV via cable in Pakistan and it is also on cable in Nepal. GOD TV also broadcasts into Thailand.
GOD TV has broadcast a 'Middle East Special' helping to provide food for beleaguered Christians and Muslims in war-torn Iraq.
GTV Lanka Foundation is GOD TV's company in Colombo, with David Nicolle as regional director. Dialog Satellite Television, Sri Lanka Telecom and Apstar Satellite carry GOD TV in Sri Lanka. GOD TV has supported Sri Lankan victims of the Asian tsunami.
Angel Christian Television Australia Limited was established in 2005 enabling GOD TV to be watched on the Optus D2 satellite. GOD TV's office for this region is in Melbourne and is managed by Wayne Knapman.
Local content in Australia includes series such as Victory Life Church - Margaret Court; PlanetShakers and Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV as well as conferences from Hillsong, Stairway Church, Arise NZ, Influencers and C3 Church.
Corrective Services Queensland has allowed Instal-Life to provide equipment enabling inmates across the state to access GOD TV in their cells. Prisons in Western Australia have also installed GOD TV and it is available in other rehabilitation centres and remote indigenous communities.
The Melbourne office also manages Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China. Macau Cable has been broadcasting the GOD TV signal into Macau since 1 October 2006. GOD TV launched its Greater China service on 16 October 2008 and has televised events from China. The Kingdom Culture Conference has aired on GOD TV from Hong Kong.
GOD TV launched in the South Sea nation of Vanuatu on the 27 April 2013. Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit Island) has access to the GOD TV 24 via terrestrial free to air TV. The Prime Minister, Moana Carcasses Kalosil turned on the signal. GOD TV has been installed in prisons in Vanuatu.
GOD TV is also available on some cable networks in Papua New Guinea.
GOD TV supports humanitarian projects internationally. During its January 2017 Bless Israel campaign, funds were raised towards supporting underprivileged Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs and orphaned children in partnership with Scott Volk of Together For Israel.
In Malawi, it cares for HIV/AIDS orphans by supporting Kondanani Children's Village, founded by Annie Chikhwaza. and is involved in various charitable initiatives in Sri Lanka. In the UK it supports Mercy Ministries, a charity helping young women suffering from abuse.
GOD TV has raised funds to help Christians in Iraq at St George's Church in Baghdad, through a Middle East Special. A target of its humanitarian work has been to provide clean water in arid regions of Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) where it has drilled water wells. A community 'Life Center' was built in Tanzania in conjunction with Pat Boone.
GOD TV is thrilled to be sponsoring the Carer of the Year Award again this year," says Fergus Scarfe, GOD TV Regional Director. In the midst of so much hardship faced by many in our community, it is amazing to see so many wonderful Plymouthians contributing to the daily lives of those in need.
Israeli officials were able to connect with leading Christian media personalities. The heads of several large outlets attended the summit including Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) CEO Gordon Robertson, Trinity Broadcasting Network President Matt Crouch, Good TV International Manager Winifred Yeh, God TV CEO Ward Simpson and author Mike Evans who founded Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem.