Turkey (MNN) — Broadcasting live television online is the next step for one expanding network.
Viewers of SAT-7 TURK will soon be able to interact with SAT-7, a Christian satellite television ministry to the Middle East and North Africa. A Tandberg SD Encoder has made this all possible. It enables SAT-7 TURK to broadcast a live feed direct from their studios.
A weekly newscast and a Biblical teaching program will air live online from the studios in Istanbul, Turkey. This will open up the opportunity for viewers to call in with their comments and questions about Christianity.
Over a third of Turks watch an average of 210 videos online each month. Melih Ekener, Executive Director for SAT-7 TURK, said in an article that the move will help capture mobile users as well. "It is important for us to keep up with the latest technology and communication channels, especially as we seek to reach the new generation of Turks."
It was just a few years ago that SAT-7 TURK joined the SAT-7 network, and they have seen a lot of activity on their Web site and in social media since then. This new live broadcast on their web-channel will be another opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel.
Live broadcasts online are just one step on the path to broadcasting on a Turkish satellite where the audience is much larger. The current 24/7 broadcasts on their Web site are training the team to produce the volume, variety, and quality program that a satellite program would need.
Pray for SAT-7 TURK as they transition to this era of expansion. Pray that the program will witness to more Turks about salvation, hope, and life.