FOX behind Christian TV in Sweden?

Rupert Murdoch’s broadcast company Fox Channel is in negotiation with a Swedish Christian daily about launching a pan-Nordic Christian TV-channel. Swedish TV-veteran Siewert Öholm says to Realtid that he has been given the task to explore the possibilities to start a Christian 24/7 TV-channel. Öholm is one of the paper’s editors. Several Swedish papers, such as Resume and Dagen and even TV4 refer to the news while Världen i Dag still is quiet about the new direction the paper is taking.

It is almost two years since I first heard about the paper’s plans about launching its own TV-station. At that time editor in chief Ruben Agnarsson said it was just a matter of time when they were going to launch their TV-station. Now, almost two years later, it seems like the idea has matured as they enter into negotiations with FOX.

From before, there are several Christian TV-stations in Scandinavia; TV Visjon Norge, Vision Heaven TV and Kanal 10. Contrary to the existing networks, which have their funding mostly based on donations, Världen i Dag wants to fund their TV-station by selling air-time for commercials. The former TV-stations has a clear evangelical profile. Mr. Öholm says that the new station will not broadcast Christian revival meetings.

It sure will be interesting to follow the development in this case further. Good luck!

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One Response to “FOX behind Christian TV in Sweden?”

  1. Good Luck on this Project! Hope It’ll be successful.

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