TIME WARNER CABLE LAUNCHES GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL IN AKRON
Akron's Own Charles Humbard Son Of TV Evangelist Rex Humbard Brings The Nation's Only Family-Friendly Music Television Network To Ohio
AKRON, OH – November 15, 2007 – Charles Humbard son of the country's first great television minister Rex Humbard, has the fastest-growing cable channel in television today: the Gospel Music Channel, America's first 24/7 channel dedicated to all styles of family-friendly Christian and gospel music. Gospel Music Channel is available exclusively to Time Warner Cable subscribers on channel 131.
As founder and president of Gospel Music Channel, Humbard began his career in Akron writing, performing, and producing gospel music for the Rex Humbard Worldwide Ministries. Today, he is committed to creating a channel that presents high-quality entertainment that is relevant to the lives of its viewers. "The fan base of gospel music is diverse in geography, ethnicity, and stage of life. The Gospel Music Channel brings this diverse audience together for the first time," says Humbard. "Nowhere else on cable television can audiences tune in to a great mix of R&B, rock, hip-hop, country, soul and jazz – and be confident it's appropriate for every member of the family,"
Gospel Music Channel (www.gospelmusicchannel.com) is the first and only 24/7 television network dedicated to the rich history and contemporary sounds of gospel/Christian music and its many different genres and artists. From rock to rap, country to soul, southern to hip-hop, Gospel Music Channel crosses cultures and generations. From the soulful sounds of CeCe Winans and Aretha Franklin to the country roots of Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw, and the contemporary stylings of Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin and Natalie Grant and everyone in between, the Gospel Music Channel's got it all. The network's program schedule features artist biographies, music specials, live concerts, and hosted music videos for the entire family. As the word has spread on the young network, so has its distribution: Gospel Music Channel has doubled its availability this year alone. GMC is already carried in all ten of the top ten markets and 23 of the top 25. People in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, Minneapolis, Tampa, St. Louis, Denver and now Akron have this uplifting new network in their homes.
Gospel Music Channel's distribution growth makes it one of the hottest young networks in cable television. GMC also recently ranked as the #1 emerging or mid-size network in the new annual survey of cable operators. The channel also ranked #1 in "audience attentiveness to advertising," and #1 in "feeling comfortable viewing with family" in a recent major advertising industry research report. Gospel Music Channel has become the largest producer of original gospel/Christian music television in the world, producing more than 200 hours of concerts, series, specials and video, producing all new content in High Definition.
For more information on Gospel Music Channel log onto www.gospelmusicchannel.com.
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