Comcast Launches Gospel Music Channel in Tucson

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor,
Posted: Thu, 08/14/2008 - 18:39

Nation's Only Family-Friendly Music Television Network Now Available on Channel 172

TUCSON, AZ – August 13, 2008 – Comcast Digital Cable has launched the fastest-growing cable channel in television today: Gospel Music Channel, America's first 24/7 channel dedicated to all styles of family-friendly Gospel/Christian music. Gospel Music Channel is available exclusively to Comcast Digital Cable subscribers on channel 172.

Gospel Music Channel is the only 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 can be seen nationwide. People in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, Minneapolis, Tampa, St. Louis, Denver and now Tucson, have this uplifting new network in their homes. People interested in learning more about Gospel Music Channel should call Comcast at 774-1900 or visit

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.

"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," said Charles Humbard, founder and president of Gospel Music Channel and former president of Discovery Digital Networks. Humbard founded Gospel Music Channel in 2004 and launched the network with network Vice Chairman Brad Siegel, the former head of TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network. "We are thrilled that Comcast Digital Cable customers can now view our family-safe music television," said Siegel.

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