HEARTS ON THE MOVE: WATCHING TV IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
It’s Different Over There
Watching satellite broadcasting in our target countries is nothing like TV in the States, even if your service provider happens to be a satellite-based system. Over here, we turn on the TV, hit the menu button and browse. We can pick and choose between shows we’ve already recorded, the daily offerings of hundreds of channels and all the new computer-based services available. Things are a little more complicated for our viewers in Central Asia and the Middle East.
Often, as we explain the persecution of Christians in our target countries and the measures regimes will go to in order to stop the sharing of the Gospel, people wonder why the cable and satellite companies are allowed to broadcast our programs. Well, there are no cable and satellite companies in that part of the world, except for a few small operations by government entities, designed for the broadcast of their own propaganda. If you want to watch TV, you have to buy and install your own satellite dish, as well as buy and install your own box to decode the signal.
Once you’ve gotten the right equipment, the process has only begun. To watch a program broadcast on satellite, you actually have to point your own satellite dish at the right point in the sky to receive programming. That means you can’t rely on a menu to make your selections. You either have to randomly search the sky until you get lucky or you have to get the information you want about programming on the internet.
From time to time, we are asked to provide specific information about our satellite broadcasts, so we thought we’d share this information here on the blog. Please feel free to pass this information on to people living in Central Asia and the Middle East – Believers and Unbelievers. The wonder of today’s technology is that we can broadcast our programs, without any interference by religious or governmental authorities, right into the living rooms of our target countries. If you’re not one of the people who need to calibrate your own satellite, this won’t make much sense, but if you do have to calibrate your own system or know someone who does, this will help.
MOHABAT Satellite – http://www.mohabat.tv/
Azerbaijani Women’s Program, Sweet Conversations: Fri: 23:30, Sat: 5:30, 11:30, Sun: 0:00, 6:00, 12:00
Uzbek Children’s Program, Animal Land/Story Land: Sat: 19:00
Hot Bird 6, 13.0° East, Transponder 134, Frequency 11200 MHz Polarization: Vertical, Symbol Rate: 27., FEC 5/6 (Location for Satellite Access in CA)
SHEBAKAH 7—IranAlive TV Satellite – http://www.shabakeh7.com
Azerbaijani Women’s Program, Sweet Conversations: Mondays: 8:30 and 13:30
Uzbek Children’s Program, Animal Land/Story Land: Wed & Thurs: 10:30
Hot Bird 6, 13.0° East, Transponder 153, Downlink Frequency 11566 Polarization: Horizontal, Symbol Rate 27,500, FEC ¾ (Location for Satellite Access in CA)
KANAL HAYAT Satellite – http://kanalhayat.tv
Azerbaijani Women’s Program, Sweet Conversations: Friday: 23:00, Sat: 5:00, 11:00, 23:30, Sun: 5:30, 11:30
Uzbek Children’s Program, Animal Land/Story Land: Sat: 17:30
Hot Bird 6, 13.0° East, 11.179 GHz Polarization: Horizontal, Symbol Rate 27,500, FEC ¾ (Location for Satellite Access in CA)
SAT7 PARS Satellite – http://www.sat7pars.com
Coming January 2017!
Azerbaijani Women’s Program, Sweet Conversations: Schedule to be determined
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B at 13° East, Frequency Txp 122, 10,949 MHz Polarization: Vertical (Location for Satellite Access in CA)
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