National Christian TV satellite service to air Super Bowl halftime show alternative; Reggie White special to also air
February 02, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsNaples, Fla., February 2, 2005 – Responding to subscribers planning to seek alternative viewing during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, the Sky Angel nationwide direct-to-home satellite system will be airing a half-hour special that football fans can flip over to during the regular halftime show.
“Many Christians are planning on watching the Super Bowl but are looking for something more inspirational to watch during halftime. After last year’s halftime show incident, we understand people’s desire for an alternative for their families and church members,” said Kathleen Johnson, Sky Angel’s vice president of programming. “Some have asked if we planned to air anything, so we approached Sportsweek host Tom McGough and asked him if he would put something together for us. He jumped at the chance.”
Sportsweek is a half-hour sports show covering today’s top sports stories and featuring Christian testimonies from athletes. McGough, a former pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, will be joined by former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker and Super Bowl veteran, Robin Cole, to co-host the special, which will include commentary about the game and a retrospect on Cole’s Super Bowl experiences. The special, which will air on Sky Angel’s special events channel, Angel Two, will also feature Christian testimonies from some of 2004’s biggest sports stars.
Sky Angel to air exclusive Reggie White interview
On February 4 and 6, Sky Angel will be airing a special tribute to former NFL lineman Reggie White. Reggie White: Great in the Kingdom of Heaven is scheduled to air February 4, 9 to 9:30 p.m. ET, and again on February 6, 4 to 4:30 p.m. ET, on Sky Angel’s special events channel, Angel Two.
As subscribers to the Sky Angel service, White and his wife, Sara, taped promotional television spots for Sky Angel in August 2003.
About Sky Angel
The Sky Angel service, owned and operated by Dominion Video Satellite, Inc., a multi-channel Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) company based in Naples, Fla., delivers 36 channels of faith-based and family-friendly TV and radio programming nationwide to homes, churches and businesses via a small 20-inch satellite dish. Dominion’s mission is to deliver programming that espouses Judeo-Christian values and provides families a wholesome choice in entertainment and faith-based programming. Dominion was one of the first nine companies to apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a high-power DBS license in 1981 and is the sole surviving DBS pioneer from that first round of forward-thinking applicants. DISH™ Network and DirecTV® later acquired their DBS licenses, and Dominion subsequently formed a technical agreement with DISH Network where Sky Angel subscribers utilize the DISH-brand equipment to receive the Sky Angel service.