BEGINS BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 8 IN
By Michael Ireland
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
MONGOLIA (ANS) -- For nearly ten
years Eagle TV operated as the sole voice of independent journalism on
television in Mongolia, airing Christian programming and generating
more than 10,000 contacts for evangelism.
Now the new Eagle Broadcasting Company begins broadcasting on
terrestrial Channel 8 in Mongolia's capital city on Saturday, October
Christian-owned Eagle Broadcasting Company (EBC) has been operating as
a cable news network through the cooperation of SANSAR Cable TV since
January 17, 2005 delivering live news content around the clock from FOX
News, Associated Press, and the Eagle TV studios, along with Christian
Eagle TV's live news format quickly became a favorite with SANSAR
viewers. Now the Eagle TV live news operations will be available for
all residents in the 1-million strong capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
"This is an exciting moment for our staff and all who have loved Eagle
TV for so long," said Tom Terry, Managing Director of Eagle
"When the former Eagle TV, owned by Mongolian Broadcasting Company,
closed down in April 2003, many Mongolians were heartbroken at having
lost independent news through television.
"During the following two years, AMONG Foundation, the owner of the new
Eagle Broadcasting Company, solidified it's commitment to begin a new
broadcast operation, investing in creating a new and even better Eagle
TV. Now that the new Eagle TV is being placed on Channel 8, more people
will have access to truly independent news and information than ever
What's in store for the new Eagle TV’s future?
"We are working on a plan to expand our broadcast day with live
Mongolian news content from 7am-midnight, 7 days a week. Our goal is to
initiate the new schedule by the last week of November. We are also
developing a new video-based Bible-telling strategy called
Steppe-by-Steppe that Eagle ministry teams will take to the Aimags and
countryside areas beginning mid-2006." said Terry.
"Our Christian ministries division is expanding with the addition of 22
new staff planned for January 2006, to add new children's programming
to our line-up, as well as our Steppe-by-Steppe outreach."
The former Eagle TV was owned by a joint-venture partnership of
Mongolian businessmen and AMONG Foundation, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The new Eagle Broadcasting Company is wholly owned by AMONG Foundation
and has a lease agreement with AMONG's former Mongolian business
partners for exclusive use of Channel 8 for 10 years. AMONG Foundation
is dedicated to advancing Faith & Freedom in Mongolia through
Eagle Television is the only local television station on the Asia
continent openly sharing the Gospel message.
Tom Terry, Managing Director of Eagle Broadcasting Company
(976) 99118722 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Posey, Executive Director AMONG Foundation
(605) 330-2745 - email@example.com
Ireland is an international British freelance journalist. A former
reporter with a London newspaper, Michael is the Chief Correspondent
for ASSIST News Service of Garden Grove, California. Michael immigrated
to the United States in 1982 and became a US citizen in September,
1995. He is married with two children. Michael has also been a frequent
contributor to UCB Europe, a British Christian radio station.