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By Michael Ireland

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

ULAANBAATAR, 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 22, 2005.

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 programming.

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 Broadcasting Company.

"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 before."

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 non-profit organization.

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 television.

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  -

Steve Posey, Executive Director AMONG Foundation
(605) 330-2745  -

** Michael 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.

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