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Friday, February 3, 2012

Bible Discovery TV Opens Access To All Digital Devices

By Michael Ireland
Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

MURRYSVILLE, PA (ANS) -- Bible Discovery TV Network was launched by the late Ron Hembree and his son, Rod, in April of 2009.

The vision for the network was to develop a commercial free international television service designed specifically to train Christians in the Bible and develop solid Biblically literate leaders around the world.

"We wanted this service to be available to everyone in the world," Rod Hembree said.

Bible Discovery TV also uses shortwave radio to reach into areas of the world that are not information mature and lack Internet connections or mobile infrastructure.

When Ron Hembree passed away in June of 2010, the parent ministry Good Friends Inc., best known as Quick Study TV, moved Rod Hembree to President and recently acquired Focus 4 producer Kyle Hembree, along with his wife Toni, from Cornerstone TeleVision in Pittsburgh, PA to develop new and fresh programming that is exclusive to the BDTV service.

Bible Discovery TV Network has just released an HTML5 protocol portal among its web-based applications on site.

"This means that every device in every store no matter what format or operating system, will be able to watch Bible Discovery TV 24/7 LIVE," said Rod Hembree, President of the Network, in a media release.

"With over 50 million iPads being sold this year and over 400 million iPhones in the world today, the need to reach the mobile community world-wide is strong and we are excited to add the NRB Network along with WBPI and Cornerstone TeleVision Network to our list of LIVE STREAMING services on the new html5 portal."

"We expect to launch several new series in Bible training and Bible apologetics shortly" said Kyle Hembree, Sr. Director of BDTV.

Since Kyle joined the team, BDTV has already launched a new program series to BDTV with leading speaker and Apologetics teacher, Dr. Alex McFarland called Sound Rezn, and has secured the SECRETS OF THE BIBLE series from Grizzly Adams Productions.

Rod Hembree reports that in January 2012 the network VOD, LIVE and YouTube services acquired over 400,000 viewers with nearly
100,000 of them watching on mobile digital devices.

You can try the new html5 portal for BDTV at  or by typing l into your
mobile device.

For further comments on this story, contact Rod Hembree


Toni Hembree
Marketing and PR Director
Bible Discovery TV Network
P.O. Box 150
Murrysville, PA 15668  

** Michael Ireland is the Senior International Correspondent for ANS. He is an international British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London (United Kingdom) newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB UK, a British Christian radio station. While in the UK, Michael traveled to Canada and the United States, Albania,Yugoslavia, Holland, Germany,and Czechoslovakia. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China,and Russia. Michael's volunteer involvement with ASSIST News Service is a sponsored ministry department -- 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' (MIMM) -- of A.C.T. International of P.O.Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649, at: Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International where you can make a donation online under 'Donate' tab, then look for 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' under 'Donation Category' to support his stated mission of 'Truth Through Christian Journalism.' Michael is a member in good standing of the National Writers Union, Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association, Evangelical Press Association and International Press Association. If you have a news or feature story idea for Michael, please contact him at: ANS Senior International Reporter

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