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GroupSpice.com Launches Promotion to Encourage Prayer with Free Video Series This Month on Sky Angel VOD

Written by Scoops Staff on May 5, 2010 – 10:01 pm -

( Naples , FL ) – To help promote the importance of prayer and support National Day of Prayer events, Sky Angel and GroupSpice.com have launched a joint promotion for small groups and ministries. During the month of May, Sky Angel subscribers can watch the Praying God’s Way video Bible Study for free!

GroupSpice will also give away Small Group Discussion guides to the first 250 group leaders who register at www.GroupSpice.com.

Praying God’s Way, part of the Deepening Life Together series, is taught by Bishop George McKinney, Church of God in Christ.  The videos feature input by notable scholars from Christian colleges and seminaries who examine “The Lord’s Prayer” from Matthew 6:9-13 and how it models the priority, pattern, power and persistence in prayer.

Featuring footage from the Jesus film, the video Bible Study curriculum is non-denominational and built on the 5 Biblical purposes, as outlined in Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” book, and includes proven techniques to enhance fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism and worship. After watching the video segment available on Sky Angel (go to Subscription VOD > GroupSpice.com > Praying God’s Way), the group will then go through the written Bible Study guide curriculum.

Designed to encourage group participation, accountability and application of the material, Bible Study guides include Leader Notes, Spiritual Assessments and forms to chart and track individual spiritual growth. Study Guides and additional material are available online at www.GroupSpice.com.

“Prayer is the most powerful weapon the believer has in his arsenal,” says Bishop George McKinney. “Now more than ever we need submit to God and participate in His plans and provisions through prayer.”

“We are very excited to offer this curriculum for free over the Sky Angel On-Demand platform,” said Sue Doc Ross, President of GroupSpice.com. “Our hope is to enable and equip hundreds of new small groups in making prayer a priority.”

Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming compatible with your current TV service.  Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all Faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections.  To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).

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Sky Angel and MOPS Celebrate Family-Friendly Christian TV

Written by Scoops Staff on April 27, 2010 – 11:53 am -

(Naples, Fla. ) – Today’s moms have so many reasons to be concerned about what their children see on television.  They witness first-hand the powerful influence it can have on their little ones.  Now, through a partnership with MOPS International, moms everywhere will enjoy Sky Angel’s faith-filled and family-oriented television service.  In addition, MOPS is considering the development of exclusive content in the coming months.

“We are delighted to partner with the MOPS International family.  Most of our subscribers are parents concerned about what they bring into their homes, whether it’s television, radio or movies.  Sky Angel’s subscription service is a family-friendly alternative in line with Christian values that truly has something for everyone.  We are working to unveil a MOPS Video On Demand channel that will offer leadership training, curriculum and access to MOPS national events via the Sky Angel platform.  This will allow moms to access MOPS content anywhere, anytime,” said Rick Wright , Sky Angel Senior VP – Sales and Marketing.

“At MOPS International , we know the impact media has on families.  We are excited to expand our outreach to moms through this partnership with Sky Angel, offering new media options that deliver quality programming that equips moms.  Sky Angel will allow us to broaden our reach to MOPS leaders in need of leadership training whether or not they are able to attend a MOPS training event!” said Merideth Rikli , Director of Ministry Advancement for MOPS International .

Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming that is completely compatible with your current TV service.  Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections.  To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).

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Former Promise Keepers Executive Rick Wright Joins Sky Angel

Written by Scoops Staff on April 15, 2010 – 2:33 pm -

( Naples , Fla. – April 9, 2010) Tom Scott, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sky Angel U.S., LLC, a multi-channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming, announces the addition of Rick Wright to the Executive Team.  Wright joins the organization as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and will have overall responsibility for the design and implementation of Sky Angel’s sales and marketing initiatives.

Wright has over 25 years of experience in new business development, consumer advertising and ministry marketing, both as a client and as an agency representative. Most recently, he envisioned and directed the marketing program for Ignite, a new event ministry to men from Church Communications Network (CCN).  As Vice President of Field Ministry and Marketing for the national ministry Promise Keepers, Wright was responsible for the direction of the men’s ministry and strategic marketing efforts of the non-profit organization.

“Rick’s prior business development experience and outstanding track record of building strong customer relationships complement his role as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  He has a broad network of ministry contacts that will elevate our sales and marketing efforts. We’re pleased to have him join us as we work together to provide the best Christian TV platform available,” said Tom Scott.

Sky Angel broadcasts over 80 channels of programming throughout the country.  Subscribers can watch Christian and family-friendly television channels, view thousands of hours of Video On Demand content, and watch missed television programs on the faith channels with a 48 hour playback feature — all with a service that is compatible with other cable, satellite or broadcast services.  Monthly subscriptions begin at only $14.99.  To learn more or learn about current offers, go online to www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).


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Steven Noyes from The Village School in Naples Selected as 2009 Golden Halo Award Winner

Written by Scoops Staff on March 30, 2010 – 7:35 pm -

4th Annual Award Honors Outstanding Christian Teachers Held on March 13

Fort Myers , Fla.- The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2009 Golden Halo Award is Steven Noyes, a fourth grade teacher at The Village School in Naples , Fla.  Noyes was selected from 10 finalists who were narrowed down from over 50 nominations received by the Christian Chamber .  He received a custom necktie diamond pin created and presented by Jason Sherman from Southwest Florida ’s Diamond District, a weekend vacation from the Bayfront Inn, a six month subscription for Sky Angel’s Family Values Pak television service and more.

This year’s Golden Halo Award Banquet was held on Saturday, March 13 at Grace Community Center in N. Fort Myers .  Over 160 educators, business owners, ministries and guests came out to honor outstanding Christian teachers from a five-county area.

“The Golden Halo Award is our opportunity to say “thank you” to our Christian teachers in Southwest Florida . These teachers change the lives of our children by teaching them daily about faith that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. It is an honor and a privilege to host this event each year for these worthy men and women,” said Jeanne Sweeney, President/CEO of the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, Inc.

The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida began the first-in-the-nation recognition of outstanding teachers in Christian private schools in Lee, Collier, Charlotte , Glades, and Hendry Counties back in 2006.  Since then, over 200 teachers have been nominated.

Event Sponsors included WRXY Christian TV, Fox 4 (WFTX), J.L. Wallace, Southwest Florida’s Diamond District, Gravity Benefits, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., Evangelical Christian School, Lee Sar, Community Engineering Services, Coolair Conditioning, Inc., Lyke’s Insurance, Compass Construction, Elegant Affairs Event Planning, Ruth Messmer Florist, Kevin James Photography, RICE Contracting, Grace Community Center, Eventz, Inc. and Sky Angel Faith & Family Television.

For more info rmation contact the Christian Chamber office at 239-481-1411, visit their website at www.HisChamber.org or contact them via email at christianchamber@embarqmail.com.


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Sky Angel Adds Daystar to Channel Lineup

Written by Scoops Staff on March 17, 2010 – 8:39 pm -

(Naples, Fla. – March 17, 2010) –  Sky Angel, a national provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming (www.skyangel.com), announces the addition of Daystar Television Network to their Faith TV channel lineup.  The network can now be viewed on Channel 111.

Daystar Television Network is the fastest-growing and second largest Christian television network in the world. With a mission to reach souls with the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek out every available means of distribution to a world in need of hope, Daystar has an extensive blend of interdenominational and multi-cultural programming that is broadcasted into homes across the globe. Daystar’s co-founders, Marcus and Joni Lamb are committed to producing and providing quality television that will reach the viewers, refresh their lives and renew their hearts. Daystar reaches 81 million homes in the U.S. and globally broadcasts to over 200 countries and 671 million households worldwide.

“We are pleased to bring Daystar Television Network to Sky Angel’s platform, which now offers more than 80 channels, including 56 Christian television and radio channels.  Daystar is a channel that our subscribers regularly request and we are delighted they will join America ’s most complete faith and family television lineup,” said Rob Johnson, CEO.

“What a great opportunity to reach more people in the U.S. with this launch on Sky Angel,” said Steve Wilhite, Sr. V.P. of Affiliate Relations for the Daystar Television Network. “Daystar brings to Sky Angel viewers award winning original programs, exciting “live” events, music, and the most requested national and international ministry programs.  Experience Daystar on Sky Angel!”

Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming and is completely compatible with your current TV service.  Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all Faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections.  To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).


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NRB Network Now Available on Sky Angel’s Nationwide Platform

Written by Scoops Staff on March 3, 2010 – 9:49 am -

(Naples, Fla.) – Sky Angel, a national provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming, announces the addition of NRB Network to their Faith channel lineup. The network can now be viewed on Channel 126.

NRB Network provides “genre” blocks of television programming slotted in specific times of day to meet the needs of their viewing audience, with programming designed to inspire, inform and enlighten its viewers and bring a greater understanding of the historic Christian faith. NRB Network is operated by National Religious Broadcasters, an international association of Christian communicators.

“Sky Angel is pleased to add channels to our faith-based lineup that unite kingdom builders everywhere. NRB Network is a terrific complement to our Faith Package. Our subscribers will enjoy the variety of faith-building programs, movies, educational and news shows offered 24 hours a day on NRB Network as we seek to provide the most complete lineup of inspiring and faith-building programming available anywhere in the world,” says Tom Scott, Sky Angel’s President & COO.

“We are eager to be a part of Sky Angel’s platform. From day one, NRB Network has had an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. This cutting-edge technology is consistent with our values and is an excellent way for us to expand delivery of our unique programming to our target audience,” says Troy Miller, President & COO of NRB Network.

Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming compatible with your current TV service. Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all Faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections. To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).


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Sky Angel Adds Award-Winning Bible Study Curriculum from LifeTogether Publishing To VOD

Written by Scoops Staff on February 26, 2010 – 1:25 pm -

More than 65 video sessions with Bible studies available in March 2010

( Naples , FL) –Sky Angel announced today that it will soon launch a Small Group Bible Study category through Video On Demand.  The curriculum, by LifeTogether Publishing in association with GroupSpice.com, will offer a wide range of materials appropriate for small groups.

More than 65 video sessions will be available through Sky Angel VOD. Content includes best-selling author Randy Alcorn teaching on Heaven; the Deepening Life Together series taught by dynamic and inspirational teachers with commentary by scholars and special guests from leading Christian colleges and seminaries, Laugh Together, a comedy-based Bible study featuring some of the funniest Christian comedians; Faith in Film, a series of short films told as parables with exciting story lines, character development and surprise endings; and animated family programming.

The LifeTogether curriculum is built completely on the 5 Biblical purposes, as outlined in Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” book, and includes proven techniques to enhance fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism and worship. With over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide, LifeTogether is a leading producer of small group curricula. Their time-tested and proven techniques work exponentially in starting or sustaining small group ministries.

After watching the video segment with Sky Angel’s Video On Demand, the group will go through the curriculum. Bible studies and Discussion Guides are available for download from GroupSpice.com. Designed to encourage group participation, accountability and application of the material, Bible Study guides include Leader Notes, Spiritual Assessments and forms to chart and track individual spiritual growth.

“I’m very excited about bringing this great content to our On Demand platform,” said Darren Moorman, Vice President – On-Demand Programming.

“We are pleased to enter into this relationship with Sky Angel,” said John Nill, President of LifeTogether Publishing, “Their network of faith-based and family-friendly programming is the ideal platform to deliver video Bible studies into homes and churches.”

Sky Angel offers subscribers over 80 television and radio channels of faith-based and family-friendly channels, with entertainment, educational, sports and news programming compatible with your current TV service.  Sky Angel requires no dish or antenna, is easily installed, and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on all Faith-based television channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections.  To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).


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Bill Dykes Scheduled to Appear on “Seniors Today” January 7 on Atlanta ’s Channel 57 (WATC)

Written by Staff on January 5, 2010 – 3:53 am -

(Naples, Fla. – January 4, 2010) – Combining his love of gospel music with a mission to reach out to the community, Bill Dykes has accepted an invitation to appear on Atlanta Live’s telecast of Seniors Today on Thursday, January 7th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Throughout the two-hour program, Dykes will perform some of his favorite songs as well as share information about Sky Angel’s faith-based television service.  Seniors Today is presented once a month during Atlanta Live on Channel 57 (WATC) and is hosted by Betty Cornet and Pat Mathis.
 
Dykes is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Angel Faith & Family Television in Naples , Fla.   He’s the son of a Baptist preacher and became his father’s music director at age 12. Since then he has had the privilege of being mentored musically by several of the greatest musicians in gospel music, and has sung throughout all of North America and in other countries, in thousands of churches.  He also has 35+ years experience in ministry, business development, and corporate banking.
 
“I’m really looking forward to spending time with my friend, Pat Mathis, on the Seniors Today program.  It’s truly a blessing to have two hours to sing and share Christ.  I’m grateful for this opportunity not only to perform but to tell the Atlanta area about Sky Angel’s nationwide television platform,” says Bill Dykes .
 
“ Bill Dykes will be a welcomed guest to WATC’s viewing audience in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.  His dynamic musical voice, as well as sharing his work with Sky Angel and its impact on the Christian community, will be of great interest to all who watch,” said Pat Mathis, co-host of Seniors Today.
 
Sky Angel provides over 80 faith-based and family-friendly television and radio channels that offer entertainment, news, sports and educational programs. Sky Angel is compatible with subscribers’ current TV service, requires no outside equipment, is easily installed and includes value-added features like 48-hour playback on faith-based television channels plus access to an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library.  To learn more, or to subscribe, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).
 
About Sky Angel:
Sky Angel® U.S. , LLC is a Christian-owned multi-channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming.  Founded by Robert Johnson Sr. more than 28 years ago, Sky Angel was created to provide a Christ-centered and family-friendly alternative to the standard television fare. Since then, his vision has grown into a service providing quality television and radio programming to all corners of the United States . Sky Angel’s mission is to build and operate a global communications system to assure the Gospel will penetrate every nation, culture and people.


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