Russian Orthodox TV channel starts broadcasting in Europe, Middle East and America

October 20th, 2010

Orthodox Soyuz TV channel has started its broadcasting in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and North America. The Yekaterinburg Diocese information agency that owns the TV channel reported today that the broadcasting is launched on two new satellites HotBird 6 and Galaxy 19.

According to head of the diocesan information and publishing department Hegumen Dimitry (Baybakov) last year the TV channel received Patriarch Kirill’s blessing to work on launching full-fledged international broadcasting. Fr Dimitry further said that the project is unique over 500 open channels in more than 40 world languages broadcast in the HotBird 6 satellite. There are dozens of religious: Islamic, Protestant, Catholic and channels of other religions among them. However, there was no Orthodox channel.

“A great number of not only Russian-speaking, but Orthodox people came to live abroad in recent decades. And for many of them I hope we will bring some relief. To say nothing of presenting our country, our history, our faith to many millions of people.”

The TV channel plans to further develop satellite broadcasting in South America, Australia and Asia in coming years.

Technical data for 13E:

Hot Bird 6 (13E)
tp. 115 (10.815 GHz, pol. H, SR 27500, FEC: 5 / 6; DVB-S/QPSK)

ID: Souyz TV
V PID: 2013
PID: 3013
PCR PID: 2013
SID: 17313
PMT PID: 1013

Encoding: none