Jewish Broadcasting Service

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Jewish Broadcasting Service
JBS Shalom TV Logo.jpg
LaunchedAugust 31, 2006
SloganExpanding Jewish Understanding
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish language
Broadcast areaNorth America
Formerly calledShalom TV
Websitewww.jbstv.org

Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS), known as Shalom TV until September 24, 2014,[1] is a non-profit English-language Jewish-oriented television network. JBS programming includes daily news reports from Israel, live event coverage and analysis, and cultural programming of interest to the North American Jewish community. The network is a full-time HD and SD channel produced by Jewish Education in Media (JEM) (not to be confused with Jewish Educational Media, distributors of material of the Lubavitch movement.)

History[edit]

Shalom TV was developed by Rabbi Mark S. Golub in 2003 and began telecasting on August 31, 2006.[2] In 2008, Comcast launched Shalom TV On Demand nationally. The On Demand version of Shalom TV expanded to more than 20 video distributors available to more than 40 million homes throughout North America.

In May 2012, Shalom TV became available as a Roku channel.[3]

On December 7, 2012, Optimum Cable (Cablevision) launched the Shalom TV Channel.[4]

Shalom TV was renamed JBS on September 24, 2014.[1]

In September 2016, JBS became available nationally as a channel on DIRECTV channel 388.[5]

JBS launched in August 2017 on Verizon Fios in HD on channel 798.

JBS HD launched on August 7, 2018 on Charter Spectrum in NY, CA, CT, FL,TX, IL, MO and OH.

Programming[edit]

Programs on JBS are intended to reflect the diversity and pluralism of the worldwide Jewish population. Programs includes:

  • Daily news broadcast from Israel in English ILTV.TV[6]
  • Live late breaking stories and programs with viewer call-ins
  • Live Friday evening services
  • Public affairs events
  • American, Israeli and Yiddish films[2]
  • Roundtable discussions of issues in the world Jewish community
  • Jewish Studies programs including the teaching of Hebrew and commentary on basic tenets of Judaism[2]
  • Children's programs[2]
  • 92nd Street Y presentations[7]
  • Israeli and American Jewish cultural shows[2]
  • Interviews with important Jews
  • Israel travel documentaries
  • High Holiday services and original series[2]
  • From Date to Mate, an original mockumentary series about the urban dating scene[8]
  • The Wisdom of Ruth Westheimer, an original television series featuring Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist, media personality, and author[9]

Availability[edit]

Television Provider Channel Locations[10]
AT&T Uverse
N.A.
Atlantic Broadband
168
Miami Beach, FL
Blue Ridge Communications
215
All service areas
Buckeye CableSystem
164
All service areas
CenturyLink Prism
590 in SD and 1590 in HD
All Prism service areas
Charter Spectrum
Various in HD
NY, CT, CA, MO, OH, FL, IL, TX
Click! Network
N.A.
Comcast
N.A.
Cox Communications
N.A.
DIRECTV
388
All 50 states and Puerto Rico
DISH Network
N.A.
Fios TV (Verizon)
798 HD
All Service Areas
Frontier Communications
N.A.
GCI
N.A.
Google Fiber TV
459
All service areas
Hotwire Communications
269
South Florida
MetroCast
246
Maine and New Hampshire
MetroCast (Maryland)
N.A.
Optimum TV
138
All service areas
RCN
269
All service areas channel 334 in Lehigh Valley, PA
Roku
JBS
North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Mexico
Service Electric Cable TV
127
Eastern PA and Western NJ service areas
Service Electric Cablevision
N.A.
TuneIn Radio
JBS
North America
WOW! (Wide Open West)
N.A.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shalom TV to Ring in JBS Name Change
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kristin E. Holmes, "New cable channel says 'Shalom': Shalom TV hopes a focus on Jewish culture as well as religion will draw a wide audience.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 23, 2006.
  3. ^ "First "PBS style" Jewish Television Channel Now Available Throughout America" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-29.
  4. ^ "Stamford rabbi launches Jewish-American TV network", The Hour, January 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Nora Naughton, "Stamford rabbi’s TV network goes national", Stamford Advocate, September 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Shalom TV Channel
  7. ^ View memorable moments from 92nd Street Y's Jewish programs on Shalom TV, the first Jewish TV cable channel in America.
  8. ^ JMatch Dating Drama Comes To Life on Tube
  9. ^ Dr. Ruth is terug
  10. ^ JBS: Find Us

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