Jewish Broadcasting Service

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Jewish Broadcasting Service
JBS Shalom TV Logo.jpg
Launched August 31, 2006
Slogan

Celebrating Jewish Culture

Television Worth Watching
Country United States
Language English language
Broadcast area North America
Headquarters Fort Lee, NJ
Formerly called Shalom TV
Website www.jbstv.org

Jewish Broadcasting Service, formerly known as Shalom TV until September 24, 2014,[1] is a non-profit national Jewish 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. It is an English-language PBS style Jewish-oriented network and is a non-profit organization produced by Jewish Education in Media (JEM) (not to be confused with Jewish Educational Media, an archive responsible for distributing video and audio material of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Lubavitch movement.)

History[edit]

Shalom TV was founded 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 announced the launch of its own 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.[5]

Programming[edit]

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

  • Daily newscasts from the Israel Broadcasting Authority.[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 Jewish persons.
  • Israel travel documentaries.
  • High Holiday services and original series.[2]
  • From Date to Mate, an original series for Jewish singles, a mockumentary 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]
Antietam Cable TV
N.A.
Armstrong Cable
N.A.
AT&T Uverse
N.A.
Atlantic Broadband
CH 168
Miami Beach, FL
Blue Ridge Communications
CH 215
All service areas
Bright House Networks
N.A.
Buckeye CableSystem
CH 164
All service areas
CenturyLink Prism
CH 590 in SD and 1590 in HD
All Prism service areas
Click! Network
N.A.
Charter
N.A.
Comcast
N.A.
Cox Communications
N.A.
DIRECTV
CH 388
All 50 states and Puerto Rico
DISH Network
N.A.
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
RCN
334
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.
Time Warner Cable
N.A.
TuneIn Radio
JBS
North America
Verizon FiOS TV
N.A.
WOW! (Wide Open West)
N.A.

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