Evangeliums-Rundfunk (ERF) in Wetzlar, began broadcasting its half-hour program series “Hof mit Himmel” (“Courtyard to Heaven”) over the prominent movie channel “DAS VIERTE”. This channel, which is operated by Universal Studios International (Munich), broadcasts the Christian talk show every Saturday at 9:30 AM.
“DAS VIERTE” can be received via satellite (analog and digital) as well as via cable (analog and digital). The “Hof mit Himmel” programs are therefore no longer broadcast via CNBC Europe. The last program of this series will be aired there on April 16, Easter Sunday. Several local channels in the Erzgebirge region will also terminate the show because of the cost factor. The viewers in this region are also able to receive “DAS VIERTE”. This program series will still be able to be seen on about 35 local TV channels. This allows every household in Germany to view these programs either via cable or satellite.
The program series “Hof mit Himmel” began in 2000 with the motto: “We make faith visible.” The life stories of the studio guests who share about their faith in good and bad times, call the viewers to action. The editorial staff in Wetzlar receives an average of 500 calls and e-mails each time that a program is broadcast.