The first German Christian television program on the Internet

Evangeliums-Rundfunk has started IPTV

    

The first German Christian television channel on the Internet was kicked off on May 9, 2007. Evangeliums-Rundfunk (ERF) in Wetzlar offers “IPTV” around the clock at www.erf.de. Users can view programming on a four-hour rotation cycle, according to Wolf-Dieter Kretschmer, ERF’s TV Department Director. A portion of the program come from the series “UnsERFeierablend”, ERF's evening program track airing daily from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. via Bibel TV. The other two hours will be filled with a variety of other programs. Press spokesman Michael vom Ende stated that since these programs are already available it only takes a small technical step to also offer them on the Internet. The new Internet TV outlet is also a logical development in the merging of media. Internet TV is another way ERF is seeking to keep up with the evolving media habits of people, says vom Ende. Anyone who has a DSL connection is able to view the Internet TV channel. There are currently over 15 million DSL connections in Germany.

ERF uses the contemporary media of radio, television and Internet to actively share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The ministry, with an annual budget of some 13 million Euro, is supported solely through freewill offerings.


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