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Australian Christian Channel
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Australian Christian Channel
Launched Easter 1999
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Country Australia Australia
Broadcast area Australia Australia
Website acctv.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Forty Four Digital Channel 46 (Sydney)
Satellite
Foxtel Digital Channel 182
Austar Digital Channel 182
Cable
Foxtel Digital Channel 182
Optus Digital Channel 182
Austar Digital Channel 182
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 57
TransACT Channel 42
Internet television
ACC Live acctv.com.au

Australian Christian Channel (ACC) is a Christian channel featured on subscription-based television in Australia. The Australian Christian Channel is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week[1] on Foxtel,[2] Austar,[3] Optus and TransACT.[4] The Australian Christian Channel is also available on digital television in Sydney on the Digital Forty Four service. It can also be viewed for free online at their website.[5]

The Australian Christian Channel has a strategic partnership with Shine TV in New Zealand, The U- Channel in Indonesia and UCB in the UK by working together to establish a broadcast service center in Australia that provides programming for those channels.

The Australian Christian Channel is a non-profit organization.[6] Any proceeds in addition to expenses go to fostering new programs, conducting support services or community welfare programs.[7]

The Australian Christian Channel does not sell air time - programs are broadcast at no cost. The provision of finance is not a consideration in determining which programs will go to air on the channel. Programs are selected on merit and their potential placement within the schedule.

The Australian Christian Channel sources programming from all over the world and Australia, with a goal to continue to increase the amount of great quality local Aussie content on air. They are currently looking for programs that are relevant to their Australian audience.

It was announced on the 29th of January, 2010 that the free-to-air digital television service Digital Forty Four will end it's transmission on 30th April, 2010[8] including the channels & services Australian Christian Channel, National Indigenous Television, Expo, Teachers TV, text news from the ABC, live audio feeds from State and Federal Parliaments and a TV guide as datacasted in the Sydney Area due to an Australian Government Agency, The Australian Communications and Media Authority decision to not renew the license to broadcast beyond the end of April. However, the only place to view The Australian Christian Channel from 1st of June, 2010 will be on the pay tv channels as mentioned above.

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