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Gospel Music Channel
Gospel Music Channel.svg
Launched October 2004
Owned by Charles Humbard
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan It's all Gospel
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States
Website Gospel Music Channel
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 338
Cable
Available on most U.S. cable systems Check local listings
Verizon FiOS 224

Gospel Music Channel is a satellite television channel that features many styles of Christian music. It follows the general style of previous Christian music video channels such as the Gospel Music Network (late 1980s) and Z Music Television (1990s).

Types of music heard on the channel include soul, Praise and Worship, country music, Southern Gospel, Christian rock and hip hop.

GMC was founded in 2004 by Brad Siegel, formerly of Turner Broadcasting System, and Charles Humbard, son of televangelist Rex Humbard. The younger Humbard said in 2006 that GMC could be seen in between 5 and 10 million homes, and that the channel would need 20 to 25 million homes make a profit. Based in Atlanta, GMC could be seen there and in Detroit, in New England, and in the area of the United States known as the Bible Belt.[1]

Since March 19, 2008, it has been seen on DirecTV, channel 338. [2]

Contents

Featured Music

  • Monday nights- Country and Southern
  • Tuesday nights- Rock
  • Wednesday nights- Soul
  • Thursday nights- Hits
  • Friday nights- Represent (teen music)

Shows and Movies

Various shows and movies air on GMC, including:

  • Faith and Fame- artists are interviewed about their lives
  • Hot List- music video countdown (with a different theme every episode)
  • Front Row Live- concerts
  • Metal Head- metal
  • Rock Block- rock music
  • Hype & Glory- rap music
  • Revealed- starring Third Day, Jars of Clay, and Israel Houghton
  • Southern Lunch- southern and country music
  • Represent- all styles of teen music
  • Soulful Voices- soul music
  • Superfest- live soul music
  • Espirito Latino- Spanish-language music
  • It's All Gospel- all styles of music
  • Wake Up Call- upbeat music from 6 AM to 10 AM
  • Best of the Dove Awards- the performances and awards of the Doves, hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • The Kitchen Sink- artist interviews, a top 5 video countdown, a live studio performance, and more. Hence, a commercial for it claims that is has "everything but the kitchen sink".
  • Hometown Gospel- specials on the music in a certain city, such as New York City or Atlanta
  • GMA Dove Awards- award show
  • Celebrate Freedom 2007 - provided coverage to the concerts in Dallas, Texas and Conyers, Georgia (east of Atlanta)
  • Gospel Dream -talent contest in which winner gets a recording contract
  • Bobby Jones Next Generation- Up and coming soul music artists are presented
  • Shiloh trilogy
  • VeggieTales
  • The Little Rascals
  • Doug's 1st Movie
  • Promised Land
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

Gospel Music Channel HD

Gospel Music Channel HD, is a high definition simulcast of Gospel Music Channel that launched on November 27, 2009. Charles Humbard said of the HD launch "Like sports, no other genre of programming benefits as much from the high definition experience as music." He added, "We have been aggressively producing original content and acquiring programming in high-def for quite some time in preparation for GMC HD. Affiliates and viewers have been asking for GMC in high-definition and the right time has come to provide it. We expect to announce affiliation agreements in time for the launch."[3]

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