The Impact Network, which is an independent African American, operated and owned Christian television network in America, will be available to more homes due to the expanded distribution agreement with the Xfinity TV platform of Comcast Corporation. The programs broadcasted on the Impact Network are on entertainment, lifestyle, gospel music, and urban ministries.
The CEO and Co-Founder of the Impact Network, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson said, “We’re excited about the commitment Comcast has made to continue to increase diversity in all communities and to the African American community by expanding distribution of The Impact Network.” The mission of Impact Network is to offer educational and Christian programming to their viewers, which are designed to “empower the spiritual, physical, financial and emotional needs of the community and viewers.”
The network line-up of the Impact Network includes television ministries by Pastor Joel Olsteen, Bishop Henry Fernandez, Bishop Paul Morton, Bishop Stanly Williams, Pastor Rod Parsley, Bishop I.V. Hilliard, Pastor Paula White, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Charles Blake, Dr. Creflo Dollar, and Bishop Jackson. Furthermore, the network also airs original programs like Dr. Beverly Jackson’s “The Jewel Tankard Show,” “Living Free,” and Dr. Robert Ferguson’s “Impact Better Health/Diet Free Life.”
The expansion distribution with the Xfinity TV platform of Comcast will allow the network to reach more than 75 million homes in the United States, The Bahamas, Virgin Islands and Africa. Bishop Jackson said, “Anytime we wanted to [air] broadcasts, we always had to go to other people to get our ministries shown to television audiences.”
“In 2011, we were able to partner with Dish Network, which gave us a much broader national audience covering the continental United States. Then we got with Comcast which gave us Michigan, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana,” he added.
The president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. said, “We congratulate both Comcast and The Impact Network for working together to significantly enhance television broadcast opportunities for Black America. The NNPA and Comcast are also business partners in the marketplace across the nation and we support Black-owned businesses like The Impact Network.”
The Impact Network is now available to the customers on DirecTV channel number 268 and 380, Dish Network’s channel number 268, and on Comcast’s Xfinity TV channel number 400.