Now you can watch God's Learning Channel in the comfort of your own home without the restrictions of cable systems and internet bandwidth for one low cost of $199.00! This is made possible by Direct to Home Broadcasting, similar to other satellite broadcasters such as Direct TV or Dish Network. The only difference is, there is no subscription fees, EVER! All you do is pay a one-time cost of $199.00 for the dish and receiver and you can start enjoying GLC along with many other quality Christian Broadcasters. Read on to see why many of our viewers have already to switched to their own dish and receiver:
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How to watch GLC
There are several methods to watch God’s Learning Channel.
Each solution depends upon your location.
The first is ‘traditional’ broadcast and/or cable (subscriber) TV.
If a viewer resides in any of the "Market Areas" (DMA) below, they can watch via direct, over the air (note GLC broadcasts in the new Federal Communications Commission mandated ‘digital’ format).1
Viewers in these market areas that subscribe to "cable TV" service providers may also watch GLC on the "local channels" space that their cable operator provides to replicate the "over the air" broadcast stations. This service is commonly termed "Must Carry" provisions by the FCC.2
Note that not all cable operators are required to follow FCC rules. There are exceptions, notably Comcast Cable in the Albuquerque area. Comcast refuses to carry GLC for their ABQ Subscribers.
The Market Areas that GLC enjoys Must Carry rights are:
Abilene, TX KPCB-DT - Snyder Ch. 17
Midland and Odessa, TX KMLM-DT Ch 42
Lubbock, TX KPTB-DT Ch 16
Amarillo, TX KPTF-DT - Farwell Ch 18
Albuquerque, NM KRPV-DT - Roswell Ch 27
Note also that subscribers to Dish Network (EchoStar) in these areas may also receive GLC, provided they have the "local channel" option. In addition, Dish Network subscribers anywhere in NM with the "local option" will receive GLC (except Dona Ana County).3
A subset of the first option is "over the air" reception from one of GLC’s Low Power TV transmitters. Due to govt regulations, GLC’s network of Low Powers is subject to change. As of July 2009 they include:
KAPT-LP Alamogordo, NM Ch 29
KGDR-LP Ruidoso, NM Ch 47
KLCP-LP Las Cruces, NM Ch 30
KPKS-LP San Angelo, TX Ch 51
The second option group for receiving GLC is via satellite. (Dish Network and DirecTV are not included here, as they are subscriber based, and operate more like a cable TV company.)
GLC broadcasts over a series of both C band and Ku band satellites. These are both Free To Air (no subscription fees).
Over North America, that is SES1 (101.0deg W, tp 1) on C band (approx. 6' dish).
On the Ku band, Galaxy 19 (97.0deg W, tp 27) using a 30" or 36" dish.
GLC has available the Ku dish, complete package without installation, for $179 (includes shipping within lower 48 states).
For overseas viewers, GLC also transmits on ABS-1 Ku band (75.0 deg. E, tp 11S).
The third option is GLC’s streaming video of our broadcast (www.glc.us.com).
There are some other options, depending on a person’s locale, but these are often unknown to GLC. For example, we have been told we are on certain cable systems in southern CA, but we have no authentic verification. And we are on some cable systems in western OK, and north central Texas that are not part of any Must Carry agreement. Essentially, if an operator would like permission to carry GLC, we will grant it, and work with them to make it happen.
So if it’s not available in your area, ask for it!
1- Reception of programming broadcast in the digital format requires either a "digital ready" receiver (TV), or a converter box.
2- Viewers of cable, satellite, or "Telco" (eg. AT&T) subscription services do not have to worry about digital versus analog signal formats or conversion.
3- DirecTV subscribers with "local option" do not enjoy the same coverage as Dish Network subscribers. This is a "corporate decision" of DirecTV. Thus a DirecTV subscriber in the five DMA’s may or may not receive GLC.
4- KCLP, Las Cruces is subject to interference from stations in El Paso, TX and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.