Shalom TV, a new digital cable television network celebrating Jewish culture, has signed a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) carriage agreement with Comcast, the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment, and communications products and services. Comcast will make Shalom TV available on its southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware cable systems on August 30.
"We are thrilled to have reached an agreement with Comcast that successfully addresses the stunning void in Jewish programming on American television," said Shalom TV President and CEO Rabbi Mark S. Golub. "Comcast is the signature cable company in nine of the top eleven Jewish markets in America, and the upcoming launch in Philadelphia and Northern Delaware has helped establish the nation's first Jewish television network."
Shalom TV is a mainstream Jewish cultural channel featuring relevant and entertaining programming for every Jewish home. Programs include English-language news from Israel; Jewish movies and Israeli films; roundtable discussions and lectures featuring brilliant Jewish minds on critical and contemporary issues; coverage of major Jewish events, presentations, and performances; original and animated children's shows introducing young people to Jewish culture and traditions; Jewish learning (from "Judaism 101" to a Daf Yomi study of Talmud); Jewish cooking, travel programs, and celebrity interviews; historical documentaries and features honoring the Six Million; Hebrew lessons; and other productions highlighting wonderful, vibrant, and exciting facets of Jewish life.
Shalom TV is the work of a veteran team of Jewish and television professionals committed to Jewish life, the Jewish tradition, and the State of Israel. Network CEO Rabbi Mark S. Golub has been involved in Jewish media for nearly forty years and was responsible for creating the first Russian-language channel for Jews immigrating to America from the former Soviet Union.
"Shalom TV is meant for anyone interested in keeping abreast of Jewish issues, understanding more about Israel, and exploring the richness of Jewish tradition," added Rabbi Golub. "We like to say that the world has been waiting some 5,700 years for Jewish television, and we now look forward to celebrating the beauty of Jewish culture with the entire Jewish community and members of other faiths who share in the search for knowledge and understanding."