# India Orthodox Church’s only TV channel steps into second year of operations
# Fr Punchakonam says the visual media was launched with a prayer and we felt the unseen
power leading us more than our expectations
# Programs will be available through Android and Roku boxes on regular TV channels
# Function to be graced by HGs Mar Eusebios, Dr Mar Nicholovos and Dr Mar Yulios
# Ample opportunities for Orthodox members to showcase their talents
HOUSTON, Texas : As Orthodox TV (http://orthodoxtv.in) leaps into its second year of operations, it is stepping into a major change. It will be the transition of the TV to the regular TV on July 2, when it will be officially launched at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston.
Orthodox TV was inaugurated on July 3, 2011 at Chicago by its Chairman Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese.
The authorities are happy to see the slow and steady growth as the only TV for the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox TV celebrates its successful first year of operations with a most modern studio.
Another major step from July 2 is that the Orthodox TV will be made available on regular TV through Android and Roku boxes, the package which is being included on Asianet (5 channels), Kairali, India Vision, Reporter, Jai Hind, Shalom, Power Vision, Raj TV, Jeevan, People Channel and up to 24 channels.
The shifting of the Orthodox TV programme to the Regular TV will be inaugurated by Zacharias Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of the Diocese of the North-East America and the distribution of Android Box will be inaugurated by Alexios Mar Eusebius, Metropolitan of Diocese of South-West America.
The meeting will be presided over by HG Dr Pulikottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Chairman of the Indian Orthodox TV.
Dr Alexander Karackal, Fokana President, G K Pillai, Fokana Trustee, Board Chairman Paul Karukapalli will deliver felicitation speeches at the function.
Charly Varughese Padanilam, Director Board Secretary and PRO, Indian Orthodox TV Inc, says, “By the grace of God we will continue the webcast along with the telecast on regular TV. We are thankful for God’s abundant mercies on this project and also thankful for the kind co-operation. We expect the same throughout. We are planning to give opportunities to talented Orthodox members. Those interested to show case their talents on Orthodox TV, please do contact us.”
India Orthodox TV Inc Board of Directors include Rev Fr Johnson Punchakonam (CEO), Charly V Padanilam (Secretary and PRO), Pulikottil I Joy (CFO), Dn George Poovathur (Director USA, Europe and Far East), Mathews John (Director Middle East & India), Mathew Ninan (Director, Programmes), Thomas George Poovathur (Director), Dr Kadavil C Chacko (Director), Abraham Eapen (Director), and Mathew George Poovathur (Director) under the Chairmanship of HG Dr Pulikkottil Geevarghese Mar Yulios.
Orthodox TV, CEO, Fr Johnson Punchakonam, notes that it was the dream of many Malankara Orthodox faithful to have a visual media of their own in order to spread the teachings on faith, worship and traditions of Orthodoxy. “We took this seriously and tried to establish it with prayer and that gave us strength to work to establish an Orthodox visual media. We started as a web TV and it has now reached the level of a regular TV status. ”
During every moment of our work, we felt the unseen power leading us, more than our expectations. Even though we were not financially sound to run such a project, the unseen power made everything possible at every moment and we firmly believe that is the power of God. Seven more faithful believers of the Orthodox Church joined with us and strengthened our team.”
The package is reasonably priced and available at $150 for 6 months and there are no other initial charges, which are renewable every 6 months and should be be subscribed directly from Indian Orthodox TV only.