The Inspiration Networks have recorded solid subscriber growth in recent
Flagship INSP: The Inspiration Network added 2 million analog subscribers
during the first half of 2002, pushing its count to 18 million overall.
Launches during the past two months included systems in Riverside, Calif.;
Colorado Springs, Colo.; Newtown, Conn.; Springfield Mich.; and the Washington,
Sister network Inspirational Life Television also added 2 million digital
subscribers, raising its roster to some 4.5 million households. The largest gain
came from AT&T Broadband, which added 1.1 million new subscribers via its
'Variety Pack' offering July 1.
Operators have also launched i-Lifetv within the past two months in systems
serving viewers in Jacksonville, Fla.; Palm Desert, Calif.; Lubbock, Texas; and
Meanwhile, Inspiration Networks notched its first system launch for its
Hispanic service, La Familia Network, when Adelphia Communications Corp. rolled
out the channel to 43,000 subscribers in Colorado Springs.
'We have had tremendous response to La Familia all across the country,'
Inspiration Networks vice president of affiliate relations Tom Hohman said in a
prepared statement. 'We are rushing to get corporate agreements completed
because of the huge demand at the cable-system level, and we will be announcing
launches for La Familia in other markets soon,' he added.