Sky Angel Hopes to Spread Comfort


Direct-to-home satellite television service Sky Angel will deliver free faith and family programming to a hurricane-relief shelter in Fort Worth, Texas, the company said Thursday.

Sky Angel will also extend free service to churches connected with PRC Compassion that are serving as official shelters for citizens displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

In addition, the company produced a 30-second television spot encouraging donations to The Salvation Army for hurricane relief, and it donated $250,000 of airtime on its corporate owned-and-operated Angel One channel for the spot.

The satellite service offers 36 TV and radio channels of Christian-inspirational programming, family entertainment and 24-hour news.

“It is our hope that the wide variety of faith-based programming on Sky Angel would be a comfort to the residents of these shelters who are looking for spiritual encouragement during this very difficult time in their lives,” Sky Angel CEO Rob Johnson said in a prepared statement.