Television Networks - A&E is an award-winning media company
offering a variety of television programming, Web sites, home videos and
magazine publishing, among other things. Programming includes the
Biography series, history and other documentaries, through the A&E
Network, the Biography Channel, the History Channel, and the History Channel
International. A&E is a joint venture of the Hearst Corporation, ABC
Planet - A popular cable and satellite channel with a variety
of programming on, you guessed it, animals! Animal Planet is produced
Channel - Derived from A&E's successful Biography series,
the Biography Channel offers thematic prime-time programming, including
Leaders & Legends, Great Women, Action Heroes, and Lifespan -- a four-hour
Sunday evening special on one of civilization's greatest figures. It "offers
viewers a unique perspective and uncommon understanding of famous people
and the times in which they flourished." Its Web site offers links
to more information about each person profiled on the channel via a 25,000-name
& Soul - Each week, the PBS-sponsored program "Body &
Soul" looks at the latest ideas on how the mind and body can work
together for our optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Its
Web site provides a list of Body & Soul programs with detailed descriptions,
a list of show dates and local stations on which its airs, and information
on purchasing tapes. The site also includes opinions from leading experts
on alternative therapies, as well as people whose lives have been changed
through such therapies.
- Bravo is dedicated to film and the performing arts. Its critically-acclaimed
programming features American and international film, theater, dance,
music, documentaries and original shows that profile the creative process
and creative culture. Programming includes Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo
Profiles series, Broadway on Bravo, Arena, The Awful Truth and Louis Theroux's
Weird Weekends. Bravo Networks is developing across new technology platforms,
including broadband content and video-on-demand. A Rainbow Media company,
Bravo reaches 50 million U.S. homes and has received a host of awards.
Broadcasting Corporation - Since it was first formed as a company
in 1922, the BBC has been a world leader and has pioneered communications
in radio, television and online technologies. Its programs, including
world and regional news, the arts, education, health, history, nature,
religion and science, are accessible around the globe via the airwaves,
satellite, cable, short wave radio and the Internet.
BBC World - BBC World is the BBC's
international news and information channel
broadcasting 24 hours a day around the world from its
base at BBC Television Centre in London. It is an
integral part of the BBC's commitment to global
broadcasting and, along with BBC World Service Radio,
provides a focal point for viewers and listeners
around the world.
Broadcasting Corporation - As Canada's public broadcaster, CBC
provides services in English and in French; tells Canadians' stories,
reflecting the reality and diversity of Canada; informs Canadians about
news and issues of relevance and interest; supports Canadian arts and
culture; and builds bridges among Canadians, between its regions and two
linguistic communities. CBC's Web site provides an extensive list of local
programs and stations, and a large number of live and archived streaming
- CTT is a cross-media genre presenting to broad public audiences "Knowledge
Affairs" in which the fundamental questions of our times are explored
by creative and thoughtful scientists, scholars and artists. CTT, as it
is disseminated nationally on public television, in a companion book,
on video and audio tapes, and through its Web site, affords the global
community the opportunity to explore and contribute to the marketplace
of fundamental ideas about the human condition.
Communications - Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) is a private
company responsible for the Discovery Channel. With primarily science-
and nature-oriented television programs, the Discovery Channel is one
of the top-rated cable networks in the U.S. DCI also owns The Learning
Channel (TLC), Animal Planet and the Travel Channel, and provides the
Discovery Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Civilization, Discovery
Home & Leisure, Discovery Wings, Discovery School and Discovery Kids
channels. Its programs reach more than 175 million subscribers in about
- "GodTalk" is a series of television programs drawing people
of many different faiths together to discuss pressing social, moral and
spiritual issues and to discern common ground. An alternative to traditional
religious programs, GodTalk aims to "awaken the spirit, nourish the
soul, heal the heart, expand consciousness, transform lives, and inspire
believers of all faiths." Available on over a dozen television stations
in Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Offers related video clips free and video tapes for sale at its Web site.
Hartley Film Foundation - The Hartley
Film Foundation is a small non-profit organization, begun in 1965. HFF
has produced films on all the world's great spiritual traditions and now
produces films on personal growth, psychic research, holistic health,
meditation, death and dying, and steps toward peace. Its primary goal
has been to promote an understanding of our selves and our interconnected-ness
that transcends race, religion and national boundaries.
Channel - Provides documentaries on a variety of historical topics,
along with its sister channel, the
Channel International, and is part of the A&E Television Networks.
Film Channel, The - A network for films made outside the Hollywood
studio system, IFC presents a blend of feature-length television premieres,
documentaries, shorts and animation -- "all unedited and commercially-uninterrupted;
all with an attitude that is as real, irreverent and 'indie' as the films
and filmmakers themselves." IFC includes titles from leading independent
film studios and features exclusive live coverage of notable international
film events like the Cannes Film Festival. It provides additional, real-time
information on the Web and enhanced broadband. A Rainbow Media channel, IFC reaches more than 48 million homes around the country.
Media - While not providing broadcasted media directly to the
public, this unique company does offer video programs for purchase and
is worth noting. Janson Media is a producer and supplier of film and television
programming "that is entertaining, informative, thought-provoking,
and enlightening." Janson features entertainment and information
of high quality covering a wide range of genres, both documentary and
drama, with an abiding interest in values and inspirational programming,
and in family and children's films.
- Lifetime is dedicated to providing contemporary, innovative entertainment
and information on-air and online that is of particular interest to women.
Its television programming and Web site are designed for women and the
people in their lives, offering the latest information on health and fitness,
home and hobbies, and family and friends. The network has been recognized
by leading women's groups and nonprofit organizations and is found on
a variety of cable and satellite networks.
American Public Telecommunications - The NAPT Public Television
Program Fund supports program ideas that bring new perspectives on Native
American cultures and diversity to public television audiences through
PBS. The NAPT Web site includes video clips for viewing and information
on Vision Maker Video, the nation's largest collection of authentic Native
American video programs. VMV offers educational and institutional distribution
of Native productions to schools, libraries, museums, and other groups
through Lucerne Media.
- OasisTV.com is an integrated media content provider of holistic, natural
lifestyle programming, alternative news, information and editorials. Its
mission is to help create a more healthful, loving and peaceful world
by providing global markets with media-based resources for personal and
planetary transformation. OasisTV.com was founded by its chairman Robert
Schnitzer in 1997 with modest funding from start-up investors who shared
Network - A 24-hour programming service available to more than
29 million homes through 1,500 cable systems, DirecTV, the Primestar satellite
service (Channel 84) and C-Band dish owners across the country. The network
is committed to family-oriented, meaningful and spiritually significant
entertainment, including the series Landmarks of Faith. Odyssey
is owned and operated by wholly- owned subsidiaries of Hallmark Entertainment,
The Jim Henson Company, Liberty Media Corp. and the National Interfaith
Cable Coalition (NICC).
- Oprah obviously needs no introduction. This woman and her media conglomerate,
with a strong feminine perspective, have firmly imprinted themselves on
American culture the last several years. The themes on her television
show, magazine and Web site include mind, body, spiritual, and lifestyle
matters. Her Web site includes a wealth of information about these issues,
as well as times and places her show can be seen on network television,
and video clip previews.
Life Network - For those with a passion for experiencing nature.
Highlights include award-winning series and events like Adventure Quest
and the Raid Gauloises. Outdoor Adventure also features shows like
Wild Survival with Corbin Bersen and Danger Zone with Picabo
Street. The Cousteau Chronicles, Earth Rescue and The
Thin Green Line headline its environmental block, while the Best
of Bill Dance and In-Fisherman are two signature series in
the Field and Stream block of programming. Available by cable and
satellite, it also includes action sports.
- PBS is a non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's
348 public television stations. PBS uses noncommercial television, the
Internet and other media to provide Americans a broad spectrum of "quality
programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight."
Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing
number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 100 million
people each week. To find the public television station(s) in your local
area by zip code, state or territory visit
Station Finder page.
YOU - PBS YOU (PBSYou.org) is a 24/7 program service offering
viewers formal and informal education programming on television -- including
adult learning, foreign language instruction, How-To, and educational
documentaries. Viewers can simply watch the programs for entertainment
and self enrichment; self-teach without formal interface; or, for many
of the series, enroll and obtain college credit through the Internet.
Such enrollment can lead to college degrees from the more than 1,000 colleges
that offer PBS telecourses.
Research Channel - The ResearchChannel (formerly
ResearchTV) was founded by a group of university and corporate researchers
in 1997 to communicate, through a video programming service, the contributions
research makes to our educational, cultural, and economic prosperity;
and the trends and developments that have influenced or will impact our
world. It features new ideas, techniques, discoveries, current theories
and researcher profiles. It is located on Channel 9400 on Echostar's DISH
500 Network, with webcasts and video archives also available at its Web
- Tappedinto.com provides a network of unique Internet "video channels"
for a variety of interests, including travel, health, the environment,
medicine, finance and investing, and womens and children programming,
among others. Tappedinto.com is also building such video channels to showcase
the causes of charitable and non-profit organizations, and currently includes
Trust for the Environment - A U.K.-based non-profit organization,
TVE produces and distributes films on environment, development, health
and human rights issues. TVE's goal is to use broadcast television and
other audio-visual resources to raise environmental awareness worldwide.
Since TVE's launch in 1984, billions of people around the world have watched
its programs. Its flagship "Earth Report" is broadcast weekly
on BBC World, with schedules, transcripts, video clips, and programs for
sale at its Web site on its various programs.
Learning Channel (TLC) - A popular cable and satellite channel
with a variety of programming on science news, people, history, and paranormal
topics, among other things. TLC is produced by
Thinking Allowed - Thinking Allowed is an independent public television series and an extensive video library. Thinking Allowed aims to provide an open, non-adversarial forum for the exchange of intelligent, alternative ideas. Now uplinked via the National Educational Telecommunications Association, in its 12-year history Thinking Allowed has aired on more than 100 PBS stations in most major markets. It also now airs weekly on Wisdom Media's Wisdom Television.
Channel - A popular cable and satellite channel with a variety
of programming on, you guessed it, travel! Travel Channel is produced
- UCTV (UCTVOnline.org) delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge
research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten U.C.
campuses, including U.C. Berkeley and U.C.L.A. UCTV programs are broadcast
live and on-demand 24/7 at its Web site using the latest in Web-delivery
technology. UCTV is also available to more than 3 million television viewers
throughout North America on Echostar Satellite's DISH Network, channel
Media - WISDOMŪ Media provides 24/7 programming and was created
to respond to the increasing interest in information about personal growth,
alternative medicine, social consciousness, spirituality, relationships
and global issues. WISDOMŪ Television and Radio are free on Wisdom's web
site and to C-band dish owners (TV on GE1 Satellite, channel 12, radio
on subcarrier 7.1). WISDOM Television is also available on DISH Networks
"America's Top 150" Programming Package.
- The nonprofit WITNESS program develops video footage of human rights
abuses around the world by providing video equipment and field training
to local activists. WITNESS partner groups combat injustice across the
globe on a wide range of issues -- from the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia
and Rwanda, to sweatshops in the USA, and women's and children's rights
across Asia. WITNESS partner groups reveal the truth -- to their governments
and people, to international tribunals and UN committees, and to TV viewers
worldwide via outlets like the BBC, CNN, and ABC, and through video clips
on its Web site. WITNESS is a project of the Lawyers Committee for Human
WorldLink TV - WorldLink TV (WorldLinkTV.com) is dedicated
to providing Americans with global perspectives on news, events and culture.
It focuses on critical global issues from human rights, justice and conflict
prevention to environmental protection, sustainable development and preserving
cultural integrity in the face of globalization and presents music
and culture from around the world. The channel was launched in December
1999 and is available as basic service from DIRECTV (Channel 375) and
EchoStar's DISH Network (Channel 9410). Its Web site will increasingly
offer more information, interactive chat and opportunities to contribute
to featured causes. WorldLink is operated by Link Media, Inc. a non-profit
Broadcast Network - The WWBC plans to be the most comprehensive
streaming media portal on the Internet, where content providers can effectively
showcase their content and audiences can customize their viewing. WWBC
has gathered video and audio programming from a large variety of sources,
including a number of programs that you may find worthwhile, particularly
under its "Lifestyle" and "TV & Web Shows" categories.
WWBC mixes its video with its audio listings, and a large number of these
sources provide their programs only over the Web.