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Old 11-02-2013, 16:55
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How long has this relic of Sky1's schedule existed for and why is it that they put this on, fascinating as it is, it's actually one of the programmes that doesn't stream on Sky Go just like The Simpsons.

What do you think are the reasons behind Sky1 choosing to broadcast this lone religious programme for an hour on Sunday, albeit 6am at a time where it seems like its some sort of public service requirement, perhaps someone religious has something on Rupert Murdoch.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:01
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How long has this relic of Sky1's schedule existed for and why is it that they put this on, fascinating as it is, it's actually one of the programmes that doesn't stream on Sky Go just like The Simpsons.

What do you think are the reasons behind Sky1 choosing to broadcast this lone religious programme for an hour on Sunday, albeit 6am at a time where it seems like its some sort of public service requirement, perhaps someone religious has something on Rupert Murdoch.
I believe it is Sky's longest running programme, it was broadcast on Sky Channel even before the 4 channel service launched in 1989.

I have seen it on CNBC in the past too.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:09
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How long has this relic of Sky1's schedule existed for and why is it that they put this on, fascinating as it is, it's actually one of the programmes that doesn't stream on Sky Go just like The Simpsons.

What do you think are the reasons behind Sky1 choosing to broadcast this lone religious programme for an hour on Sunday, albeit 6am at a time where it seems like its some sort of public service requirement, perhaps someone religious has something on Rupert Murdoch.
Gotta love the Murdoch conspiracy theories that exist round here. I very much doubt Mr Murdoch has any involvement or interest in the programmes which are scheduled on Sky 1 - probably much less than the Chairman or DG of the BBC does for BBC1......

As for Hour of Power, I suspect the hour is a cheap one in Sky's week and is affordable to the church which make these programmes.

FWIW, Sky aren't the sole broadcaster, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hour_of_power

"In the United States, the Hour of Power is seen on Lifetime cable, TBN, and on nearly 100 local stations. It is also shown on the American Forces Network.

In Europe it is broadcast on CNBC Europe, VOX in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, on RTL in the Netherlands and Sky1 in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

In the Middle East it is carried on METV in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

In Australia, it is seen on EXPO, Australian Christian Channel and Network Ten; the program is also broadcast weekly on radio.

It is broadcast in New Zealand on the Prime network.

It is broadcast in Hong Kong on ATV World.

The Hour of Power telecast, filmed in the Crystal Cathedralís main sanctuary, at one point attracted 1.3 million viewers from 156 countries."
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:35
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I always assumed Sky were paid to show this programme. Probably wrong though!
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:43
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I always assumed Sky were paid to show this programme. Probably wrong though!
You're probably right. Paid religious programmes are a big thing in the US, with televangelists who are always begging for money to save your soul and fund their lavish lifestyles: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...egal-feud.html

There's a lot of these programmes on CNBC Europe at the weekend, but other than that they're not very common in the UK.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:29
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I think it was on at 9am in the early days of Sky TV?
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:13
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I have seen it on CNBC in the past too.
CNBC are still showing it on Sunday mornings. They've had religious crap on Sunday mornings for as long as I've been watching it, hence why I don't really watch the channel at weekends apart from Wall Street Journal Report/On The Money with Maria Bartiromo. Mum used to watch the golf on there some weekends but she doesn't any more. Not watching at weekends doesn't make me any less of a cnbcwatcher, so don't worry about that
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:04
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Does anyone actually watch this programme anymore?
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:26
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CNBC are still showing it on Sunday mornings. They've had religious crap on Sunday mornings for as long as I've been watching it, hence why I don't really watch the channel at weekends apart from Wall Street Journal Report/On The Money with Maria Bartiromo. Mum used to watch the golf on there some weekends but she doesn't any more. Not watching at weekends doesn't make me any less of a cnbcwatcher, so don't worry about that
What about Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? My favourite programme on CNBC, weekends or otherwise!

But as someone has already said, I suspect that Sky One (and CNBC) get paid to broadcast Hour of Power, in the same way teleshopping works. Iíd be amazed if Sky One actually pay for it. I have no evidence though.
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:00
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What about Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? My favourite programme on CNBC, weekends or otherwise!

But as someone has already said, I suspect that Sky One (and CNBC) get paid to broadcast Hour of Power, in the same way teleshopping works. Iíd be amazed if Sky One actually pay for it. I have no evidence though.
I don't watch it unless there's a guest on I want to see. I did watch it one night the other week as Brian Williams from NBC Nightly News (which I do watch) was on it. Weekends have always been for other channels and doing other things like going out Saying that I'm not even in the house much on weekdays except in the evenings and early in the morning (not counting sleeping hours). I'm currently posting from one of the cafes at university.
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:07
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The Hour of Power has gone through a controversial time in the last few years. Robert Schuller, who headed the service for donkey's years, retired in the mid-2000s, but kept overall control, handing over to his son, Robert Jnr. He then fired his son, and put his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, in charge of The Hour of Power.

Father and son weren't even on speaking terms for a few years. Sheila announced last year she was leaving to start her own church, which she has since done. The Crystal Cathedral's finances have been in a mess for a while, so much so that they've actually now sold it to the local Roman Catholic diocese.

It's effectively a building swap. From this summer, the Hour of Power will come from St Callistus Church. which is currently the building the Catholics use.

The Hour of Power service is now conducted by Schuller's grandson, Bobby. He started last month and is doing a pretty good job in my view. I have no comment to make about the internal politics.

The service has, however, become somewhat more traditional in nature in recent times.
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Old 14-02-2013, 03:42
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I always assumed Sky were paid to show this programme. Probably wrong though!
I suspect that they are, for the simple reason that when Sky 1 analogue became encrypted, the encryption was switched off when this programme was on.
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