Global Christian Internet Television? A reality 2 years running!
When God spoke to Franklin Mayfield, founder of trueGOD.tv 4 years ago, and said “Internet Television”, he knew instantly the full meaning of that statement. Mr. Mayfield had been broadcasting live services for ministries for years by this time, and had many success stories to tell. But what God had just spoken into his heart was far more. Immediately Franklin said, “yes Lord”. Knowing that God was not asking him to do something possible for him to do, in his own strength. Franklin had been saved 25 years before, and has learned that God alone will get glory for what He has just commanded.
With 2 years of planning, and struggling to launch, then a sudden breakthrough on the core of the technology allowed this thing called “Christian Internet Television” to be born. There were many who went before and blazed a trail broadcasting online. But this approach is not their’s. And because God has birthed this work, when the time was right it exploded. On February 1, 2008, they launched.
Within the first month the site was listed in Alexa (unheard of). The site traffic was growing during the first 3 months by over 1700%. Within the first 7 months, trueGOD.tv achieved 7.7 million hits, 220 countries in a months time, reached the top 100,000 websites 6 times. And within the top 50,000 once. And all they could say, “that God was doing exceeding abundantly above anything we could ask or think”, on a weekly basis!
And with this amazing victory, there were many struggles, Mr. Mayfield’s wife, of 10 years died of cancer on Christmas Eve, 2008. A partner in the work turned from friend to foe. Financial difficulties and more. But God is faithful, and through every challenge, every battle, God’s grace, His grace has been sufficient.
On December 1, 2009 the site relaunched with a name change, new look and a lot of new technology. Stronger, Harder, Younger. With thousands of videos, trueGOD.tv celebrates it’s second year anniversary announcing the following:
* Broadcasting to internet connected mobile devices; iPhones, BlackBerrys, SmartPhones and other devices.
* Broadcasting in Flash, Silverlight, Quicktime LIVE.
* HD encrypted broadcasting
* New Shows; Focus on the Family Action, Kirk Cameron’s’ Way of the Master, CrossPoint Ministries, The World Race and more…
* Great programming including Darlene Bishop, Coral Ridge Ministries, Tommy Bates…
* trueGOD.tv translates to over 25 languages, with content in over 70 languages.
* Dynamic bandwidth detection for the highest quality streaming.
* Paid Video-On-Demand for conferences, movies, music videos, in HD.
* E-commerce simplicity for Streaming Services, Advertising or Gear sales.
* New Content definitions; Video Genres, Music Genres, Video Types and more.
* Language/Countries defined right on the videos.
* Content Rating for Family Friendly viewing of News and serious issues. PG-13, PG-17.
* Enhanced Players for Channels and Members area.
* Special Services to promote Record Labels and Movie Studios.
* New schedule for programmed broadcasts.
* Mix your own broadcasting.
* Over 60 Revamped Channels, with content from around the world.
* LiveTV, including over 30 channels of Independent Christian TV broadcasting!
God is continuing to do a great work. Franklin asks, “Please pray for us, as we continue to do what was whispered 4 years ago. We are trueGOD.tv – Global Christian Internet Television.”
For more information visit trueGOD.tv, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-293-8841. trueGOD Television Networks, P.O. Box 2151, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Note: This release is formatted for Christian Publications.