Hillsong Channel
CountryUnited States and Australia
Broadcast areaPhilippines, North America, Central America, Africa, UK
Picture format
OwnerHillsong Church and Trinity Broadcasting Network
Sister channels
LaunchedJanuary 14, 2002; 19 years ago (2002-01-14)
Former namesThe Church Channel (2002-2016)
Available on full-power and some low-power stations in most markets in the U.S.x.2 on most TBN owned-and-operated stations and affiliates; check local listings for stations
Channel 21
Channel 258
Channel 371
Channel 115
  • Sky
  • (UK & Ireland)
Channel 595
Astra 2G
11082 H 22000 5/6
Channel 183
Channel 184
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel 870
Channel 565
Channel 290

Hillsong Channel is a Christian-based broadcast television network and is a joint venture of the international Sydney-based Hillsong Church, and the American Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).


The network originally launched on 14 January 2002 as The Church Channel, which was devoted primarily to carrying church service programs from various Christian ministries and denominations, often under brokered arrangements.[1]

On 9 March 2016, TBN announced a partnership with the Sydney-based international congregation Hillsong Church, that would see The Church Channel re-branded as the Hillsong Channel—a network devoted to its ministry, teaching, and worship music. Originally announced to launch on 15 June 2016, the new channel officially launched on 1 June 2016[2][3][4] Some Church Channel programming remains on the schedule in off-peak hours.

On November 18, 2021, TBN sent notice to its carriage partners that the network's name would change to TBN Inspire on January 1, 2022.[5] Hillsong will remain a partner in the channel and continue to program most of its broadcast day, with the change likely due to the church's various past and present controversies since 2020.


Hillsong Channel is available over-the-air on digital subchannels of TBN stations, and via select U.S. cable providers, Dish Network, Glorystar (free-to-air Galaxy 19) and DirecTV, in the UK and Ireland on Sky and in many nations around the world via direct-to-home satellite, such as ABS1 to India and the Middle East, Hot Bird satellite to Europe, and Agila 2 satellite both C-band and Ku-Band signal in Asia and the Philippines. The network also livestreams its programming on its official website, along with TBN's streaming apps.

On 24 June 2016, Hillsong Channel was made available on Apple TV.[6]

On 24 July 2016, a version of the channel launched in Australia on Fetch TV.[7][8] On 11 September 2016 it was announced at Hillsong Church Services that Hillsong Channel would launch on satellite and cable pay television provider Foxtel on 16 December 2017.[9] 13 October of that year Hillsong Channel was made available in Australia on Foxtel Channel 183.

An over-the-top subscription service, Hillsong Channel Now, launched in November 2017.

In late May 2019, Olympusat, the main provider of TBN's networks to cable providers in the United States (including Spectrum and Xfinity), discontinued carriage of the network, thus affecting carriage of Hillsong Channel to those systems.[10]


Hillsong Channel programs a mix of original programming and outside televangelism. The latter are billed as "partner programs".

Hillsong Channel also airs specials documentaries, other worship programming and music programming such as a special around Let There Be Light, along with other Hillsong events and short series.


  1. ^ "TBN to stop carrying 'Coral Ridge Hour'". The Gazette. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Hillsong Launches 24/7 TV Channel Featuring Music, Bible Teaching". ChristianHeadlines.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ Paulson, Michael (9 September 2014). "Megachurch With a Beat Lures a Young Flock". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Hillsong Church launches 'life-changing' new 24/7 TV channel". ChristianToday.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Hillsong will become TBN Inspire on January 1, 2022" (Press release). TBN/National Cable Television Cooperative. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Hillsong Channel – live broadcast Hillsong Church, Worship, conferences and leadership resources for Apple TV by Hillsong Church". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Hillsong Channel now available on Fetch TV". Christian Today Ministries. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  8. ^ @hillsong (24 July 2016). "Hey Australia! @HillsongChannel is now available on #FetchTV on CH 197! Get Fetch TV at fetchtv.com.au" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Hillsong Church - Spiritually Alive, Not Staying Alive". Youtube. Hillsong Church. 10 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Charter Communications - Upcoming Changes". City of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.