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Jewish Broadcasting Service
TypeJewish Cultural and Educational Channel
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNorth America
HeadquartersFort Lee, NJ
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
ParentJewish Education in Media
Key peopleRabbi Mark S. Golub, President
History
LaunchedAugust 31, 2006
Former namesShalom TV
Links
Websitewww.jbstv.org

Jewish Broadcasting Service is an American Jewish television network. JBS programming includes daily news reports from Israel, live event coverage and analysis, and cultural programming of interest to the North American Jewish community. The network is a full-time HD and SD channel. It is an English-language network produced by the non-profit organization Jewish Education in Media (JEM) (not to be confused with Jewish Educational Media, distributors of Chabad Lubavitch movement materials). The goal of this organization is to reach out to lesser affiliated Jews and bring them closer to their Jewish religion and Identity.

History

Shalom TV was developed by Rabbi Mark S. Golub in 2003, and began telecasting on August 31, 2006.[1] In 2008, Comcast launched Shalom TV On Demand nationally. The On Demand version of Shalom TV expanded to more than 20 video distributors available to more than 40 million homes throughout North America.

In May 2012, Shalom TV became available as a Roku channel.[2] On December 7, 2012, Optimum Cable (Cablevision) launched the Shalom TV Channel.[3] Shalom TV was renamed JBS on September 24, 2014.[4]

In September 2016, JBS became available nationally as a channel on DIRECTV channel 388.[5] JBS launched in August 2017 on Verizon Fios in HD on channel 798. JBS HD launched on August 7, 2018 on Charter Spectrum in New York, California, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio. JBS HD launched on December 8, 2020 on all Comcast Xfinity service areas.

Programming

Programs on JBS are intended to reflect the diversity and pluralism of the worldwide Jewish population. Programs include:

Availability

Television Provider Channel Locations[10]
Amazon Fire TV
JBS
Apple TV
JBS
AT&T Uverse
N.A.
Atlantic Broadband
168 in FL, 246 in ME & NH
Miami Beach, FL, Maine & New Hampshire
Blue Ridge Communications
215
All service areas
Blue Stream Fiber
110 SD
All service areas
Buckeye Broadband
164
All service areas
CenturyLink Prism
590 in SD and 1590 in HD
All Prism service areas
Charter Spectrum
Various in HD
NY, CT, CA, MO, OH, FL, IL, TX
Click! Network
N.A.
Comcast Xfinity X1
1684 HD
All Service Areas
Cox Communications
N.A.
DIRECTV
388
All 50 states and Puerto Rico
DISH Network
N.A.
Fios TV (Verizon)
798 HD
All Service Areas
Frontier Communications
N.A.
GCI
N.A.
Google Fiber TV
459
All service areas
Hotwire Communications
269
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina
Cablevision/Optimum TV
138
All service areas
RCN
269
All service areas channel 334 in Lehigh Valley, PA
ROKU
JBS
North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Mexico
Service Electric Cable TV
127
Eastern PA and Western NJ service areas
Service Electric Cablevision
N.A.
TuneIn Radio
JBS
North America
WOW! (Wide Open West)
N.A.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kristin E. Holmes, "New cable channel says 'Shalom': Shalom TV hopes a focus on Jewish culture as well as religion will draw a wide audience.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 23, 2006.
  2. ^ "First "PBS style" Jewish Television Channel Now Available Throughout America" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-29.
  3. ^ "Stamford rabbi launches Jewish-American TV network", The Hour, January 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Mike Reynolds (September 17, 2014). "Shalom TV to Ring in JBS Name Change". Multichannel News.
  5. ^ Nora Naughton, "Stamford rabbi’s TV network goes national", Stamford Advocate, September 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Shalom TV Channel
  7. ^ View memorable moments from 92nd Street Y's Jewish programs on Shalom TV, the first Jewish TV cable channel in America.
  8. ^ Entertainm, Self Conscious. "JMatch Dating Drama Comes To Life on Tube". The Forward.
  9. ^ "Dr. Ruth is terug". November 12, 2013.
  10. ^ "FIND US".