The Jewish Channel (TJC) is a cable television channel available on Comcast, iO Optimum Cablevision, Time Warner Cable,[1] Verizon FiOS,[2] RCN, Frontier Communications, and Cox Cable. It was launched by Compass Productions International in 2007.[3][4] In 2011, the channel had around 45,000 subscribers.[5] The Jewish Channel was added to Bright House Networks' digital lineup in July 2011.[6] Shortly after TJC was created, they began a close relationship with The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper, which allowed TJC to provide programming directly related to headline topics. Other available programming is focused on Israeli culture, music, and history.[3] TJC has also been referred to as the Jewish HBO, where the majority of programs are related to the cultural side of Judaism and less emphasis on the religious side.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Now on cable: The Jewish Channel". New York Daily News. June 13, 2008.
  2. ^ Joanne Kaufman (August 4, 2008). "Jewish Channel Offers Issues, History and Offbeat Movies". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "Behind the Scenes at TJC | 614::HBI eZINE". Retrieved 2023-03-25.
  4. ^ "The true Jewish-owned media tries to make its mark". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2023-03-25.
  5. ^ "What Would Seinfeld Watch?". The Jewish Exponent. September 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "New Jewish TV Channel Includes Dramas, Talk Shows and Sports". The Ledger. Retrieved 2023-03-25.
  7. ^ "1 Out of 2 Flacks Agree: Jewish Channel A Lot Like HBO". Observer. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2023-03-26.
  8. ^ "Will new Jewish TV Channel (TJC) click with viewers?". Jewish Journal. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2023-03-26.
  9. ^ McMullen, Cary. "New Jewish TV Channel Includes Dramas, Talk Shows and Sports". The Ledger. Retrieved 2023-03-26.