SAT-7 KIDS Celebrates 5th Anniversary!
December 10, 2012 marks the 5th anniversary of SAT-7 KIDS—now broadcasting to an audience of over 9.25 million children and youth! Amazingly, given the countries involved, a recent independent survey indicated one in three children in Iraq, and one in four in Saudi Arabia, watch SAT-7 KIDS.
Since SAT-7 KIDS became a 24/7 channel in December 2007, several events have bolstered its success. Moving from the Hotbird satellite to the more widely used Nilesat satellite made SAT-7 KIDS more accessible. In 2009, a Christmas episode was the first to be broadcast live, encouraging viewers to call hosts during the show. In September 2010, Why Is That? became the first SAT-7 KIDS show to be broadcast live on a weekly basis.
SAT-7’s newly installed Broadcast Traffic System (BTS) software has streamlined scheduling, data management, and asset management for all channels including SAT-7 KIDS. The new SAT-7 Audience Relations Management System (SARMS) software, live since May 2012, allows staff to manage viewer correspondence more efficiently.
Launched December 2011, SAT-7 KIDS website won a gold prize at the 2012 Pan Arab Web Awards. Children can visit the site to connect with their favorite program hosts and other personalities, learn Bible verses, take quizzes, and play games—just to name a few of the site’s outstanding features.
Rita Elmounayer, Executive Director for SAT-7 KIDS, reflected on the
“Over the past 5 years… I have witnessed change brought to the whole family by children. These children, who are the future of the Middle East, are the ones who are going to continue the work SAT-7 has started. They will change the face of the Middle East from violence, hatred, and despair to love, hope, peace, and reconciliation because they were exposed since their early age to the love of God broadcasted through SAT-7 KIDS. Congratulations to SAT-7 KIDS, you are raising a whole new generation on solid foundations.”
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For more about SAT-7 KIDS, or to request interviews with Rita Elmounayer or other SAT-7 KIDS program hosts, contact SAT-7 USA by phone at 410-770-9804 or by email at email@example.com.