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MHz Networks

April 28, 2009 13:16 ET

Israeli Broadcasting Authority to Provide Daily Newscast/Public Affairs Program on MHz Networks

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - The Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has agreed to provide a daily half-hour English-language newscast for inclusion on MHz Networks' nationally distributed channel MHz Worldview.

The newscast airs live in Israel at 7 PM daily and will air on MHz Worldview at 4:30 PM ET, beginning the first week of June.

The IBA weekly public affairs series "Close Up" premieres this summer as part of a new international public affairs block on MHz Worldview.

"We think this unique program can help fill a void of information available about this area of the world, and Israel, in particular," says Frederick Thomas, Chief Executive, MHz Networks.

The newscast will be available to over 2.3 million Washington, D.C. households via broadcast (over the air), cable, satellite and telco on MHz Networks 1 (MHz Worldview DC).

The IBA program will also be available to over 18 million households -- in half of the top-20 TV markets in the U.S. -- through MHz Worldview broadcast and/or cable affiliates in: Chicago, IL - WYCC; San Francisco, CA - KCSM; Stanford, CA - Stanford University Cable; Washington, DC - WNVC/MHz Networks; Tacoma-Seattle, WA - KBTC; Minneapolis, MN - MPS Cable; St. Paul, MN - St. Paul Neighborhood Network; Miami, FL - WLRN; Denver, CO - KBDI; Orlando, FL - WCEU; Salt Lake City, UT - UEN statewide; New Orleans, LA - WLAE; Las Vegas, NV - VegasPBS; Richmond, VA - WCVE; Charleston, IL - WEIU; Flint, MI - WDCQ; Warrensburg, MO - KMOS; Austin-Rochester, MN - KSMQ and Charlottesville, VA - WHTJ as well as via the U.S. satellite footprint on DirecTV and WorldTV (powered by GlobeCast, G19) satellite.

For more information, please visit: www.mhznetworks.org.

MHz Networks is an independent non-commercial television broadcaster, delivering international educational programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.

MHz Worldview, MHz Networks' flagship channel, brings programming to globally-minded audiences in the U.S. through affiliates, including cable, satellite and online. Serving the Washington, D.C. area's 4.9 million residents with ten local broadcast channels, MHz Networks features programs from around the world on-air in more than 20 different languages.

A division of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation headquartered in Richmond, VA, MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. MHz has studio facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

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