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FamilyNet to begin integrating Fox News reports in programming

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–FamilyNet, the television broadcast subsidiary of the North American Mission Board, will integrate Fox News Channel reports in its regular programming as part of a three-year strategic alliance with the network. The relationship, announced Feb. 12, gives FamilyNet access to 170,000 stories per year fed through Fox’s NewsEdge service.

“NewsEdge will provide FamilyNet stories on American politics, business news and consumer issues, entertainment news, health and medicine and human interest features,” said Bob Sutton, chief executive officer of FamilyNet. “Because Fox News’ coverage has a commitment to represent all sides, this will be an excellent match for the FamilyNet viewing audience.”

“The Fox News service is going to enhance the look and impact of FamilyNet in many ways beginning with our live, daily programs ‘At Home — Live’ and ‘Your Health.'” said Martin Coleman, vice president of programming for FamilyNet. “We will be able to keep our viewers more informed of issues important to them with some of the best resources and live breaking news coverage available on television.”

In making this announcement, Janet Alshouse, vice president of news distribution for Fox News, said, “We are pleased to provide FamilyNet with the Fox NewsEdge service and provide their programs and viewers with our worldwide newsgathering resources and comprehensive news coverage.”

FamilyNet, based in Fort Worth, is a 24-hour television network airing more than 50 hours of original, values-based programs weekly that is available to 31 million households.
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