Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what others have to say about The Jewish Channel:
Holiday Humor, October 8, 2008.
“If you’re still in a High Holy Days state of mind, there’s a place to turn on cable TV. … ‘Holy Dazed,’ a new series on The Jewish Channel that offers whimsical perspectives on Jewish festivals.”
Addicted to TJC, October 6, 2008
“I got addicted to The Jewish Channel over the weekend. (I tend to favor the Israel-related stuff. That’s right, Eli. Sabra envy.)”
Who knew? New York’s coolest Jews share their views on the High Holy Days, October 1, 2008
“Who knew? The shofar reminds former New York City mayor Ed Koch of an Australian didgeridoo.”
“While the channel is often called “the Jewish HBO,” the program [Holy Dazed] looks more like something that would be more at home on the Jewish Vh1: A carefully selected minyan from across the landscape of contemporary pop culture cracking jokes about brisket and sharing clever High Holy Day resolutions in front of bright neon backdrops.”
HBO, Sundance . . . and The Jewish Channel, September/October 2008
“TJC offers original programming and never-before-seen films geared to Jews of all ages and denominations. We thought the idea was so cool that we decided to partner with TJC for this issue and go ‘behind the scenes’ to see how they make their decisions and what will most likely appeal to 614 readers.”
Jewish Channel Offers Issues, History and Offbeat Movies, August 4, 2008
“The movies tend to be more offbeat, with lots of foreign and independent films. … ‘But we’ve started to throw a few [mainstream films] in.’ There was a very successful Woody Allen film festival last winter, and “we just put ‘Exodus’ on,” he said. ‘It blew everyone away.’”
“‘The channel has great potential, and I think people are hungry for it in the community,’ said Adam Dickter, assistant managing editor of The Jewish Week, a community newspaper in New York.”
The Jewish Channel Comes to Boston: Mass. has a new source for Jewish arts, August 1, 2008
“Verizon FIOS spokeswoman Heather Wilner said the company’s customers demand new and innovative viewing options, and The Jewish Channel fills that need.”
New Jewish TV Network in Baltimore, July 25, 2008
“It’s not by accident that Baltimore is now getting TJC. It is part of a national roll-out of the channel…”
“While other Jewish cable channels may focus on education, [TJC spokesman] Mr. Horning emphasized the entertainment nature of TJC. The core of its content is films with Jewish and/or Israeli themes, some of which have appeared in film festivals. ”
Now on Cable: The Jewish Channel, June 13th 2008.
“[TJC] will serve a Jewish need for real discussion of issues that are important to Jews.”
The Jewish Channel is now available on Staten Island Programming as Part of Time Warner Cable’s On-Demand Lineup, Friday, June 13, 2008.
“While interdenominational dialogue is an occasional event in most of the Jewish world, TJC subscribers will have the opportunity to see the fruits of these discussions on a monthly basis.”
Jewish Television, Friday, June 13, 2008.
“Many times I’ve really thought to myself, what a shame that we don’t have all of this Jewish programming in the states … but wait! Now we do! … The Jewish Channel, a channel that delivers 5-star movies, original news, cultural programming, original series, is giving Jews in the United States the opportunity to explore the Jewish world in the comfort of their living room.”
TJC on TWCNYC, June 12, 2008.
“Last year I was pleased to work with TJC to air my Shabot 6000 “Head of the Year” cartoon for Rosh Hashanah, and I’m looking forward to…the great new content [TJC] has been programming…”
The Starr Report, by Michael Starr,
June 12, 2008.
“The Jewish Channel is now available on TW Cable (Ch. 528).”
The Jewish Channel Launches on
Time Warner Cable of NY/NJ —
Channel 528. “We’ve had a great response to our channel in the six months we’ve been available,” said Rebecca Honig Friedman, Manager of Original Programming at TJC. “For any Jewish media to reach tens of thousands of viewers every month in so short a time is nothing short of astonishing, and reveals just how fascinated Jewish consumers are with our content; what’s more, the word-of-mouth is amazing, it’s the most potent form of advertising we could have hoped for.”
“Are Dreadlocks the New Peyos?” on The Jewish Channel, March 20, 2008.
“The piece is great.”
Surfing The Jewish Channel, November 1, 2007.
“‘This is an idea whose time has come,’ said Erica Gruen, former CEO of The Food Network, in a statement. ‘The wealth of programming content that TJC is bringing to the community should wow subscribers.’”
Jewish TV, Widely Available, October 19, 2007.
“Unlike other incarnations of Jewish television…The Jewish Channel has purchased broadcast rights to hundreds of Jewish and Israeli-themed movies and short-form “low commitment” documentaries. ‘There’s nothing stale about this’…”
Digital Cable Fills a Niche, October 22, 2007.
“The Jewish Channel debuted last month, so far on Cablevision, offering programming for $5 a month. The on-demand channel’s slogan: ‘TJC is Judaism, On-Demand.’”
Niche Channels on Cablevision and Verizon
“The Jewish Channel, an on-demand channel, offers movies, news and cultural programming.”
Media Briefing for Friday, September 28, 2007.
“Cablevision has added the Jewish Channel to its on-demand menu, reports Broadcasting & Cable.”
Cablevision adds Jewish channel as SVOD option, September 26, 2007.
“The channel offers a variety of programs focused on the Jewish culture, including films, documentaries, talk shows, comedies, political commentary shows, cooking programs, sports, children’s programs and holiday specials.”
TV With Tzitzis, September 19, 2007.
“The content described on the website thus far looks very interesting: an entire lineup of fiction and documentary films — most of which I never heard of before — focused on Jewish history and culture. Some of the films look truly fascinating…”
The Jewish Channel Is Currently Available on Channel 291, September 20, 2007.
“Looks like a great lineup of on demand movies and videos – with a single subscription charge of $4.95 for each month. … Wow that is a good deal.”