BrunstadTV is Brunstad Christian Church’s own TV channel. Since 1998 BCC has sent live TV from conferences at Brunstad, and from the biannual mission feasts, so called «Brunstad Feasts». BrunstadTV was established in its present format in 2010, and went on the air for the first time on 2nd April 2011.
BrunstadTV is a non-commercial channel, financed via missionary donations. Most of the program content is sent to BCC’s members via Telenor’s satellite THOR 5. In addition, BrunstadTV transmits via Internet streaming for members outside of Europe.
BrunstadTV also has Web-TV with on demand videos, and a YouTube channel where some of the program content is published. Many programs are made for children, and in the video below is an episode from the series «Dream Job» where Arvid meets people in exciting professions in order to find out what could be an interesting job choice.
BrunstadTV’s vision is to communicate positive and good values to children, youth and families, and is an important medium for outreach with information and a gospel.
A permanent staff with employed personnel carries out the daily running of the channel, and is divided up into four teams: Editorial, program production, multi camera production and distribution. Several participants from BCC’s youth program YEP also contribute to BrunstadTV’s production and operations, in addition to many of BCC’s members who contribute on a voluntary basis during large live events, for example during conferences at Brunstad.
The headquarters and production environment is located in Oslo, whilst the main technical control is located at Oslofjord Convention Center in Vestfold.
Several times a year idea workshops are arranged in order to create breadth and variation in the type of programs that are offered on the channel. BrunstadTV participates in several international exhibitions, in order to keep themselves up-to-date both in regard to content production, technology and equipment.
BrunstadTV has over several years invested in much technology and equipment, such as large LED screens, HD image control, an HD production bus and such like. Constant development and secure operations are required to deal with the complex productions, especially during BCC’s large conferences at Brunstad.