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LightSource.com Expands Ministries' Reach With New Mobile Video Platform(December 01, 2011)
RICHMOND, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/11 -- Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), the leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian family-themed content announces its mobile release of LightSource.com, the premiere platform for Christian ministry video broadcast.
"We have seen such an increase in mobile traffic this past year and recognized the need to provide our audience a mobile site experience that brings video broadcasts from the most popular Christian ministries right to their fingertips, wherever they are, anytime they want. It was important to us that the site be designed with easy navigation and optimal speed for a great user experience," said Julie Fleschner, Director of Ministry Brands at Salem Web Network.
m.lightsource.com features streaming of ministries including The Potter's Touch with Bishop T.D. Jakes, Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers, Ed Young Television, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, Greg Laurie Video, Wednesdays with Beth Moore, Hillsong TV with Brian Houston, Joseph Prince Ministries, Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison and LIFE Today+ Randy Robison, and many more.
"With the explosion of viewership on cell phones and other mobile devices, we are relying heavily on LightSource to help us deliver quality video to this rapidly expanding audience," added Randy Robison, LIFE Today.
About Salem Communications and Salem Web Network
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 96 radio stations in 37 markets, including 60 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk Christian-themed talk format on SiriusXM Radio, channel 131.
Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country.
In addition to its radio broadcast business, Salem owns an Internet and a publishing division. Salem Web Network is a provider of online Christian and conservative-themed content and streaming and includes websites such as Christian faith focused Christianity.com, Questions and Answers about Jesus Christ at Jesus.org, Christian living focused Crosswalk.com®, online Bible at BibleStudyTools.com, Christian videos at GodTube.com, a leading website providing church media at WorshipHouseMedia.com and Christian radio ministries online at OnePlace.com. Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader Townhall.com® and conservative political blog HotAir.com, providing conservative commentary, news and blogging. Salem Publishing circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming® The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal, The Singing News, FaithTalk Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine. Xulon Press is a provider of self publishing services targeting the Christian audience.
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