Link TV: Television Without Borders

Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media. We connect American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.

Link TV is committed to:

Educating American viewers by offering in-depth programs on issues of regional and world importance. We expose our audience to people they would never meet, to cultures they might never understand and to issues they have yet to consider. Providing a global perspective on world issues and culture offering alternate viewpoints that are not U.S.-centric. Through the presentation of other nations’ newscasts we offer diverse perspectives on world events. Through personal stories told in Link TV documentaries we humanize the ‘other’ and counter the tendency to make enemies out of the unknown. Giving voice to people without a voice, from communities under-represented in conventional media and unknown to most Americans. Our programs connect viewers not only to the ‘movers and shakers’ but also to the ‘moved and shaken’– people affected by the news. We cover U.S. domestic issues, showing their connection to global affairs. Encouraging action on the part of the viewer. Our programs counter the cynicism and resignation that can result from watching conventional television news. Program trailers and the website gives viewers access to tools and connections to take action on social issues. Promoting cross-cultural dialogue through innovative television formats. Live call-in programs provoke discussion on global issues by participants that may be separated by ideological differences and thousands of miles. Fostering collaboration through coalition building with partner organizations and grassroots organizations around specific issue programs.

Link TV is operated by Link Media, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed through a partnership between Internews Network, a leading supporter of independent television around the world, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), an experienced supplier of independently-produced programs for public television, and Internews Interactive (InterAct), a specialist in participatory TV programming.

GLOBAL SPIRIT on Link TV

Global Spirit has launched, with weekly episodes on topics such as The Spiritual Quest, The Journey Towards Oneness, Art and the Creative Spirit, Earth Wisdom and more. Each program features in-depth discussions with knowledgeable guests from around the world, together with compelling film segments or live performances.

Global Spirit will offer insights into some of mankind’s deepest existential questions, tracing our collective human journey in the timeless quest for truth, wisdom and understanding. Each Global Spirit program will highlight the trans-cultural, transcendent dimensions of human inquiry, from the ancient or indigenous wisdom traditions to the latest advances in scientific knowledge. Global Spirit will do for the first time on national television what the Mars Rover did for space: beam back a celestial wonder, a glimmer of what is possible in the realm of human consciousness, spirit and the mind.

New Episodes of Global Spirit Premiere Beginning May 9th, 2010

Click Here To Explore Global Spirit

For more information or to view Link TV, please visit www.linktv.org

Global Spirit on Link TV Present A Video Chat: The Shaman, The Spirit Healer & The Earth

Brian Keane, the Co-Founder and Director of Land is Life on Global Spirit

Art and the Creative Spirit Chat with Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

Grammy and Native American Music Award winning artist, Joanne Shenandoah, at LinkTV.org

Global Spirit at LinkTV.org – Ed Tick, Founding Director and Senior Clinician of Soldier’s Heart: Veterans’ Safe Return Programs

by Reviewer
Link TV is the first nationwide television channel dedicated to providing Americans with global perspectives on news, events and culture. The channel was launched in December 1999, on DIRECTV and added to EchoStar's DISH Network a few weeks later. Currently, the channel is available as a basic service in over 29 million U.S. homes that receive direct broadcast satellite television (DBS). The DBS broadcast rights for Link TV were obtained under FCC guidelines requiring the DBS operators to allocate 4% of their channels for non-commercial public service programming.