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Ordinary Women Create Hope From Hopeless Situations on Upliftv Cinema Saturdays

Upliftv, a unique faith-based network that offers inspirational movies, TV series and documentaries with a variety of ministries for denominations of all ages is pleased to present four family-friendly movies this month. These films are presented as part of Cinemas Saturdays by Parables OTT streaming network.

Hope Has a Name

10/05 – 7:00p.m. ET

Hope Has A Name is an inspiring documentary film about ordinary women bringing extraordinary hope in unlikely places. In Urban America, the bush of Africa, the Congo and in closed nations there are women who are living outside their own cultures, society and comfort level to care for orphans, build schools, liberate addicts, feed the poor and love the broken. These ordinary women are reaching into hopeless situations of people and creating hope. Hope Has a Name is directed by Ken and Lesa Henderson runs 150 minutes.

 

An Evergreen Christmas

10/12 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee, and her family’s once-thriving Christmas tree farm to attend her father’s unexpected funeral. She finds herself executor of an estate that owes a massive inheritance tax. Torn between pursuing her music career and saving her family’s legacy, she must decide what it really means to find her place in the world. Directed Jeremy Culver and starring Robert Loggia and Naomi Judd, An Evergreen Christmas runs 100 minutes.

 

Wildflower

10/19 – 7:00 p.m. ET

A college student struggling with a painful childhood begins to have a reoccurring nightmare that compels her to confront her past and restore her faith. Wildflower is directed by Nicholas DiBella and stars Nathalia Ramos, Cody Longo and Alexa Rose Steele. Wildflower runs 90 minutes.

 

Space Guardians 2

10/26 – 7:00 p.m. ET

The Space Guardians reunite to battle the villainous space moose, Tar Tar the Third. Evan Tramel directs. Stephanie Magee, Kj Schrock provide voice characterizations. Space Guardians 2 runs 75 minutes.

Upliftv is available on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications, and Hotwire Communications.

Parables is an on-demand streaming network that delivers thought-provoking and inspiring faith-based entertainment anywhere, on all devices.

For more information about Parables and Upliftv please visit: parables.tv / upliftv.com

 

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Jesús Piñango

Senior Director of News

561-249-5228 / jesus@olympusat.com

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Conspiracy Shrouds Murder Mystery and Limits of Faith Tested on Upliftv Cinema Saturdays

Olympusat, Inc., the TV and media industry leader specializing in Spanish-language TV networks, announces the network premieres of five family-friendly movies this month on Upliftv, a faith-based network offering inspirational movies, TV series and documentaries with a variety of ministries for denominations of all ages. These films are presented as part of Cinemas Saturdays by Parables OTT streaming network.

The Silent Fall

08/03 – 7:00p.m. ET

In AIDS-ravaged South Africa, a doctor in a rural hospital is brutally murdered. Just another killing, or is there something more sinister behind this apparently random death? Thandi Khumalo (Aaliyah Madyun) is a beautiful young doctor working in an AIDS ward who sets out to find out why her colleague was murdered. As Thandi moves closer to discovering who is involved, she uncovers a cold-blooded conspiracy, which has put millions of lives at stake. The Silent Fall is directed by Roger Hawkins and runs 94 minutes.

 

In God’s Time

08/10 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Four broken souls—a pregnant woman, a belligerent homeless man, a doctor whose wife is dying of cancer and an AWOL soldier— find their faith renewed during critical junctures In God’s Time. Directed by Gino Gaetano and Devin J. Dilmore, In God’s Time stars Robert Peters, Bill Porter, Pat Fitz, and Kelci Magel. 101 Exit and The Show Must Go On are producers. In God’s Time runs 90 minutes.

 

Homecoming

08/17 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Jason is a gifted computer programmer. Except for his longtime friend Julia (Vira Ogburn), the people around him have no idea how talented he actually is because he only performs at a fraction of the level he is capable of. However, when confronted with his past, Jason’s world starts to fall apart. Will Jason let God in his life or will he continue down the path toward destruction? Homecoming is directed by Larry Amon and stars Lloyd Collier, Jessie Dulaney, Will Eastham and Dante Sheppard as Jason. Homecoming runs 87 minutes.

 

Seven Days Away

08/24 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Clayton recommits his heart to serve God after a tragic accident. But when he decides to spend the weekend in Mexico with friends, his world is suddenly turned upside down. Kidnapped and held for ransom, Clayton’s faith is tested during several days of arduous captivity. Will Clayton see freedom again and bring the light and hope of Christ into an impoverished community?  Josiah David Warren both directs and stars as Clayton in Seven Days Away. Gary Cairns, David DeLao and Kasha Fauscett costar. Run time is 78 minutes.

Hell and Mr. Fudge

08/31 – 7:00 p.m. ET

In 1970s Alabama, Edward Fudge is a respected small-town preacher known for his conservative views and belief in strict adherence to the bible. But when he is hired to investigate the possible existence of hell, Edward’s whole world becomes unraveled as his community goes against him and his own beliefs about God and hell come into question. Hell and Mr. Fudge is directed by Jeff Wood and stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge. Run time is 97 minutes.

 

Upliftv is available on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

Parables is an on-demand streaming network that delivers thought-provoking and inspiring faith-based entertainment anywhere, on all devices.

For more information about Parables and Upliftv please visit: parables.tv / upliftv.com

Media Contact:

Jesús Piñango

Senior Director of News

561-249-5228

jesus@olympusat.com

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Upliftv Movies Examine the Power of Redemption and Selflessness on Cinema Saturdays

Olympusat, Inc., the TV and media industry leader specializing in Spanish-language TV networks, announces the network premieres of four family-friendly movies this month on Upliftv, a faith-based network offering inspirational movies, TV series and documentaries with a variety of ministries for denominations of all ages. These films are presented as part of Cinemas Saturdays by Parables OTT streaming network.

The Accidental Missionary

07/06 – 7:00p.m. EST

Like most Hollywood hotshots, what DJ Miller wants DJ Miller gets—except this time! A vacation mix-up lands him in the middle of an African village with anything but the luxury trappings he is used to. At first repelled by the goats, leeches, offbeat missionaries and quirky villagers, a change of heart soon leads him to rethink everything he previously thought valuable in life and just maybe that his arrival was part of God’s plan all along after tragedy strikes the village. The Accidental Missionary is a heartwarming romantic comedy directed by Chip Rossetti and starring Seth Adair, Jilanne Klaus, Ed Caylor, Markus Porter and Jason London.

Hansie: A true story

07/13 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Once South African cricket’s golden boy, Hansie Cronje’s involvement with Indian bookmakers—and his resulting public confession—rocks the international sporting community. His meteoric rise to glory and fame is nearly erased overnight as the tainted hero becomes the poster boy of a nation’s disgrace and fury. Yet even during Hansie’s darkest hours, inspiration can be found by the power of his wife’s unfaltering love, which shines like a beacon of hope. Hansie’s journey offers reassurance that we’re all capable of overcoming life’s difficulties with grace and dignity. Hansie is directed by Regardt van den Bergh and stars Frank Rautenbach and Sarah Thompson.

A Different Kind of Church

07/20 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Vito Bitetto ministers to drug addicts, recently released prison inmates, homeless people and others in A Different Kind of Church, an enticing documentary film spotlighting his transformation from ex-con and drug addict to founder of Good Samaritan Ministries in Florida. Interviews conducted inside the homes of men and women Vito rescued expose brutally honest and compelling testimonies of individuals who were once in the darkness, but now live in the light.  A Different Kind of Church is directed by Frank Panico with Vito Bitetto, Chris Dobeck and Kayla Gundolf in supporting cast roles.

The Lazarus Phenomenon

07/27 – 7:00 p.m. EST

What exactly happens when we die? Does the soul live on? What lies beyond? The Lazarus Phenomenon is a film that ponders humankind’s search for life after death. It is a riveting true-life drama examining religious and scientific explanations for near-death experiences. The movie is filmed in various locations, including the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The Lazarus Phenomenon is directed by Regardt van den Bergh and stars Ron Bailey and Joshua Lindberg.

Upliftv, showcases inspirational movies, series and documentaries, as well as a variety of TV ministries. Upliftv is available on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

Parables is an on-demand streaming network that delivers thought-provoking and inspiring faith-based entertainment anywhere, on all devices.

For more information about Parables and Upliftv please visit: parables.tv / upliftv.com

Media Contact:

Jesús Piñango

Senior Director of News

561-249-5228

jesus@olympusat.com

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Upliftv to Premiere the 8 Days Special in Support of Sex-Trafficking Victims

Upliftv, the network that offers inspirational movies, captivating series and powerful documentaries, as well as a variety of TV ministries, announced the premiere of 8 Days Special, an impactful Upliftv original production that advocates for the many victims of sex trafficking in America, while taking an inside look at the events occurred in the hit movie 8 Days.

On September 4th at 8 p.m. EST, Upliftv will feature 8 Days Special, an in-depth look at the growing problem of sex trafficking in America. This special presentation will highlight the events that inspired the movie 8 Days featuring exclusive commentary from the film’s cast and crew, including director Jaco Booyens, writer Philipa A. Booyens and actresses Nicole Smolen and Katie Walker. This dramatic look at the horrors of sex trafficking aims to bring awareness about a continuous and inhumane crisis, a threat that’s commonly ignored while affecting millions of people around the world.

8 Days is not just a film, but a tool to transforms lives,” stated Jaco Booyens, Director of the hit movie 8 Days. “Ignoring Sex Trafficking doesn’t make it go away; there’s no choice in the matter, you’re either for trafficking children or you’re against it, no child or person should be for sale.”

Produced by Upliftv, 8 Days Special delves into the challenges faced during the production of the film, and highlights what inspired those involved. 8 Days tells a story based on true event; in America thousands of women and children are either manipulated or kidnapped to be sold into the sex and human trafficking industries.

Upliftv is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available in over 20 million U.S. households on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com.

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv to Premiere Uplifting Missions, A TV Program Dedicated to Support those in Need

Every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on Upliftv

Upliftv announced today the premiere of Uplifting Missions, a program dedicated to proclaiming the grace of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the gospel while it highlights Upliftv’s commitment to evangelize and support those in need.

Starting August 10, 2017, every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, Uplifting Missions will feature thought-provoking discussions, musical performances, teachings and sermons, as well as inspiring interviews from recognized personalities and community leaders whose stories serve as a testimony of faith, goodwill and salvation. The program aims to preach the Christian gospel as it creates awareness of Upliftv’s efforts to serve the community, including the network’s mission to create a digital Bible, its commitment to produce more wholesome entertainment, and its partnership with Mission Exchange to help orphans in India and Africa, among other humanitarian efforts.

Iviani Figueroa, Dr. Mark J. Chironna and Tony Lebron

Hosted by Christian singer Tony Lebron and TV personality Iviani Figueroa, Uplifting Missions is designed to examine religious, cultural and entertainment topics. Some of the guest that are scheduled to share their knowledge and testimony are: Dr. Mark J. Chironna – Author and Founder of The Masters Touch International Church, and Jaco Booyens – Filmmaker known for the hit movie 8 Days.

Upliftv is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., a leader in the Hispanic television and media space through its 100+ SD and HD Spanish and English-language television networks, and it’s currently available in over 20 million U.S. households on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com.

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv Premieres Evangefest, A Christian Variety Show Hosted by Beth Bridgers

Upliftv announced the premiere of Evangefest, a Christian variety show committed to proclaiming the teachings and blessings of Christianity, starting June 25, 2017.

Every Sunday at 1:30 pm ET, Evangefest will focus on the good news of the gospel, as knowledgeable and talented guest stop by to proclaim the word of God through art, crusades, preaching, music and literature. Hosted by Beth Bridgers, Evangefest is not a regular variety show, but a space of worship, where viewers can enjoy of concerts, documentaries, ministers and praise the lord.

Beth Bridgers is a well-known evangelist who has dedicated her life to the teachings of Christianity. Her work professes and preaches the word of God, reaching her audience in a spiritual and personal level. Her latest project, Evangefest, stands as a reliable source Christian entertainment, as it uplifts the spirit and guides the viewer towards placing their faith in Jesus.

Upliftv is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available in over 20 million U.S. households on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com.

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv Premieres Cinema Saturdays, a New and Inspiring Movie Block

Upliftv the network that offers inspirational movies, captivating series and documentaries, as well as a variety of TV ministries, announced the premiere of Cinema Saturdays, a faith-based movie block presented by Parables on Saturday April 15, 2017.

Every Saturday at 7 p.m. EST, Cinema Saturdays will showcase an uplifting and thought-provoking movie suitable for the whole family. This new programming block offers the Upliftv audience a powerful collection of highly-acclaimed films that proclaim the word of God and the teachings of Christianity.

“We are excited to premiere Cinema Saturdays on Upliftv. These films are a great way to get the entire family together and spread the good news of the gospel,” stated Bob Higley, CEO of Upliftv. “Upliftv is committed to connecting people to high-quality entertainment that is not only fun to watch, but it is also positive and inspiring.”

Pieces of Easter airs Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. EST

The Christian movies that will be airing this month on Cinema Saturdays are:

Pieces of Easter – April 15, 2017, at 7 p.m. EST. Synopsis: Pieces of Easter tells the story of Alza Bennett, an arrogant young executive who is forced to rely on the assistance of a grizzled and reclusive farmer to get her home in time for Easter.

Soda Springs airs on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. EST

Soda Springs – April 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. EST. Synopsis: Soda Springs tells the story of Eden Jackson, a man who returns to his hometown after being away for eight years. However, everything proves to be more difficult than expected because the community is not willing to forgive his past. Despite all adversities, Eden is determined to make things right and start his journey toward redemption.

2 to Tangle – April 29, 2017, at 7 p.m. EST. Synopsis: 2 to Tangle tells the story Jessica, a young woman who is mourning the loss of her one true love. However, shortly after his death, she believes to have seen his spirit. Terrified and confused, Jessica seeks out an explanation and discovers that the key to her deliverance is her faith.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com.

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv Will Air The Supernatural Now, a TV Ministry Led by the Apostle Guillermo Maldonado

Upliftv premieres The Supernatural Now, a TV ministry committed to proclaiming the supernatural power of God and the teachings of Christianity.

Apostle Guillermo Maldonado

Every Sunday at 2 p.m. EST, The Supernatural Now professes and preaches the good news of the gospel, hoping to spread the word of God worldwide and evangelize the poor in spirit, the sick and the brokenhearted. Led by the internationally known and highly respected Christian Pastor – Apostle Guillermo Maldonado and his wife – Prophet Ana Maldonado, The Supernatural Now aims to develop strong leaders for the kingdom of God, transforming their body, soul and spirit.

“We are excited to offer The Supernatural Now as part of our one-of-a-kind lineup of ministries and movies; Apostle Guillermo Maldonado and Prophet Ana Maldonado have dedicated themselves to proclaiming the word of God”, stated Bob Higley, CEO of Upliftv. “Their faith and commitment is reflected in their work, especially in the enthusiasm with which they carry out their mission”.

Apostle Guillermo Maldonado has dedicated his life to establishing the kingdom of God throughout the world. He has authored over 50 Christian books and manuals, many of which have been translated into Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French. His program The Supernatural Now transcends the physical boundaries of the church reaching individuals of all ages, races, and cultures.

The Supernatural Now is the official TV program of the King Jesus International Ministry, a Christian ministry founded by Apostle Guillermo Maldonado and Prophet Ana Maldonado. In 2016, the King Jesus International Ministry was named by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing multicultural churches in the United States.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com.

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv talks to George Barna about the latest biblical worldview survey

Upliftv, the faith-based network that offers inspirational movies & documentaries with a variety of ministries and TV series for denominations of all ages, is present at the NRB International Christian Media Convention – Proclaim 17.

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Throughout the convention, Upliftv met with some of the most recognized names in the Christian community including celebrities, ministers and bestselling authors. These sit-down conversations, hosted by TV personality and singer Tony LeBron, focused on promoting the latest projects of each guest and sharing with the audience some heartwarming and motivational stories.

During the last day of the convention, Upliftv had the opportunity to sit down with George Barna – Founder of the Barna Group, who discussed a recent nationwide survey completed by the Barna Research Group that determined that only four percent of Americans had a biblical worldview. Barna, who has researched the Christian Church since 1984, stressed that a biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God.

Upliftv also spoke to Nancy Hanson from the Capstone Foundation and the Uplift Foundation, as well as author and George W. Bush impersonator John Morgan – War on Fear and children’s book author Todd Courtney – Be Responsible Like Max.

In addition, Don Larson, President of Sunshine Nut Company, shared his story with the cameras. Mr. Larson, who enjoyed a successful career as an executive at a popular chocolate company in the U.S., sold everything and moved to Mozambique, where he created the Sunshine Nut Company and now employs thousands of people. His work and philanthropy is helping communities all over Africa in the fight against hunger, poverty and diseases.

Upliftv is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish-and English-language channels, and it’s currently available on Directv, Buckeye, Frontier and Hotwire.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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Upliftv and the Christian personalities at NRB

Upliftv, the faith-based network that offers inspirational movies & documentaries with a variety of ministries and TV series for denominations of all ages, is present at the NRB International Christian Media Convention – Proclaim 17.proclaim700x4002

For the second day in row, Christian singer Tony LeBron met with well-known Christian personalities, ministers and authors to discuss their latest projects and proclaim the word of Christ. Among those interviewed during the convention are renowned journalist Lauren Green from Fox News, Arthur Rasco from Facing Darkness, Tim Mahoney from Patterns of Evidence, Nina May from Daily Bread and Australian singer and actor Joel Smallbone, who took the opportunity to promote his latest movie Priceless.

Up-and-coming singer Christian Cuevas also stopped by the booth, where he shared his experience at the hit reality television singing competition – The Voice. During the sit-down conversation, Christian Cuevas talked about his faith and sang for the Upliftv cameras. The artist also highlighted that he is currently working on new music for an upcoming EP. In addition, celebrated Christian singer-songwriter, Erskin Anavitarte, also talked about his recent success and the inspiration behind some of his most popular songs.

Upliftv will continue to conduct interviews throughout the day. This year the NRB International Christian Media Convention is being held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, from February 27 to March 2, 2017.

Upliftv is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish-and English-language channels, and it’s currently available on Directv, Buckeye, Frontier and Hotwire.

For more information on Upliftv’s programming, including tune in dates and times, please visit upliftv.com

Press Contact: Jesús Piñango

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