Friday, October 19, 2007 at 2:02am

Bible TV show expands on satellite

The American Bible Society, founded in 1816, is joining with National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Network to broadcast the award-winning television program American Bible Society Presents. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT, American Bible Society Presents will air on the NRB Network on DIRECTV's Channel 378 as part of the network's Basic Family package.

The show is a half-hour TV news magazine program highlighting the enlightening and transforming power of God's word. The Rev. Dr. Paul Irwin, ABS president and CEO, profiles individuals whose lives were changed by the Bible, as well as organizations that apply its message to help others. These stories of faith and fellowship demonstrate how God's Word empowers ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.

The partnership with NRB Network will enable American Bible Society Presents, which already broadcasts on more than 350 stations nationwide, to extend its reach to the additional 16 million households.

Troy A. Miller, senior vice president/CEO of NRB Network, said "American Bible Society Presents not only represents excellence in production but more importantly offers testimony of how God's Word changes lives. We look forward to testimonies of how the program itself changes the lives of our viewers."

American Bible Society Presents is aired on 358 stations worldwide in addition to the NRB Network. For a fall schedule of airdates for American Bible Society Presents, please log on to www.abspresents.com.