Entertainment industry veterans Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are launching Light TV, a 24-hour TV network that will focus on family-friendly and faith-based programming. Light TV will debut in December on Fox-owned stations in certain major markets.
The venture is a partnership between Burnett, Roma Downey, MGM and Fox. The idea behind Light TV is to air content already owned by MGM such as the series “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” and the classic film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Original faith-centric programming will be a part of the network as well.
“As we have already seen from the success of ‘The Bible’ series and our 20 million social followers, this audience is looking for inspiring and uplifting programming they can watch in a trusted and safe environment on any platform,” Downey said in a statement announcing Light TV.
Burnett, the creative behind game-changing shows like “Survivor” and “The Voice,” became the president of MGM Television and Digital Group in December 2015. His wife, Downey, of “Touched by an Angel” fame, is president of MGM’s faith and family division. The couple has created a brand for themselves by producing Christian programming and speaking at faith events such as Passion conferences.
Light TV could shine a spotlight that results in the faith-based audience embracing new celebrities. Tune in, because the entertainment for your next event could be making his or her television debut very soon.