RainmakersTV Joins MHz Networks’ Line-Up
WASHINGTON, DC — RainmakersTV, the Seattle-based nonprofit interview and documentary media entity, has joined independent, non-commercial broadcaster MHz Networks’ prestigious channel line-up in the US.
Beginning in November 2012, viewers will be able to watch regular half-hour programs of RainmakersTV interviews with people making a positive impact around the world. The shows will include all originally-produced content by RainmakersTV from events, on-locations, and in its Seattle studio.
RainmakersTV shorts, excerpts from interviews, will also be seen nationally on MHz Worldview at various times throughout its programming line-up. These shorts will highlight specific actions from the people and organizations covered, in addition to longer form interviews.
“It’s equally important for MHz to show good stories of progress from around the world next to content from our premier international broadcast partners,” said Frederick Thomas, Chief Executive and Founder of MHz Networks. “Our viewers look toward the MHz brand to bring them the best access to global story-telling and information. This is a perfect fit.”
RainmakersTV was established to communicate stories of leadership, innovation, and social responsibility that inspire global transformation. It began airing in 2010 and has interviewed people supported by organizations such as international non-profit Global Impact, UN Foundation, Cherie Blair Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Nike, MasterCard Foundation, Hershey, the U.S. Department of State, and many more. The interviews highlight global activities in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, among other things.
“We are thrilled to be joining MHz’s impressive programming,” said Stan Emert, President of RainmakersTV. “Our founding premise is that there are many people directly engaging to tackle the world’s most difficult problems. We bring stories from all levels of the economic pyramid ”
Rainmakers content will reach over 35 million households throughout the U.S. via MHz Worldview broadcast and cable affiliates in:
Los Angeles-KCET; Chicago, IL-WYCC; San Francisco, CA-KCSM; Washington, DC-WNVC/MHz Networks; Tacoma-Seattle, WA-KBTC; Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, OH-WNEO/WEAO; Minneapolis, MN-MPS Cable; Miami, FL-WLRN; Denver, CO-KBDI; Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL-WCEU; Charlotte, NC-WTVI; Nashville, TN-WNPT; Salt Lake City, UT-UEN (statewide); Grand Rapids/ Kalamazoo/Beaver Creek, MI-WGVU; Spokane/Yakima, WA-KWSU/KTNW; New Orleans, LA-WLAE; Las Vegas, NV-Vegas PBS; Richmond, VA-WCVE; Flint, MI-WDCQ; Charleston, IL-WEIU; Plattsburgh, NY-Mountain Lake PBS (WCFE); Lansing, MI-LCC TV; Moline, IL (Quad Cities)-WQPT; Athens, OH-WOUB; Warrensburg, MO-KMOS; Topeka, KS-KTWU; Rochester-Austin, MN-KSMQ; Charlottesville, VA-WHTJ; St.Paul, MN-St. Paul Neighborhood Network; Stanford, CA-Stanford University Cable.
MHz Worldview also blankets the U.S. satellite footprint on DirecTV.
For more information, please visit www.mhznetworks.org.
About MHz Networks
MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international educational programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally‑minded audience.
MHz Networks broadcasts 12 distinct international television networks in the DC area, including: MHz Worldview DC, NHK World TV, CCTV, , RT Al Jazeera English, CCTV Documentary, France 24, RT Espanol, Arirang TV, ETV, VTV America, And MHz Worldview national. The channels are also carried by the region’s cable systems.
MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, presents fresh, relevant English-language international content including news, documentaries, cultural programming, dramas, films and mysteries, music and sports and features programs from around the world in more than 20 different languages. MHz Worldview is available locally in the Washington, DC, metro area as MHz Networks 1 via digital terrestrial broadcast, Comcast, Cox, RCN cable, and Verizon FiOS. The channel is also available locally via DirecTV and Dish Network.
MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. MHz has studio facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
A “rainmaker” — a recipient, an NGO, or a donor — is a person or organization who collaborates to work to overcome today’s greatest challenges. RainmakersTV will produce a documentary series established to communicate stories of leadership, innovation and social responsibility that inspire global transformation. Rainmakers also produces interview programs with those having global impact.
RainmakersTV NGO is a Washington-state nonprofit corporation with studio affiliations in Seattle, WA.