The film producers behind the Christian documentary series “American Gospel” announced they will be launching their own streaming service later this fall.
The producers introduced their new product in a statement Friday, saying the service will be named AGTV. It will feature “biblically-centered teaching” from a variety of resources, in addition to original shows and their two American Gospel films.
“This is the riskiest thing we’ve ever done, but it will be the best way to get timely content to our supporters and provide like-minded material from filmmakers and ministries we trust,” Director Brandon Kimber said. “Everything on the network will tie in some way to our existing or future films.”
Kimber will serve as president and CEO of the new streaming service, which is scheduled to launch two days before Thanksgiving on Nov. 24. AGTV will feature both a free section and a premium section for under $5.99 a month.
According to the announcement, the “free content will be provided by partners from Ligonier Ministries, Red Grace Media, Living Waters, The G3 Conference and White Horse Inn.”
Kimber is currently in the middle of negotiations with “additional ministries,” the announcement added.
Regarding the premium or paid portion of the service, the first two American Gospel films, Christ Alone and Christ Crucified, will be available. In addition, extended versions of both films will be “formed into episodes with hours of additional round-table discussions, answering common questions, and objections.”
Original programs exclusive to AGTV will be added to the platform alongside other movies that have yet to be announced. Subscribers will also receive coupons for $5.99 a month off at the company’s online DVD store, Sovereign Entertainment. This will allow members to “recoup their subscription fees” when purchasing DVDs.
“We’re especially excited that the service will be accessible worldwide – only being geo-blocked in Indonesia, China, and North Korea,” Kimber added.
American Gospel premiered its first film, Christ Alone, in 2018. It investigated “how the prosperity gospel has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad,” the film’s official description reads.
The following year, American Gospel released its second film, Christ Crucified. The production company’s sophomore film “explores how the paths of post-modernism and progressive Christianity lead to a different gospel, and a god created in our own image.”
A portion of each film can be viewed on American Gospel’s YouTube Channel. Additional details for AGTV will be released in the near future. For further information, sign up on a waiting list at WatchAGTV.com.