Bridges TV Grows in Rapid Response to Viewer Demand

April 19, 2006

Source: Tonawanda News/CNHI News Service

On April 19, 2006 CNHI News Service reported, "Tucked in the back of a complex of small warehouses, Bridges TV doesn’t look like much. A small sign tacked to the front door is the only sign of life visible from outside Studio V. A couple tiny offices branch off the main hallway inside, which leads the visitor to a cavernous garage. A small lounge is set up to the left, with a couple computers and a diminutive sound station along the wall being the only proof that this [is] the home to a burgeoning TV station. Muzzammil Hassan started the Muslim lifestyle network in late 2004, reaching only 10,000 homes through premium cable subscriptions. With the addition of several cable and satellite providers in the Midwest, Texas, Canada and Florida, Bridges TV will soon be seen in 1 million homes. Carriers including WOW! Cable, Buckeye Cable and Rogers Cable of Canada will offer the network on its basic packages, allowing for that jump... the network hopes to be in 2 million homes by the end of this year, and he thinks there’s market for it."