GMC, pact for content, ad sales


Gospel Music Channel (GMC), the nation’s #1 Christian/Gospel music television network, and announced a strategic partnership with, the world’s largest Christian social network and video sharing platform. The partnership includes ad sales, marketing and promotional efforts across all platforms that will give marketers access to the millions of faith-based consumers. GMC’s national advertising sales teams, based in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville, will oversee sales efforts for the new partnership, commencing immediately.

The partnership will enable GMC to deliver advertisers an online audience ranking in the top ten or 15 among all cable networks. GMC can be seen in 45 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224., formerly known as GodTube, posts 2009 average usage of 15 million monthly page views, 2.5 million monthly US unique visitors; and 5 million monthly video streams. GMC has been the fastest growing television network for two consecutive years and just passed 45 million homes nationwide. has become the #1 web site for Christian/Gospel music fans, delivering more than one million monthly page views.

GMC also announced that faith-based marketing expert and former vice president of marketing & business development for the Gospel Music Association, Gabriel Aviles, has been tapped to spearhead sales efforts for the combined partnership. Aviles will work in unity with Frontgate Media, which will continue to rep