Nov 14, 2017
LifeStyleTV, a privately-owned television station based in Sweden, broke ground on November 5 to start the development of a brand-new television studio. Claus Nybo, the founder and director of the station, sees this as another miracle in the life of the station that has been airing Seventh-day Adventist programming 24/7 since January 2006. With all the necessary building permits in hand, this is the beginning of a new and important chapter in the history of the station.
The new 950-square meter studio, slated to be inaugurated in August 2018, will give LifeStyleTV the possibility of producing a greater variety of programming than has been possible in the tiny studio, the living room of a domestic dwelling, out of which the station has been operating for the past 12 years.
In his opening remarks at the ground-breaking ceremony, Nybo reminded those present that LifeStyleTV has always been a faith project totally dependent on God. “When God calls us, we may not have everything we need, but God will provide,” he said.
Representatives of the three Scandinavian unions, the Trans-European Division [TED] and lay-people who have worked hard to realize the vision behind LifeStyleTV, were all present at the ground-breaking ceremony.
In his speech to the audience at the ceremony, Victor Hulbert, communication and media director for the Adventist Church in the Trans-European region, expressed gratitude for the significant contribution LifeStyleTV has been giving in transmitting the gospel to the public in Scandinavia. “Technology has changed, but the message remains the same,” said Hulbert emphasizing, “We must focus on mission.” His hope is that this expansion will allow mission to grow and more lives to be touched in a continuum from the presenter in the studio through to the church door and beyond.