Pagan Living TV Gains Mainstream Attention

screenshot of Pioneer Press story from 2/1/13

screenshot of Pioneer Press story from 2/1/13

Freshman venture Pagan Living TV captured attention from mainstream press in its first month on air. The Pioneer Press article noted that the show’s appeal reaches beyond Pagan audiences, reporting,”Todd Berntson’s 58-minute television show has been picked up by a handful of cable access stations around the country, from the St. Paul Neighborhood Network to stations in Spokane, Wash., and East Hampton, Mass.”

The first episode aired on January 4th of this year.

Comments Bernston about the new publicity, “It was nicely done. When I was first contacted by the reporter he wasn’t really sure that there was even a story there. But after I started talking about what we were ding and what this represented he actually started getting very interested.”

Bernston also says that Pagan Living TV sees no cash from stations picking up the program. “We are completely funded through our viewers. We don’t get paid for distribution like we would on a commercial channel.”

PaganLivingTV also launched a campaign to raise funds to upgrade their studio. The organization also has plans to expand distribution. “We have had some interest by a couple satellite stations so hopefully by March or April we will be on satellite dish and on Direct TV as well.”

Video: Coming Soon to Paganistan – Pagan Living TV

On Saturday September 16th, PaganLivingTV will host a dinner and bonfire fundraiser in Coon Rapids. Requested minimum donation is $25. Registration is available online through the PaganLivingTV website.

PaganLivingTV is very much in its start-up phase. Bernston states in this video that programming will not be available until January; volunteers are now training to use the equipment. At this time what programming will contain is unknown.

Note from Diana: this was filmed on a Flip camera. Editing did not work – probably because this reporter is really out of practice. Apologies.