Airing of the Beyond Today program began in selected areas in Canada on the Christian Television network at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21. (The Christian Television network is currently available only to Rogers digital cable subscribers in Ontario but will be expanded across Canada over the next several months.)
The Beyond Today television program also began on Vision TV at 11 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 21, on the West Coast. There is no adjustment for different time zones, so the program airs at 2 a.m. Monday, Eastern Daylight Savings time and at 3 a.m. in the Maritimes (3:30 a.m. in Newfoundland). Vision TV is available across Canada on cable and satellite.
Response for the very first showing was 15 calls from six provinces. “This is even better than what we had hoped for,” said Anthony Wasilkoff.
The Council of Elders passed a resolution May 11 allowing Beyond Today to be aired in Canada on a month-to-month basis as a market test. The resolution also stipulates that until the airing of Beyond Today has completed its research and development stage in the United States, airing the program in any other part of the world requires Council approval.