CNA is now in it's fourth month of full-time satellite broadcasting and already has touched many thousands, if not millions, of viewers. It is with a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving that we hear the many stories of those who have decided to follow Jesus because of what they have seen and heard on the channel.
These blessings do not come without a cost, however, and the CNA technical team has been working hard in spite of many technical challenges and difficulties. There have been a number of outages that have been caused by problems with our playout software that unfortunately has not kept pace with the direction and vision of CNA. We have already started researching our options to replace this key piece of our broadcasting solution with one that will not present these problems and does not have the limitations which we are currently experiencing. This is a big decision, and is both expensive and time consuming. The earliest we can envisage changing over completely to a new system will be in 3 months time. At that time our entire team will need to retrain on the new software. In the mean time will must continue to use our current software, managing its limitations as best we can.
At the same time, we continue to proceed in gathering content and working to make CNA an enjoyable yet challenging channel to watch, with content that will appeal to North African communities wherever they may be located. As we build relationships with various production partners, build our own production capacity, and continue to build and train our technical team, we will be able to continue following our broadcasting vision which includes increased depth and diversity in our programming. We welcome your comments and feedback as we move forward along this path.
CNA is still in a building phase, and will be so for some time, and we thank you for your patience, prayers and partnership with us in this common vision of reaching North Africa for Jesus.