Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa Sunday opened the Hope Channel Malawi TV which was awarded licence by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
Speaking at the official opening function in Blantyre, Nankhumwa commended the Seventh Day Adventist Church for the state of the art studios that the TV station is using.
Nakhumwa also commended the Church for the role it plays in complimenting Government development efforts in the country.
Hope Channel Malawi TV that is run and operated by the Adventist Church is using digital broadcasting equipment way ahead of the world wide 17 June 2015 deadline.
There are nearly 400,000 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Malawi out of a population of 16 million.
The number of adherents is estimated to be nearly one million.
The denomination has had an eight percent annual growth rate in recent years, about four times the rate in North America.
It has 2,846 local congregations and operates 19 community health clinics, six secondary schools and two hospitals, Blantyre Adventist Hospital and Adventist Health Center Lilongwe. An Adventist publishing house and seminary are also located in the country.