Conference goes to wide audience

The 168th Annual General Conference was carried to a wide audience. During the conference, 27 speakers - 25 General Authorities and two general auxiliary officers - delivered 32 addresses in five sessions.

All sessions were televised over the Church's satellite network to more than 3,200 stake centers and other meetinghouses throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. In addition, the four general sessions were transmitted via satellite to more than 1,300 cable television systems in the United States.Church units or homes in North America and Hawaii with proper TV satellite reception capabilities received the conference broadcasts in English, Spanish, French, German, Cambodian, Cantonese, Haitian, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Navajo, Portuguese, Samoan, Tongan and Vietnamese.

The Saturday and Sunday morning sessions were transmitted live to Europe; the priesthood session and Saturday afternoon session were transmitted on a delayed basis on Sunday, April 5. The Sunday morning Tabernacle Choir program, "Music and the Spoken Word," was transmitted live. Transmissions to Europe were in 11 languages to more than 150 stake and ward meetinghouses with downlink equipment in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.

Church units in areas of the world where the satellite and other transmissions were not available will receive videotapes of conference sessions through Church distribution centers located in 12 international areas of the Church.

All general sessions of the conference were provided to commercial television and radio stations and cable networks in the United States and Canada on a public-service basis. KSL-TV, Channel 5, in Salt Lake City, carried the four general sessions live and KBYU-TV, Channel 11, in Provo, Utah, carried the general sessions on a tape-delayed basis.

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