If on February 18th you wake up
and TBN is no longer available
on your current TV set, don’t
panic! TBN did not go away;
we have simply switched to
our new digital channel.
If you’ll follow one of these three
steps, you’ll not only receive
TBN, but four of our other
networks: The Church Channel,
Smile of a Child kid’s programming,
the JCTV youth network, and
Enlace for our Spanish speaking
brothers and sisters.
For more information go to the
TBN website at: www.TBN.org and look for
the “DTV Answers” banner, or click on the
“Don’t Lose Your TBN Signal” banner.
For those who don’t have internet access, we
offer the following telephone numbers.
• To buy a converter box: (800) 711-2001
• To apply for your $40 coupons from the
government: (888) 388-2009
1. Buy a new TV set with a digital
tuner already installed.
I have seen brand new flat screen TV sets
with the digital tuner built in for under
$300. This is one of the easiest ways to keep
receiving TBN over the air, but many cannot
afford a new set at this time, so read on…
2. Subscribe to a satellite or
This would obviously involve a monthly fee
of $40 to $100 depending on the provider.
TBN is available on both Dish Network and
DirectTV and 90% of the cable systems, so
check before you sign up. Also know that
Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-verse offer all five
of the TBN networks, but are only available
in limited areas. Check either one of their
websites for more information:
www.verizon.com/fiostv or www.att.com/uverse
3. Buy a digital converter box.
This is is the most economical way to keep
receiving TBN on your older analog TV set.
These boxes sell for between $60 to $100,
and the government will provide you with
a $40 coupon that can be applied to help
defray the cost (limit two per household).
These boxes receive the new TBN digital
signals over the air and convert them to
analog for older TV sets. Also know that
you may need a new antenna depending on
where you live and how close you are to one
of our transmitters.
Another helpful website to determine if you
actually live under the pattern of one of our
digital transmitters and what type of antenna
you need is: www.antennaweb.org.