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TBN Launches in Dallas with USDTV
Five TBN Christian Networks to be Carried on All-Digital, Low-Cost Wireless TV Alternative to Cable
(DALLAS, TX) -- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) announced it will distribute its five digital Christian networks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through U.S. Digital Television (USDTV). USDTV is a new low-cost alternative to cable that enables subscribers to receive all of TBN’s channels “over the air” through a standard VHF/UHF antenna connected to a digital USDTV set-top box.
“We are pleased to enable Dallas/Fort Worth subscribers to receive all of TBN’s channels, along with our family-friendly package of leading cable networks and local channels,” said Steve Lindsley, Chief Executive Officer of USDTV. “Our channel lineup is designed for value-oriented families who are tired of paying for channels they never watch and don’t want coming into their homes.”
The five TBN channels USDTV will feature in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are:
TBN Flagship Network, America’s most watched faith channel. TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic, and Messianic Jewish denominations. Programming includes gospel music concerts, informative talk shows, contemporary music videos, positive and fun-filled programs for children, health and fitness shows, news and information, and uplifting worship services from American’s premier churches.
JCTV, a new digital network geared for teens and young adults. JCTV features round-the-clock cutting edge Christian music videos, reality and game shows, relevant talk programs, comedy, extreme sports, and much more.
TBN Enlace USA, America’s premier Spanish language faith network. TBN Enlace brings viewers the best inspirational programs from Latin America and the most popular programs from TBN all in Spanish -- 24 hours a day.
The Church Channel, the only network featuring America’s most popular church services from a wide variety of Protestant and Catholic congregations – broadcast 24 hours a day. The Church Channel brings many of America’s most well-known and respected pastors and church leaders right into the homes of viewers at more convenient times throughout the week.
Smile of a Child TV, TBN’s latest network addition. Smile of a Child TV features 24-hour faith-based programming that parents can trust for their children.
Bob Higley, TBN’s Vice President of Cable and Satellite Relations, noted that USDTV is offering eight faith channels to subscribers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. “TBN is proud to provide five of those channels,” said Higley. “Today, more families are concerned about what their children watch on TV. The USDTV programming is a very family- friendly package of television networks. We’re pleased that USDTV has placed such a priority on the family television viewing experience.”
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to viewers in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 47 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. TBN’s website receives more than 25 million visitors monthly. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org.
U.S. Digital Television was formed in 2003 as the first “over-the-air” terrestrial digital subscription TV service in the United States, offering a low-cost alternative to cable. The service is broadcast “over the air” to customers through the digital signals of the company’s local station partners for $19.95 a month. The USDTV set-top box incorporates a digital tuner and allows subscribers to receive all the local and national broadcast programming from networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with many leading cable networks such as Fox News Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, Discovery, TLC, The Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, HGTV, The Food Channel, and Starz. The USDTV service averages 30 all-digital channels per market and enables viewers to receive high-definition pictures and surround sound, when available from their local broadcast stations. U.S. Digital Television, LLC was formed in 2005 with investments from Fox Television Stations, Inc., Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., LIN TV Corp., McGraw Hill Broadcasting, Morgan Murphy Stations, and Telcom DTV, LLC. The company currently serves subscribers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, and Las Vegas. USDTV is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.usdtv.com
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