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TBN’s PTC Seal of Approval Points the Way for Parents


Los Angeles, CA – (February 21, 2011) – Now more than ever before, it’s easy to understand why the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) – ranked number three in America, well ahead of other major network players – reaches 102 million American households. In the midst of recent Parents Television Council (PTC) allegations about other so-called youth network programming, TBN – the world’s largest religious broadcaster – continues to hold its head high and its PTC Entertainment Seal of Approval firmly under its belt.

Presented to outstanding networks, films, television shows, and DVDs that emphasize positive, pro-family values and do not contain sex, violence, or profanity, the PTC Seal of Approval award is especially significant in light of the PTC’s recent call for action against another youth network for pornographic programming, and the FCC's (Federal Communications Commission) ongoing commitment to enforcing broadcast decency laws.

“TBN is a passionate champion of broadcast decency,” says Paul Crouch, Jr., TBN's chief of staff. “It’s shocking what passes for youth programming on some networks, but TBN’s roster of shows is all about bringing family values back to broadcast media.”
TBN – along with its sister networks, JCTV and Smile of a Child Children’s TV Network (SMILE) – received the Entertainment Seal of Approval from the PTC in 2008 for its authentic, family-friendly cable network programming.

JCTV is the only faith-based entertainment network in the United States uniquely formatted for young adults. Running 24/7, its high-energy programs are both entertaining and inspirationally edgy. A lifestyle network exclusively devoted to a hip, spiritually minded young adults, JCTV offers a blend of Christian music videos, teen talk and reality shows, extreme sports, comedy, concerts, and more.

The only faith-based TV network of its kind, SMILE provides a wholesome blend of entertaining contemporary shows and classic kids favorites filled with timeless truths. Though there is plenty of programming on other networks for children, much of it is laden with questionable messages. SMILE’s programming is value-driven and instructional; it inspires children while re-enforcing the kind of solid values that help to shape young minds
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“We commend the TBN Networks for upholding the positive values that families hold dear,” says PTC president Tim Winter. “Our culture seems to grow ever more resistant to what is best for the family and this includes many broadcast and cable networks. The TBN networks stand out for their excellent programming that the entire family can watch and enjoy together.

About Trinity Broadcasting Network

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched and requested faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to viewers from a wide variety of denominations and backgrounds. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California, TBN now reaches every major continent via 78 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives millions of visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates ten networks, including the Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish language network, Smile of a Child children’s network, the Arabic language Healing Channel, and Nejat TV in Farsi. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org and www.tbnnetworks.com.




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