LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2007) --- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest faith and family-friendly network group, has reached an agreement with Hong Kong-based Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) to air TBN’s group of faith-based networks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
“A major window of opportunity has been opened so that we will be able to broadcast our programming on ABS into the Asia-Pacific region,” said Dr. Paul Crouch, Sr., TBN’s founder and president. “This golden opportunity will open up TBN’s broadcast services to more of that part of the world known as the “1040 Window” -- so that billions more people can have the hope and joy that the good news of our programming can bring to their lives.”
TBN’s networks will be distributed throughout the Asia-Pacific region extending from Mongolia to the south of Thailand and across Eastern Europe, Asia and Japan, reaching a potential audience of several billion viewers. Those exclusive networks include:
-- TBN Flagship Network, 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 people in a wide variety of denominations. (www.tbn.org)
-- JCTV, a fully 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. (www.jctv.org)
-- 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. (www.thechurchchannel.org)
-- 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. (www.smileofachildtv.org)
ABS’ agreement with TBN will bring faith-based broadcasting to the most populated area of the world. “We look forward to partnering with TBN to expand the distribution of their channels across Asia, focusing on key markets such as Thailand and India through DTH and CATV distribution,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS. “We are very excited to include TBN in our growing neighborhood of free-to-air channels on our high-powered Ku-band platform.”
"For over 33 years, under the guidance of Dr. Crouch, TBN has beamed wholesome family and Christian programming to the nation and the world,” says Terry Hickey, Vice President, International Relations. "Our partnership with ABS allows TBN to reach deep within the Asia-Pacific rim with the Gospel.”
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith network. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California, TBN now reaches every major continent via 54 satellites and more than 12,500 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly.