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Global Christian Broadcast Leader TBN Impacting Uganda, Estonia, and
Eastern Europe With Quality Faith-and-Family Television
LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does a
small, low-power TV station in Southern California grow into the
largest faith-and-family broadcaster in the world? It happens step by
step, with faith, perseverance, and strategic partnership. Matthew
Crouch, Vice President of global religious television leader Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN), recalled that when his parents, Paul and
Jan Crouch, launched TBN in 1973, they had little idea the worldwide
impact their efforts would one day have. "All they knew was that God
had called them to build a Christian television outreach, and as He
opened doors they launched miracles stations, first across America,
and then overseas."
Today TBN covers the U.S. 24 hours a day with five faith-and-family
networks broadcasting on 37 full-power stations and every major cable
and satellite provider, reaching 100 million U.S. households. And
globally TBN is reaching over one billion potential viewers through a
broad spectrum of TBN networks and affiliates throughout Latin
America, Europe, Africa, and Asia - every inhabited continent.
TBN regularly highlights its many global networks and affiliates,
emphasizing the important role they play in the network's mission of
reaching the world with the gospel. Recently TBN shined its spotlight
on two national networks that are among its most seasoned and
effective international broadcast partners, Uganda's Lighthouse
Television in Eastern Africa, and Life TV Estonia in Eastern Europe.
"TBN has been privileged to partner with Uganda's Lighthouse
Television and Life TV Estonia for several years as they have
broadcast life-changing programming to viewers throughout their
respective countries," said Mr. Crouch. "They are both stellar
examples of the types of strategic partnerships TBN has enjoyed over
the years as we have expanded around the world."
Launched in 1997 with the help of TBN founder Paul Crouch, Uganda's
Lighthouse Television broadcasts from the capital city of Kampala,
reaching more than 15 million households and potential viewers across
Uganda on both terrestrial and cable platforms. The network offers
viewers a broad mix of TBN's most popular ministry programs,
family-friendly movies, shows for kids, and exciting music and
programs for teens and young adults. With the addition of programming
from popular Uganda pastors, regional gospel music shows, and even
local children's programming, Lighthouse Television combines an
international focus with a distinct Ugandan flavor that has made it
one of the most popular television networks in the country.
Estonia's Life TV began very modestly in 1995 as a tiny television
station reaching out to a few thousand Russian speaking individuals in
a small neighborhood in Tallinn, Estonia's capital city. Today through
the partnership of TBN, Life TV Estonia has grown into two powerful
networks reaching a potential of over 100 million viewers - one
network covering the nation of Estonia through cable broadcast with
entertaining and inspirational programming in both Estonian and
Russian; the other reaching tens of millions of viewers throughout
Russia and Eastern Europe via satellite with faith-and-family
programming in the Russian language.
"Like TBN, both Life TV and Lighthouse Television began as small local
stations offering Christian programming to a few thousand viewers,"
noted Matthew Crouch. "Today these strong TBN partners are reaching
many millions of viewers in their own countries and far beyond with
impacting television that is changing individuals, communities, and
nations. They are representative of the many valuable global
partnerships TBN has forged in its forty-plus years of broadcasting
the gospel message around the world."
About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks With 28 networks and
growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the
world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad
range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family
friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young
adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites
and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most
popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and
other mobile devices, and over 22,000 hours of entertaining and
inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative
online network, iTBN.org . To find out more about the Trinity
Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org .
Media Contact Colby May E-Mail: email@example.com Tel: 972-313-9500
SOURCE Trinity Broadcasting Network
/Web Site: http://www.tbn.org
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