Global Christian Broadcast Leader TBN Impacting Uganda, Estonia, and Eastern Europe With Quality Faith-and-Family Television



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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: cmay@tbn.org Tel: 972-313-9500

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