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Recent Announcements for 2013



LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2013) — The news out of Syria and Egypt has been bleak the past several months. Conflict, violence, destruction, and death have continued non-stop in these Middle East hot spots as religious and political factions fight it out in bloody clashes, while the rest of the world looks on in alarm.




Global Christian television leader Trinity Broadcasting Network continues to donate thousands of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite dishes in key areas around the world, enabling individuals, families, and communities without access to cable or traditional broadcast television to receive TBN's 24-hour life-changing programming. “There are literally hundreds of millions of people throughout the earth who have little or no access to the blessing of television that we take for granted,” said TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch. “Several years ago we realized that by installing these inexpensive DTH satellite dishes in areas where other broadcast options were limited, we could take Christian programming to large numbers of people at one time.”


If global saturation is any indication of the impact of a religious media outreach, then count TBN Russia, the Eastern European affiliate of Christian television giant Trinity Broadcasting Network, a certifiable success story. Since TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch first contracted with officials in St. Petersburg to launch a small local station there in the early 1990s, the Russian outreach has grown into a global Christian broadcasting powerhouse with an expanding stable of channels that includes its flagship TBN Russia network; Smile of a Child Russia, a Russian language version of TBN's popular kid's network; Juce, TBN Russia's youth channel; and TBN Baltia, broadcasting to Europe's Baltic region.



Enlace, Trinity Broadcasting Network's global Spanish-language Christian television affiliate, is expanding its reach throughout Central and South America with the introduction of a special, inexpensive decoder-receiver that will allow cable companies throughout the region to provide viewers with Enlace free of charge. Enlace president Jonas Gonzalez Jr. said that the network has committed to purchasing approximately 1,500 of the receivers at a cost of around $50 per unit, providing them to cable providers who have agreed to offer Enlace, one of Latin America's most popular television networks, to their viewers at no charge.


Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's most-watched faith channel, and the Miracle Channel, Canada's premier Christian television network, have announced a major partnership agreement that will allow the two broadcasters to share their most popular programs as well as collaborate on an innovative new weekly Christian show.


Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster with 24-plus networks and affiliates airing Christian television on every inhabited continent, announced that it is partnering with Christian leaders in Pakistan to expand the broadcast outreach of the nation's only Christian network, Jesus Christ Television.



Europe is a hot spot of exciting activity for Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest Christian broadcaster with 24 global networks touching every inhabited continent. The network recently added seven full-power stations in Spain, a major hub for TBN Europe, and is in the final stages of construction on a state-of-the-art studio in London, TBN's other European network center.


As Trinity Broadcasting Network celebrates forty years as a trailblazer in faith and family television, leaders and legislators from around the nation are weighing in with their own congratulations. Among them is the State Senate of Hawaii, which passed an official resolution commending TBN on the historic milestone and noting the importance of the network's broadcast presence throughout the state. Noting that TBN is the largest Christian broadcaster in the world with 20-plus global networks and 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide, the resolution acknowledges TBN's impacting presence across the Big Island, as well as on Oahu and Maui.


Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's premier Christian broadcaster, announced that several programs airing on TBN's Smile of a Child kid's channel and the JCTV youth channel have been nominated for coveted Crown Awards, presented annually by International Christian Visual Media (ICVM). Each year ICVM, an organization of Christian visual media professionals, presents the Crown Awards to recognize the best in films and videos that reflect Christian values to a secular world.



When Trinity Broadcasting Network first signed on the air May 28, 1973, on a tiny, barely functioning low-power station we had recently acquired in Southern California, my wife, Jan, and I had no idea how to “do” Christian television. There were no models, no guide books, no marketing experts to tell us what viewers wanted or would watch. In fact, we weren't even sure anyone would tune in! All we knew was that God had called us to use the medium of television to be a part of fulfilling His great commission, to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” So we began, with one borrowed camera, a shower curtain for a backdrop, two folding chairs — and hearts full of faith that God would bless our efforts


Nearly 25 years ago in the bustling Central American city of San Jose, Costa Rica, Dr. Paul Crouch, founder of Christian television giant Trinity Broadcasting Network, stepped alongside a Latin American businessman and minister who was struggling to get his own Christian television station on the air. The miracle that grew out of that divinely inspired partnership has become part of TBN's 40-year legacy, as the tiny, fledgling Spanish-language TV station has grown into the world's largest Latino Christian broadcasting network Enlace, which reaches all of North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of western Europe and Northern Africa with 24-hour Christian television for the entire family.



George Beverly Shea once said that he was grateful “for the opportunity to sing a little song before that man speaks.” That man, of course, was Dr. Billy Graham, and Mr. Shea was destined to be Billy Graham's featured soloist for over 65 years, his rich baritone becoming synonymous with such sacred classics as “Just As I Am,” “I'd Rather Have Jesus,” and the song he introduced to American audiences in 1957, “How Great Thou Art.”