Christian TV to bless UK with TBN on Freeview
DetailsEditor | 31 December 2014
In what it says will be one of the most significant moments in TV history, Trinity Broadcasting Network is to launch its new TBN service on the Freeview DTT network.
TBNWith 26 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks claims to be the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly films and children's programming via 85 satellite channels and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices, and though online video and on-demand platforms.
With the UK launch Trinity Broadcasting Network will bring 24-hour Christian programming to a combined total of approximately 26 million UK homes. TBN UK will aim to tap into what it believes is a 'dramatic' resurgence of interest in the Christian faith among younger generations throughout the UK, as churches reach out to a younger demographic through contemporary music, cutting-edge technology, and 'innovative' worship services.
"While TBN has been available in the UK through cable and satellite," explained TBN vice president Matthew Crouch, "this will be the first time that over 65 million individuals across the British Isles will have access to a broad range of faith-and-family programming 24 hours a day."
Crouch also revealed that the TBN UK project began almost two years ago when his father, the late TBN founder Paul Crouch Sr, signed an initiative to establish a Christian network in the UK, coinciding with the construction of a major, state-of-the-art TBN London studio. "This will be, by far, the biggest broadcast switch that TBN has ever thrown. In fact, the launch of TBN UK on Freeview Channel 65 will represent one of the single largest increases of faith television coverage in history."