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LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Trinity Broadcasting Network gears up for its 40th anniversary in 2013, it is celebrating a major milestone in its rich history. Bob, Higley, TBN's Vice President for Cable and Satellite Relations, announced that as of June the network now has a total of 93 million cable and satellite subscribers nationwide.
"In the highly competitive world of cable and satellite television, this is a significant achievement," said Higley. "What began as a small UHF station broadcasting a few hours a week in Southern California back in 1973, has become the nation's go-to Christian network, delivering faith-and-family programming 24 hours a day to 93 million homes across America."
Higley noted that From DirecTV and Dish Network, to Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Charter, AT&T U-Verse, and Verizon FiOS, every major cable and satellite provider in the U.S. include TBN in their channel offerings. "We want to thank all of our cable and satellite affiliates that made this milestone possible," he said.
In addition, TBN's full-power stations in 35 major markets across the U.S. cover nearly 49 million households, providing 24-hour access to TBN's top five digital channels: TBN's flagship network, the nation's most watched and most requested faith channel; Smile of a Child, for children ages two through twelve; JCTV, for young adults ages 13 through 29; the Church Channel, featuring many of America's top inspirational authors and speakers; and Enlace, offering the best of faith programming from Latin America and the U.S., all in Spanish.
Dr. Paul Crouch, TBN's founder and President, pointed out that through the combination of cable, satellite, and broadcast, over 100 million households across America now have access to TBN programming 24 hours a day. "When you factor in TBN's presence on every inhabited continent via television and the Internet, it is no stretch to say that over one billion people across the globe are able to tune it one of our 18 networks at any given moment," he said. "That's a miracle we thank God for every day."