Three TBN Networks Awarded Prestigious PTC Seal
Trinity Broadcasting Network, along with two of its youth networks, has received the prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval from the Parents Television Council. The PTC Seal, which recognizes quality entertainment appropriate for all members of the family, was awarded to the entire programming schedule on three different TBN Network channels, including Smile of a Child, for children 2-12; JCTV, the only faith-based entertainment channel in the nation for 13-29 year-olds and TBN, America's most-watched and most requested faith-based channel.
"I congratulate (TBN Networks) on this recognition," said Dan York, AT&T's executive vice president of content. "We're proud to offer Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), JCTV and Smile of a Child on AT&T U-verseSM TV as part of our market-leading, family-oriented programming package, U-family. We are committed to delivering quality programming options to parents and their families, and TBN networks make a great addition to our channel lineup."
With more than a million members, the nonpartisan Parents Television Council is one of the most respected educational organizations in the U.S. For more than a dozen years, the PTC has worked with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors to promote responsible entertainment, particularly when children are watching.
Bob Higley, TBN's vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, believes the PTC award is particularly significant in light of recent FCC rulings and fines. "Any time one of TBN's channels is on, both programmers and parents can rest easy," he said. Higley also noted that since all TBN channels are aired commercial-free, another common source of viewer complaints is completely eliminated.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, says the awarding of three PTC seals to one organization is noteworthy. "We know that PTC holds the bar high, so their recognition of the TBN Network, plus JCTV and Smile of a Child is a remarkable milestone," he said.
TBN, Smile of a Child and JCTV are three of five digital TBN Networks channels available to programmers free of all licensing fees. Launch incentives may be available to qualified service providers in some markets. To speak to a representative, call the national cable affiliate office at 972-313-9500.