Celebrated Televangelist Robert Schuller Named Chairman of FamilyNet TV

Schuller to Become Face of FamilyNet TV With Commercials, Promos and PSAs, America's Trusted Faith & Values Network to Spin Out from ComStar Media

Mar 23, 2011, 13:26 ET from ComStar Media

DALLAS, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ComStar Media, the parent company of AmericanLife TV Network (ALN), FamilyNet TV, and FamilyNet Radio, today announced that FamilyNet will spin out from ComStar Media and that Robert A. Schuller will become both the Chairman and the face of FamilyNet Television.

The move comes on the heels of the recent successful launch of two FamilyNet initiatives – the launch of FamilyNet HD TV and the R2G movies launch featuring blockbuster movies edited by the studios.  FamilyNet will spin off from its parent company ComStar Media.

"I look forward to returning to television on a regular basis," said Robert Schuller, Chairman of FamilyNet Television.  FamilyNet is the perfect vehicle to realize my vision for changing the face of Christian television into a sustainable business model.

An ordained minister, Robert is the only son of Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller and Arvella Schuller, and also the best-selling author of Possibility Living and Walking in Your Own Shoes.  During his tenure at the megachurch, Robert managed a $60 million annual budget with over 600 employees and kept the ministry on a solid financial footing.

"I'm delighted to have collaborated with Robert on this project," said Chris Wyatt, CEO of ComStar. "I look forward to seeing the execution of Robert's vision for FamilyNet and am confident the new programming will enhance its rich heritage as America's premier faith and values network."

About FamilyNet Television

FamilyNet is America's premier faith and values television network.  The network reaches over 25 million television households nationally through FamilyNet TV, FamilyNet HD and FamilyNet Radio.  For more information about FamilyNet, visit www.familynet.com

About ComStar Media

ComStar Media is a technology and media company that distributes family entertainment through Internet television and mobile platforms to over 15 million US households each day.

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SOURCE ComStar Media