LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The face of Christian television is changing, and you can get a close-up view of what that looks like at iTBN, the innovative online faith-and-family network from Christian television leader Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Launched in 2011, the web-based viewing experience combines live access to the most popular global faith networks with over 27,000 hours of on-demand inspirational and entertaining content that appeals to every viewer demographic.
"It's no secret that people aren't sitting down in front of big-box living room televisions like they did when TBN was launched 41 years ago," noted TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch. "With computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets, iPads, and other electronic devices, there are a vast array of options in how and where we watch our favorite shows, movies, and other content. TBN launched iTBN to give busy individuals and families the power to access the best Christian networks and on-demand faith content both at home and on the go wherever they are."
In addition to giving viewers 24-7 live access to several TBN global networks and affiliates — including TBN's flagship network; the Smile of a Child kids channel; TBN's Church Channel; its JUCE youth network; the Enlace Hispanic channel; and several networks in Russian, Arabic, Farsi, and Italian — iTBN also offers a nearly unlimited treasure trove of on-demand inspirational programming, including:
– Up-to-date programs from TBN's most popular ministry partners, like Joseph Prince, Joel Osteen, David Jeremiah, Kenneth Copeland, T.D. Jakes, and many more.
– Episodes of some of the most exciting and innovative shows on Christian television, such as TBN's award-winning music and talk show Praise the Lord, Treasures: True Life Stories, Travel the Road, Drive Thru History, and Creation in the 21st Century.
– The best in popular classic and recent faith-and-family movies, including Facing the Giants, Carman: The Champion, Faith Like Potatoes, Hidden Secrets, China Cry, The Omega Code, and The Cross and the Switchblade, to name just a few.
iTBN also features on-demand, entertaining, educational, and inspiring programming just for children; relevant talk, cutting edge music, reality, and extreme sports shows for teens; a wide variety of Christian documentary programming; health and fitness; uplifting holiday shows; and a lot more.
And with iTBN viewers can watch clips of specific speakers, authors, musicians, and others who have appeared both recently and over the years on TBN programs, as well as search for programs on specific faith and life issues they are interested in knowing more about.
Matthew Crouch said that TBN's popular app for smart phones, iPads, and tablets has introduced Christian television and TBN's broad range of on-demand content to a whole new generation of viewers. "When my parents Paul and Jan Crouch launched TBN back in 1973, satellite and cable were the emerging technologies," he said. "Today, computer, electronic, and broadcast technologies are changing almost overnight, and we are challenged to keep current with these latest innovations in order to meet the needs of our audience."
He added, however, that "what doesn't change is the message of hope and healing through Jesus Christ. And at TBN our mission remains the same as when we first went on the air — to use every means available to take that message to every corner of the earth."
Colby May, E-Mail: [email protected]; Tel: 972-313-9500
SOURCE Trinity Broadcasting Network