For over 42 years TBN has been the largest global faith and family television network, with 30 television networks featured on over 5000 television stations across 88 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. TBN has the largest global footprint of any television network across both the secular and non-secular broadcast markets.
It is with great excitement that TBN returns to DStv channel 343 this March.
The board of Trinity Broadcasting Networks International recently announced the re-launch of TBN back onto the MultiChoice platform following huge demand, over the last year, from viewers and programmers across South Africa and Africa. Matthew Crouch, Chairman of Trinity Broadcasting Networks International, said “This short period of not broadcasting TBN on DSTV in South Africa and Africa is unimaginable, due to the fact that the Lord placed a big vision for Africa in my father’s heart (the late Dr Paul Crouch Snr.), to begin a Christian broadcast centre in the old Ciskei back in 1986. TBN has always been part of the Christian fabric of Africa and as we re-launch TBN in March 2016, it will mark a significant 30 years for TBN of broadcasting the Gospel in Africa.”
Matthew Crouch and Ps. Ray McCauley (Founder and Senior Pastor of Rhema Ministries & Rhema TV) met in early 2015 and entered into an agreement that would see the Kingdom of God impacted and expanded into its most exciting era for Christian media and Christian television in Africa. It was agreed that the best way to achieve this would be to unite efforts and have Rhema’s MultiChoice broadcast license cancelled and for TBN to obtain a new independent license with MultiChoice. TBN in Africa would therefore carry the Rhema TV content and be in relationship to help enable Christian ministry media development across South Africa and Africa.
TBN Africa will therefore launch on 4 March 2016 on DSTV channel 343, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the very best in local and international faith and family programmes.
Although the TBN in Africa channel and operation will be entirely independent of all ministries and Christian organisations in regards to ownership, operations and leadership of the Network, it will work in close relationship with many South African and African ministries across many denominations to help develop new emerging ministries and create a platform for the very best in ministry and worship from the continent.
TBN in Africa is redefining Christian television and leading the way into a new exciting era of authentic credible Christian broadcasting, with an unrivalled selection of the best African and international Christian ministry, lifestyle, music, youth shows, children’s entertainment, documentaries, movies and much more.
We invite our ministry friends, loyal TBN viewers and Christian media friends to not only support but also take part in this new journey of Christian broadcasting, as we bring a stronger, bigger and better than ever before TBN back, to every heart and home across South Africa and Africa. Together we will see lives changed, as we glorify the Name of Jesus!