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Smile of a Child Launches New Season of Wholesome, Kid-Friendly Movies

What’s better than a cozy evening of entertaining and uplifting movies the whole family can enjoy? The folks at Smile of a Child, the 24-hour channel for kids of all ages, know how challenging it can be for moms, dads, and grandparents to find the kinds of videos that... »more

New Shows, Viewer Favorites Keep Smile of a Child Number One for Wholesome Kid’s TV

While they may not know it, December 25, 2005 was a special date for kids all over the world. It was on that Christmas Day that Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian network and America’s favorite faith-and-family channel, launched Smile of a Child, the 24-hour network dedicated to... »more

Only One Children’s Channel Receives Rare Commendation from Parents’ Group

It’s a young network, both in the age of its viewers and its time on the air, but it’s racking up accolades from parents and a well-known organization that stalwartly represents them.

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TBN's Children, Youth Channels Stand Out Among Emerging Networks

They're the foundation of today's television broadcast landscape, the nearly unlimited array of "emerging" or niche networks that run the broad spectrum of channel lineups across America. Over the past ten years scores of special-interest channels have popped up on cable and satellite channel offerings to meet an ever-growing demand... »more


Smile of a Child

In the nearly five years since Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) launched Smile of a Child, its exclusive 24-hour channel just for kids, the cable industry has begun to realize how much parents want quality programming they can trust for their children. Other networks have sprung up in the last year or two offering a broad range of entertaining and educational shows for kids. But none has been able to out-perform Smile of a Child in its focused mission of providing the best in kids programming that not only entertains and educates, but enforces the moral and spiritual values that a majority of parents want their children to embrace.

With research showing rising dissatisfaction among parents at the amount of programming airing on television that is inappropriate for children, Smile of a Child has become the go-to network moms and dads trust their kids to watch throughout the day. Brenda Rossman, Smile of a Child TV's programming director, said efforts to ensure that every program meets TBN’s high standard of both quality and content have paid off.

"Many moms and dads think of Smile of a Child as a 'safe zone' for their kids," explained Rossman. They’ve told me how grateful they are that they don't have to keep one eye on the TV and a finger on the remote out of concern for what might pop up on the screen."

That's because from day one the team at Smile of a Child has successfully combined the best in kids shows, movies, and specials that have been produced over the past few years with exclusive programming that can only be seen on Smile of a Child.

In fact, Smile of a Child has done such a good job at providing the programming moms and dads want their children to watch, that the Parents Television Council (PTC), one of the nation’s most respected media watchdog groups, has presented the network with its prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval for providing viewers with programming that is consistently wholesome and family-friendly.

"Smile of a Child is all about family values and wholesome entertainment," said Bob Higley, Vice President of Cable and Satellite Relations for TBN. "Parents will never have to worry about their children becoming confused, upset, or frightened by something they see on the network, and programming executives can rest easy concerning FCC fines or potential backlash from angry or offended subscribers."

Surveys show that viewers across the board value the clean, faith-and-value-based programming Smile of a Child has to offer. Studies from Beta Research, a leader in media polling, found that the network is sparking high interest among cable and satellite customers, with one Beta Research survey showing that nearly 73 percent of all viewers ages 18 to 49, and 70 percent of viewers ages 25 to 54, were very interested in receiving Smile of a Child.

And because Smile of a Child is the only 24-hour inspirational channel on cable or satellite television devoted entirely to children, its popularity among families across America continues to grow. "Every day new parents are discovering what we have to offer their kids," noted Rossman. "And they’re saying a huge ‘Yes!’ to quality kids programming through Smile of a Child TV."

Check out Smile of a Child’s official website at www.smileofachild.tv.

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