New Kid`s Television Network Debuts December 24th

Released on = December 26, 2005, 9:43 am

Press Release Author = Dave Bohon
WDC Media

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = LOS ANGELES --- There's a new kid on the block in children's
television. On Christmas Eve, December 24th, the Smile of a Child Television Network
will \"sign on\" and begin offering quality Christian Children's programming 24 hours
per day. The brand new addition to Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) family of
Christian television is the special project of Jan Crouch, co-founder of TBN. \"This
wonderful new network is really an extension of the vision God gave me for our whole
Smile of a Child ministry,\" explained Jan -\"to pour the love of God into the hearts
and lives of children all over the world. Television is a perfect tool to do that.\"

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With the help of her husband, TBN co-founder Paul Crouch, as well as some key
ministry partners, Jan started Smile of a Child several years ago as a vehicle to
reach out to hurting and needy children throughout the world. \"It began simply with
providing dolls to poverty-stricken children in Haiti,\" she explained. \"It's grown
to taking many thousands of toys to children all over the globe, as well as
providing needed medical care through building hospitals in places like Haiti and
Costa Rica. And now we've added the powerful medium of television to take Smile of
a Child to countless thousands more precious children.\"

Brenda Rossman, programming director for the Smile of a Child Network, said parents
have been waiting for the type of television programming that will both entertain as
well as morally instruct their children during their formative years. \"There's
certainly been no shortage of educational children's TV programs,\" said Rossman.
\"And parents have been grateful for it. But the Smile of a Child Network takes it a
step further and adds the crucial element of spiritual instruction that will really
bear fruit in the lives of children for many years to come.\"

Rossman explained that Jan Crouch, as well as everyone else involved in this labor
of love, are committed to bringing the best moral and biblical teachings to children
through fun and constructive television. \"Parents can rest assured that Smile of a
Child will be completely free of the violence and crude humor that unfortunately has
crept into many of today's children's shows,\" said Rossman. \"This new and innovative
network is all about helping children develop positive social and spiritual skills
at a young age.\"

Among the creative and original programming airing on the Smile of a Child Network
will be:

Kingdom Adventure, an award-winning children's fantasy series that combines charming
puppets and clever animation in a setting of adventure where right is right, wrong
is wrong, and good wins over evil! Each exciting episode is rich in spiritual values
and biblical themes.

Gina D's Kids Club, an exciting new educational series for preschoolers ages two
through six. Programs will entertain, amuse, and delight young viewers through a
combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation.

BJ's Teddy Bear Club & Bible Stories, a stimulating and imaginative program designed
to educate and entertain while introducing young children to colors, letters,
numbers - and special stories right out of the Bible! The star of the show is BJ
(Bearsheba J. Bear), a loveable animated teddy bear who takes the children on an
unforgettable journey through the Bible.

Retro News: A Blast from the Past, a fast-paced magazine-style show especially for
kids age nine to twelve. From their virtual news room teen journalists bring
significant, interesting, and humorous historic events to life with actual news
footage. Special features like \"Spiritual Heroes\" introduce young viewers to the
characters and events that helped shaped world history. With these young reporters
as guides, viewers will laugh and be entertained while they learn history.

Maralee Dawn & Friends, a refreshing series that takes an imaginative approach to
Christian and value-based children's programming. Each episode is packed with
original songs, amazing stories, and much more! Ventriloquist Maralee Dawn and her
unique puppet characters captivate the imagination of young viewers with adventures
to exotic places, encounters with unusual creatures, and creative interactive
projects. Parents will be delighted to find their children devouring the character
values and adopting them into their daily lives!

\"The Smile of a Child Television Network is right on the leading edge of new and
innovative children's TV,\" said Dave Bohon, a Christian media expert and vice
president of the Christian public relations firm WDC Media. \"Over the months and
years ahead we can expect it to be setting the standard for the best in Christian
children's programming.\"

At its December 24th launch, the Smile of a Child Network will be available
immediately in 13 major markets via digital multi-casting, with rapid growth
expected across the U.S. through cable additions and other broadcast outlets

\"With the launch of TBN's Smile of a Child channel the TBN family of network's now
reaches every age category within the faith genre,\" said Bob Higley, TBN's Vice
President of Cable and Satellite Relations. \"It will be the cable industry's only
faith based network targeting preschool to 12 year old children.\"

To receive the Smile of a Child TV Network on satellite or cable, call
1-888-GET-SMILE (1-888-438-7645) or visit - today!

To find out more about Smile of a Child, visit:

Smile of a Child is part of the Trinity Broadcasting Network's family of quality
Christian television. TBN is the world's largest religious network and America's
most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free
inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations.
TBN now reaches every major continent via 47 satellites and more than 12,000
television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to
92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 25 million
visitors monthly. In addition to TBN and Smile of a Child, the network owns and
operates the Church Channel, JCTV, and TBN Enlace USA. For more information on TBN,

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Contact Details = Dave Bohon
WDC Media

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