Smile of a Child TV

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Smile of a Child TV
Smile of a Child TV
Launched December 25, 2005
Owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p/1080p (HDTV)
Country United States of America
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Garland, Texas
Sister channel(s) Trinity Broadcasting Network
The Church Channel
JUCE TV
Enlace
Website www.smileofachildtv.org
Availability
Terrestrial
Available in most markets x.5 on most TBN owned-and-operated stations and affiliates; check local listings for stations
Glorystar North America Channel 150
Cable
First Media Indonesia Channel 61
SkyCable Philippines Channel TBA
IPTV
AT&T U-verse Channel 340

Smile of a Child TV (SoaC) is an American Christian-based broadcast television network that is owned and operated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

The network is aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 11-years-old, and offers 24/7 religious and family oriented children's programming. It is the television arm of the TBN's Smile of a Child ministry, created by TBN co-founder Jan Crouch.

Overview[edit]

It is carried over-the-air on digital subchannels of TBN owned-and-operated and affiliated stations nationwide, usually on the fifth subchannel (for example, if the local TBN station broadcasts on channel 17, then Smile of a Child would be carried on digital subchannel 17.5). The network is also livestreamed on both its own and TBN's website; TBN also runs a block of select programs featured on Smile of a Child TV on Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET[1] (as such, it is the only children's program block on any U.S. broadcast television network that runs during the morning and afternoon hours).

Smile of a Child is available in the U.S. on DirecTV and Dish Network and throughout North and Central America as a free-to-air channel on Galaxy 14 C-band, Galaxy 19 Ku band and available with Glorystar Christian Satellite. Internationally, Smile of a Child TV is on the Hot Bird satellite service in Europe, ABS1 satellite to Asia, India and the Middle East, and Agila 2 both C-band and Ku band signal in some areas of Asia and the Philippines.

The network's butterfly logo is based on the initials of Jan Crouch's maiden name, JWB (Janice Wendell Bethany).

Awards[edit]

In 2008, Smile of a Child received the Parents Television Council Entertainment Seal of Approval.[2]

Programming[edit]

Although primarily a Christian-based network, Smile of a Child TV has acquired some secular programming from outside producers and the public domain, such as Timmy & Lassie, The Funny Company, Davey and Goliath, Veggie Tales, 3-2-1 Penguins, and The Big Garage, as well as acquiring the U.S. rights to Canadian series such as Mickey's Farm, and Japanese anime shows such as Swiss Family Robinson and Little Women. It also airs family-oriented movies with religious/inspirational themes on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Current programming[edit]

Mickey's Farm - a popular Canadian series which airs exclusively in the U.S. on Smile of a Child.
The classic series Timmy & Lassie airs Saturdays on both TBN and Smile of a Child.

Programs in bold indicate that the program also airs Saturdays on TBN as part of its "Smile of a Child" children's block.[3]

All programs listed are designated as E/I by TBN and SoaC, fulfilling the Federal Communications Commission's educational programming requirements.

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