Tri-State Christian Television

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Tri-State Christian Television (TCT)
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CountryUnited States
AffiliatesSee below
SloganTotal Christian Television
History
LaunchedMay 20, 1977; 43 years ago (May 20, 1977)
FounderGarth and Tina Coonce
Links
WebsiteTCT Network
Aramaic Broadcast Network
Availability
Terrestrial
Available in select areassee chart below
Cable
Available on selected cable systemsCheck local listings; not all subchannels available in all areas
Satellite
DirecTV (TCT-SD)377
Dish Network (TCT-SD)TBA
OlympuSat (TCT-SD)Galaxy 23 - 211
Streaming media
Internet Channel 1TCT-SD
Internet Channel 2TCT-HD/TCT Family
Internet Channel 3TCT-SD2 Kids
Internet Channel 4TCT-SD3/Aramaic Broadcast Network

Tri-State Christian Television, Inc., which does business as TCT Network and TCT Ministries, is a network of ten religious television stations primarily in the Midwestern United States. The network was founded in May 1977 by Garth and Tina Coonce.[1]

TCT Network includes traditional televangelism, talk shows, children-oriented programming such as TCT Kids (used to meet E/I mandates), Southern gospel music, and feature films with Christian themes. TCT has an international service, TCT World, which broadcasts in over 170 countries.[2][non-primary source needed]

From the mid-1980s to 2007, TCT was an affiliate of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The network currently maintains a relationship with the Christian Broadcasting Network, airing that network's flagship program The 700 Club twice daily as well as CBN's nightly newscast.

From 2011[3] to 2013, TCT operated a Spanish-language sub-channel which was available both online and over the air on TCT stations called La Fuente. This subchannel was ultimately discontinued, but reactivated in August 2014 for a simulcast of the Aramaic Broadcast Network (ABN). It was discontinued no later than 2017.

In June 2018, TCT ended local operations at all of its owned-and-operated stations, consolidating all of its stations into a single national feed.[4] The change came after the Federal Communications Commission lifted its Main Studio Rule, which had required broadcast stations to have a local studio. All local employees were laid off, and studio sites were placed up for sale. TCT stated that the change was made to free up capital to improve the network's programming, moving away from the straight televangelism-dominated lineup it had previously maintained (televangelism remains the network's core programming) and adding more Christian films.[citation needed]

Television network affiliates[edit]

TCT-owned stations[edit]

TCT affiliates[edit]

Former TCT-owned or affiliated stations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leadership | TCT Network". www.tct.tv. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  2. ^ "Channel Lineup | Welcome to TCT". Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  3. ^ http://trademarks.justia.com/853/93/la-fuente-85393193.html
  4. ^ Pergament, Alan. WNYB-TV ends local productions, station site is for sale. The Buffalo News. Retrieved July 2, 2018.