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Total Christian Television (TCT) Launches on DirecTV


Faith-based network will reach millions more households nationwide


MARION, IL (February 7, 2006) --- Total Christian Television Network (TCT), which broadcasts 24 hours of Christian and faith-based programming to more than 75 million households worldwide, announced that it is now available on DIRECTV, the nation’s leading digital television service.

TCT is available to DIRECTV’s more than 15 million customers nationwide on channel 377, and will also be part of the new DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE® Family package when it launches in mid-April.

“We’re thrilled to add TCT’s faith-based and Christian presence to DirecTV’s lineup of family-friendly channels,” said Garth Coonce, Founder and President of TCT. “From our beginnings 29 years ago with one television station in southern Illinois, we’ve expanded our reach to all 50 states and 170 nations worldwide. TCT’s addition to DirecTV is a huge step in our overall strategy to impact the world through Christian television.”

TCT’s partnership with DirecTV broadens the Christian network’s broadcast reach to encompass all 50 states with its combination of exclusive programming and the best in faith-friendly programming. In addition, via global satellite, TCT reaches to more than 75 million homes throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, over 170 nations in all.

“For 29 years we’ve been committed to providing TCT viewers with quality Christian television that edifies, educates, and entertains,” Coonce said. “We’re truly excited about the opportunity DirecTV gives us to bring that programming to millions of new households throughout the United States.”

About TCT

TCT is one of the world’s fastest growing Christian television networks, broadcasting to millions of homes in all 50 states, as well as in over 170 nations. TCT Network provides quality Christian programming such as teaching, preaching, family-based movies, music, documentaries, youth and children, live broadcasts and original content. For more information visit


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