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Religious channel launches on UK’s Freeview

US-based religious channel Trinity Broadcast Network has launched in the UK on the Freeview platform.

TBN, which was previously available in the UK on cable and satellite, will be available on Freeview channel 65, 24 hours a day.

TBN will be broadcast from a recently-built studio in West London, airing a mix of religious programming, family-oriented movies, kids programming and religious music shows.

“Something exciting is happening across the United Kingdom. A new generation is taking a deep interest in faith and spirituality, and here at TBN we’re thrilled to help fuel that interest with a network that brings solid Bible teaching, passionate worship, relevant messages, and much more to viewers across the UK,” said TBN vice-president Matthew Crouch, the son of the late TBN founder Paul Crouch Sr.

“As a pioneer in Christian broadcasting my father was responsible for taking faith television to hundreds of millions of people on every inhabited continent. But this is, by far, the biggest broadcast switch that TBN has ever thrown. The launch of TBN UK on Freeview channel 65 represents one of the single largest increases of faith television coverage in history,” said Crouch.