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Tri-State Christian Television Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-State_Christian_Television

Tri-State Christian Television (TCT)
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CountryUnited States
AffiliatesSee below
History
LaunchedMay 20, 1977; 45 years ago (May 20, 1977)
FounderGarth and Tina Coonce
Links
WebsiteTCT Network
Aramaic Broadcast Network
Availability
Terrestrial
Available in select areassee chart below
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., doing business as TCT Network and TCT Ministries, is a religious television network in the United States. The network was founded in May 1977 by Garth Coonce and his wife, 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]

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.

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. ^ "LA FUENTE Trademark - Registration Number 4294271 - Serial Number 85393193 :: Justia Trademarks".
  4. ^ Pergament, Alan. WNYB-TV ends local productions, station site is for sale. The Buffalo News. Retrieved July 2, 2018.