THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK INC

Standards & Practices probably won't find much wrong with these TV programs. The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is one of the leading producers of religious television programming in the country, offering news and entertainment shows with a spiritual message. Its centerpiece is The 700 Club, a daily show featuring a mix of news and commentary, interviews, feature stories, and Christian ministry co-hosted by CBN founder Pat Robertson. The company's programs are syndicated to broadcast and cable TV outlets that reach audiences around the world. CBN generates most of its revenue through ministry donations.

Geographic Reach

CBN programs have aired in 108 languages (from Mandarin to Spanish and from Turkish to Welsh) in 218 different countries and territories. It currently broadcasts in 139 countries, with programs and content translated into 62 languages. The company has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America (Canada and US),  and Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Operations

CBN has a broad portfolio of ministries and services.

This portfolio includes The 700 Club & Prayer Center. CBN's The 700 Club program, brings a magazine-style mix of news, interviews, testimonies, and insights from Christian leaders. CBN's Prayer Center provides prayer as well as biblical guidance and resources to callers.
 
The 700 Club Interactive is a show designed for viewer interaction and uses a chat community, Skype, live phone calls, and social networking.
 
CBN is launching a massive media campaign to promote the Bible under the brand Superbook.
 
Orphan's Promise ministers to the physical, spiritual and educational needs of orphaned and vulnerable children.

CBN's Operation Blessing International's core programs include disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells, and community development.
 
CBN.com offers streaming video teaching; in-depth discipleship courses; Online Bible; CBN Radio; Bible teachings; my.CBN.com, a social network; and free downloads of videos, widgets, and articles.

Financial Performance

The company's revenue increased to $542 million during fiscal 2013, a 11% increased from previous year's $487 million. The spike was largely due to increases in revenue from Gifts in kind by 24%, to $245 million in fiscal 2013 compared to $197 million in fiscal 2012 and additional investment gain and other revenues.

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THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK INC


977 Centerville Tpke
Virginia Beach, VA 23463-1001
Phone: 1 (757) 226-3030
Fax: 1 (757) 2262017
www.cbn.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private Non Profit
  • President, Chief Operating Officer: Michael Little
  • Chairman: M. G. Robertson
  • Chief Executive Officer: Gordon Robertson

Major Office Locations

  • Virginia Beach, VA

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