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.
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
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
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
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.