Christian Broadcasting Network Honored With Four Awards By National Religious Broadcasters

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The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) will be honored with four awards at the upcoming National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2012 Convention & Exposition

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) will be honored with four awards at the upcoming National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) 2012 Convention & Exposition, to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville February 18-21.

CBN, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first television broadcast in 2011, will receive the prestigious NRB Milestone Award, honoring the industry pioneers who brought Christian communications to the place of respect and achievement it enjoys today.

“For 50 years, CBN has evangelized and discipled new believers through media and also involved the faithful in humanitarian aid and relief efforts,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “Through television and online video evangelism outreaches, as well as medical and disaster relief efforts, CBN has faithfully served as the hands and feet of Christ.”

CBN will also be honored for its website, CBN.com, which will be awarded the NRB Best Broadcast Website Award for the third year in a row. This award recognizes the website of a Christian radio or television station that shows excellence in design and content, is creative in presentation, and is effective in helping fulfill the broadcaster’s mission. In 2011, CBN.com received some 15.8 million unique visitors and 2.4 million visits per month. The website also received some 6.3 million-page views per month on average.

CBN.com provides a wealth of content including support for the broadcasts of CBN (The 700 Club, 700 Club Interactive) in addition to CBN Live (IPTV television channels broadcasting online 24 hours a day: CBN Live, CBN Español, and CBN News) and also CBN Radio (7 online radio stations including the new “Fiestahoy” Spanish channel). CBN.com also provides online prayer and counseling, chat, and resources for people looking for solutions to life's problems, as well as in-depth daily devotionals and Bible study tools for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus. CBN.com also links to Superbook.TV, one of the fastest growing Christian children's websites with games and devotionals based on the next generation of CBN’s popular animated series.

CBN’s flagship program in North America and one of the longest running programs in broadcast history, The 700 Club will be honored with the NRB Best Television Talk Show Award, presented to a talk show that deals with important issues of the day; has guests who are engaging, authoritative and able to communicate effectively; engages the culture in a compelling way; demonstrates fidelity to the Word of God (including sound doctrine and biblical teaching); and demonstrates an ability to embrace other ministry organizations in an effort to expand a Christ-centered influence in the culture.

Finally, CBN will be awarded with the NRB Best Television Teaching Program Award for another show, 700 Club Interactive, hosted by Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen. This award recognizes creative use of the teaching format, adherence to sound doctrine and biblical integrity as stated in the NRB Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics, and unique innovation in presentation of the Gospel.

Gordon Robertson, chief executive officer, CBN said: “We are pleased to have the NRB recognize all our efforts to minister to people at every stage of life.”

About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, to promote media excellence, and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at http://www.nrb.org

About The NRB Convention The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. For registration and other Convention information go to: http://www.nrbconvention.org

About CBN
Founded by Pat Robertson in 1960, CBN is a global ministry committed to preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media. Using television and the Internet, CBN is proclaiming the Good News to 218 nations and territories, with programs and content translated into 67 languages. Chief among CBN's broadcasting components is The 700 Club, a daily television program that has aired continuously since 1966. Today, it is seen in 97% of television markets across the U.S. http://www.cbn.com

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