|Type||Broadcast and |
|Branding||TCT Network, TCT World|
|Availability||Regionally on over the air stations (see list below)|
DirecTV: channel 377
also distributed worldwide
|Slogan||Total Christian Television|
|Nationally via satellite, Midwestern United States, Mid-Atlantic States via over-the-air|
|May 20, 1977|
Aramaic Broadcast Network
|Available in select areas||see chart below|
|Available on selected cable systems||Check local listings; not all subchannels available in all areas|
|Dish Network (TCT-SD)||TBA|
|OlympuSat (TCT-SD)||Galaxy 23 - 211|
|Internet Channel 1||TCT-SD|
|Internet Channel 2||TCT-HD/TCT Family|
|Internet Channel 3||TCT-SD2 Kids|
|Internet Channel 4||TCT-SD3/Aramaic Broadcast Network|
Tri-State Christian Television, Inc., which does business as TCT Network and TCT Ministries, is a network of ten religious television stations primarily in the Midwestern United States. The network was founded in May 1977 by Garth and Tina Coonce.
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.[non-primary source needed]
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 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. The change came after the Federal Communications Commission lifted its Main Studio Rule, which had required broadcast stations to have a local studio. All local employees were laid off, and studio sites were placed up for sale. TCT stated that the change was made to free up capital to improve the network's programming, moving away from the straight televangelism-dominated lineup it had previously maintained (televangelism remains the network's core programming) and adding more Christian films.