Christian Television Network
|Branding||Christian Television Network|
|Availability||United States, worldwide (not available in all markets or regions)|
Christian Television Network (CTN) is a non-profit broadcast television network of small owned-and-operated stations (O&O) that broadcasts religious programming. It is based in Largo, Florida (with a mailing address of Clearwater), and the flagship station is WCLF channel 22, which signed on the air in the Tampa Bay region in 1979. It is now available on DirecTV channel 376 and Dish Network channel 267/9399. It was founded by Robert D'Andrea, who is still the president.
CTN operates three channels:
- The main CTN service focuses primarily on televangelism with some alternative medicine infomercials.
- CTNi is also televangelism-based but with all programming in Spanish.
- CTN Lifestyle includes secular syndicated programming (such as Small Town Big Deal, Positively Paula and Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls) along with some Christian talk shows (The 700 Club, AFA Focal Point), movies and Christian-themed entertainment programs.
Stations (by callsign)
All stations are owned and operated by CTN unless specified. Stations indicated by two plus signs ("++") are stations that were signed on by CTN or a CTN subsidiary.
CTN's Puerto Rico outlets are owned by Senda Educational Broadcasting, a subsidiary of CTN.
Former Affiliates (by callsign)
|Call letters||Channel||City and state||Current Affiliation|
|WEJC ++||20||Lexington/Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina||Now WCWG, a CW affiliate owned by Hearst Television.|
|WSWS||66||Opelika, Alabama / Columbus, Georgia||Now WLGA, a Cozi TV affiliate owned by CNZ Communications, LLC|
|WTGL-TV ++||52||Cocoa / Orlando, Florida||Originally the second station established by CTN; now WHLV-TV, a religious station owned by TBN|
|WIRB||56||Melbourne / Orlando, Florida||Owned by CTN from 1996-1997, LMA'd to Paxson Communications (now ION Media Networks); bought by Paxson outright in January 1998; now WOPX, an ION Television affiliate|
|WKID-TV||51||Fort Lauderdale / Miami, Florida||Purchased evening airtime in the late-1970s, before the establishment of WCLF; now WSCV, a Telemundo O&O owned by NBCUniversal|
Until 2011, Detroit, Michigan-based WLPC-LD also used the CTN and Christian Television Network names, but was never affiliated or associated with this network; that station has since renamed itself as Impact Network.
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