December 7, 2016

James A. Smith Sr.





The Christian Broadcasting Network to Receive the 2017 NRB Award for TV Broadcaster of the Year

CBN logoWASHINGTON (NRB) – The Christian Broadcasting Network will receive the 2017 NRB Media Award for TV Broadcaster of the Year on Thursday, March 2, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The NRB Media Award for TV Broadcaster of the Year is presented to a Christian television broadcaster that displays innovative and creative programming through its daily schedule; is a force for the Gospel in its coverage of Christian events, issues, and stories; demonstrates a commitment to produce original programming to meet the spiritual needs of its viewing audience; and works in partnership with churches and ministries to provide a media platform for voices unable to be heard elsewhere.

Fifty-five years ago, The Christian Broadcasting Network started the first Christian television station in the nation. Today, with 17 production centers in 15 countries, CBN has grown to be one of the largest producers of Christian television in the world with original programming in 38 languages broadcasting in 149 countries.

The TV Broadcaster of the Year Award is one of 21 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, 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

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to




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