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Smile of a Child TV

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Smile of a Child TV
Smile of a Child TV
Launched December 25, 2005 (2005-12-25)
Owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p/1080p (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Garland, Texas
Sister channel(s) TBN, JUCE TV, The Church Channel
Glorystar North America Channel 150
First Media Indonesia Channel 61
SkyCable Philippines Channel TBA
AT&T U-verse Channel 340

Smile of a Child TV (SoaC) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned and operated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

The network is aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 11-years-old, and offers 24/7 children's religious and family oriented programming. It is the television arm of the TBN's Smile of a Child ministry, created by TBN co-founder Jan Crouch.


It was carried over-the-air on digital subchannels of TBN owned-and-operated and affiliated stations nationwide, usually on the fifth subchannel (for example, if the local TBN station broadcasts on channel 17, then Smile of a Child would be carried on digital subchannel 17.5). The network is also livestreamed on both its own and TBN's website. In addition, TBN runs a "Smile of a Child" children's block Saturdays from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[1]

Smile of a Child is available in the U.S. on DirecTV and Dish Network and throughout North and Central America as a free-to-air channel on Galaxy 14 C-band, Galaxy 19 Ku band and available with Glorystar Christian Satellite. Internationally, Smile of a Child TV is on the Hot Bird satellite service in Europe, ABS1 satellite to Asia, India and the Middle East, and Agila 2 both C-band and Ku band signal in some areas of Asia and the Philippines.

The network's butterfly logo is based on the initials of Jan Crouch's maiden name, JWB (Janice Wendell Bethany).[2]


On June 1, 2015, Smile of a Child was combined into a single subchannel with sister network JUCE TV (which targets teenagers and young adults), with the former being reduced to a nine-hour daily programming schedule (from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on the xx.3 subchannel occupied by JUCE on the 38 stations owned directly by TBN and through its subsidiary Community Educational Television. JUCE will air on xx.3 the remainder of the day.

The change – due to technical limitations with its stations' existing digital compression equipment – is a byproduct of the launch of TBN Salsa, a digital subchannel network targeting English-speaking Hispanic viewers that launched on that date.[3]


Although primarily a Christian-based network, Smile of a Child TV has acquired some secular programming from outside producers and the public domain, such as Timmy & Lassie, The Funny Company, Davey and Goliath, Veggie Tales, 3-2-1 Penguins, and The Big Garage, as well as acquiring the U.S. rights to Canadian series such as Mickey's Farm, and Japanese anime shows such as Swiss Family Robinson and Little Women. It also airs family-oriented movies with religious/inspirational themes on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Current programming

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Mickey's Farm - a popular Canadian series which airs in the U.S. on Smile of a Child.
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The classic series Timmy & Lassie airs Saturdays on both TBN and Smile of a Child.

Programs in bold indicate that the program also airs Saturdays on TBN as part of its "Smile of a Child" children's block.[4]

All programs listed are designated as E/I by TBN and SoaC, fulfilling the Federal Communications Commission's educational programming requirements.

Awards and honors

2008: Parents Television Council Entertainment Seal of Approval[2]


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