Louisville, KYÂ – The National Quartet Convention Board of Directors has announced a broadcast partnership with the worldâ€™s largest religious network and Americaâ€™s most watched faith channel, TBN. The Trinity Broadcast Network will capture the festivities of the 2012 National Quartet Convention, then create original programming to be aired during the fall of 2012 and into 2013.Â â€œWe are excited about this partnership with TBN to produce original programming, featuring footage captured at this yearâ€™s NQC,â€Â states Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the NQC.Â â€œTBN has shown strong commitment to our music over the last several years, and we look forward to having our music featured on a weekly basis on the worldâ€™s largest Christian network.â€Â TBNâ€™s President and Founder Dr. Paul Crouch stated ,Â â€œFor over fifty years the National Quartet Convention has gathered Gospel quartets and musicians to celebrate the legacy and preserve the tradition of Gospel music. TBN is excited to bring the art, energy, inspiration, and joy of Southern Gospel music to families everywhere.â€
Originally launched in 1973, TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming, featuring more original programs than any other faith network. Â Â The Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks now numbers 18 networks transmitting in many languages around the world, and through the web and mobile devices TBN is available anytime and anywhere.Â According to Nielsen Ratings, it is Americaâ€™s most watched faith channel and offers viewers a variety of programs, including original movies, music, news and childrenâ€™s programming.
The 55th Annual National Quartet Convention kicks offÂ September 9-15, 2012 in Louisville, KY, at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. The event will attract more than 40,000 people from over 40 states and a half dozen countries. Nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists will be featured throughout the week-long event. Over 500 exhibitors will fill the 175,000 square feet exhibit hall atÂ Louisvilleâ€™s Expo Center. All concerts and showcase events are open to the general public. VisitÂ www.nqconline.com, as a complete schedule of events and additional information.