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Focus on the Family Teams Up with TVGuardian to Offer Positive Entertainment for Families

New device connects to TV sets, mutes all forms of profanity

May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs, Colo. --  Focus on the Family is expanding its efforts to help parents protect their children by teaming up with TVGuardian to provide clean entertainment choices for families. The organizations are working together to make the TVGuardian filter, a device that eliminates objectionable language, available to more families.


TVGuardian is a small unit that when connected to television sets automatically mutes all forms of profanity and inappropriate language from broadcast television, cable, satellite and DVDs. TVGuardian was designed to work with programs and movies that would otherwise be enjoyable entertainment options for families if objectionable language were eliminated.

Rich Bennett, vice president of Focus on the Family’s Family Strategy Office, sees these resources as vital in the effort to help families with the challenges presented by modern media.

"Parents are continuously bombarded with media messages that are at odds with how they are raising their children," Bennett said. "Many are at a loss as to how to combat this as technology advances and objectionable entertainment content increases. TVGuardian is an essential resource in helping parents create positive, safe entertainment experiences that affirm their family values."

The TVGuardian device, as well as additional safety resources, is available at www.focusonthefamily.com/safety.

Britt Bennett, president of TVGuardian, said his organization’s goal is to offer families an alternative, positive entertainment experience. "We are excited," he said, "to partner with Focus on the Family to assist and support more families."

TVGuardian is the newest part of Focus on the Family’s Family Safety Suite,www.focusonthefamily.com/safety, which provides parents with resources and information to help their families.

For more information about TVGuardian, please contact Britt Bennett at britt@TVGuardian.com or 970-883-3535. To schedule an interview, please contact Devon Williams at Devon.Williams@fotf.org or 719-322-5484.

About Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family, which reaches about 238 million people in 130 countries, is a global Christian ministry that helps families thrive. We provide help and resources for strengthening believers in their faith and sharing the gospel; building resilient marriages that reflect God’s design; equipping parents to raise their children with a thriving faith; advocating for the preborn, orphaned and life at every stage; and engaging the culture through a biblical worldview. Visit Focus online at www.focusonthefamily.com/ and on Facebook at facebook.com/focusonthefamily . You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/focusfamily .

About TVGuardian, LLC

Over 400,000 families have purchased TVGuardian boxes and millions more have been helped by TVGuardian-enabled devices. TVGuardian is not available in stores but is sold online and through special partnerships. For more information go to

www.TVGuardian.com.

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