ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2011 - GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that its next World Premiere Movie, "What If…," has been awarded the coveted PTC Seal of Approval(tm) by the Parents Television Council. The movie will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET with encores that night at 9 and 11.
In awarding its PTC Seal of Approval to "What If…," the PTC wrote: "What If… powerfully explores the choices people make every day, the opportunity God gives them, and the regrets they may have if they choose wrongly. In the best tradition of film, the movie is not merely entertainment, but causes a viewer to reevaluate his or her own life, and thank God for the blessings he or she has received. Because of its powerful lessons about what is important in life, the Parents Television Council is proud to award What If… with the PTC Seal of Approval(tm).
The full review can be found at: www.watchgmctv.com/ptc-green-what-if
"What If…" is the heartwarming story of Ben Walker, who 15 years earlier left his college sweetheart Wendy and his calling to be a preacher in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive position, a "trophy" fiancé and a new Mercedes, he goes on a thrill ride where his car mysteriously breaks down. He meets an angel named Mike, who is sent to show Ben what his life would have been like had he followed his true calling. The film stars Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger.
About Parents Television Council
The Parents Television Council(tm) (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.
GMC ( www.watchGMCtv.com), the fastest-growing network in television and the number one digital network in perceived value (source: BETA Research), is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. In 2010, The Parents Television Council(tm) awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval(tm) to GMC for being "an authentic family-friendly cable network." GMC was the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor last year. GMC can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
GMC is part of the FrontGate Media group. FrontGate Media (www.FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to a recent article in USA Today. The firm will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group reaches 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking &ldquocreative & emerging media&rdquo outlets.