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Press Release

June 17, 2008

PTC Presents Seal of Approval to GSN’s “Bingo America”


LOS ANGELES (June 17, 2008) - The Parents Television Council™ presented its Seal of Approval™ to GSN’s “Bingo America” for excellence in family-friendly entertainment.


“Because of its family-friendly content and enjoyable spirit of competition, the Parents Television Council is proud to award ‘Bingo America’ with the PTC Seal of Approval,” said PTC President Tim Winter, who presented the Seal to Executive Producer Andrew Glassman.  “‘Bingo America’ is a model program that the entire family can enjoy together.  GSN understands the need for enjoyable programming that is free from sex, violence and profanity, and we commend them for this show.”


GSN’s program “Bingo America” is a participatory Bingo game that viewers can play along with at home.  A ball is chosen with a number and letter (B, I, N, G, and O) and the contestants must answer questions correctly to get Bingo.  Each ball has a number which represents the amount of money they add to the pot if the question is answered correctly.  Viewers can claim prizes if they get Bingo.  The PTC recommends this program for all ages.  For more information, visit www.GSN.com/bingo.


“From the outset we designed ‘Bingo America’ to be a fun game to play and win for the entire family.  The PTC’s recognition of ‘Bingo America’ as a family-friendly viewing option confirms the feedback we have been hearing from so many of our fans who play along at home through GSN.com.  They love that Bingo is simultaneously simple, exciting, and interactive for fans of all ages, especially those who participate in our watch and win game,” said Glassman.


To read the PTC's TV review of Bingo America click here.


To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.



The Parents Television Council™ (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.




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