In existence since 1980, the IBC is committed to providing outstanding television network programs with quality religious content for the three major television networks in the United States — ABC, CBS, NBC. Individually, faith group members of the IBC have been involved with these networks since 1951 (NBC), 1952 (CBS), and 1960 (ABC) — offering more than 50 years of programs that touch the lives of viewers. The IBC states that it "exists to secure that attention from the electronic media for religion and religious values which their status in the minds and hearts of the American people merits." Regarded as a primary source for faith based network programs, the IBC represents mainstream religion in our society, affirms the integrity of each other's faith perspective, and helps television in particular and mass media in general to exercise their societal and public service responsibilities.