Tuesday, March 13, 2007
VATICAN TO LAUNCH TV NETWORK
ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - Days after Pope Benedict XVI criticised the media for its "destructive" influence, the Vatican on Monday announced plans to launch its first television network by the end of the year.
H2O will broadcast news and original entertainment programming worldwide in seven languages, according to a statement. Additional details were sketchy.
Over the years, the Vatican has been quick to adopt new technologies in its efforts to communicate with the world's more than 1 billion Catholics. In 1996, the Vatican introduced its Web portal nearly three years before the Italian state unveiled its own Web site. And it has embraced digital and satellite technology.
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That has promise considering the valuable service the Vatican website has been, and considering the success of EWTN!
Hat tip to Spirit Daily.
The tide is turning!