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World’s First Catholic Television Station, CatholicTV Will Become First Catholic Television Network to Offer 3-D Programming

On Tuesday, March 23rd, CatholicTV announced a special 3-D version of its monthly magazine (April edition) along with special 3-D episodes of several popular CatholicTV shows. The announcement will be made during the live talk show “This is the Day”.

The April edition of CatholicTV’s monthly magazine will include a pair of 3-D glasses which will allow subscribers to view the magazine in 3-D and also to view the 3-D programming which will be offered only at CatholicTV.com. CatholicTV currently has over 1000 videos on its website. Many of these videos are full-length CatholicTV programs and are viewable in full-screen on any computer.

Here is a preview of the 3-D programming (requires 3-D glasses) http://www.catholictv.com/videos/videos.aspx?videoID=1291

CatholicTV is also considering broadcasting a 3-D episode on television and may broadcast a special episode in order to gauge the demand for 3-D broadcast programming.

The idea originally came from CatholicTV’s Director Fr. Robert Reed, who thought it would be a good idea to embrace unique technologies in order to spread the Gospel.

CatholicTV.com will have special 3-D episodes of the following shows at CatholicTV.com starting March 24th: These episodes will be accessible at http://www.3DCatholicTV.com

We’ve Got to Talk- Father Dan O’Connell preaches in front of a blue screen with unusual backgrounds. He was once filmed with a superhero costume in front of a blue screen of the city.

House+Home- Reality-style show which takes viewers into Catholic homes, showing how Catholic families live their faith.

WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge- Catholic game show with 3rd grade contestants answering questions on Scripture and the catechism.

Going My Way- A modern version of the Merv Griffin Show. Father Chris Hickey and Father Paul Rouse share their musical talents along with guest priests.

This is the Day- CatholicTV’s signature talk show which has featured Johnny Pesky, Mike Lowell, Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking). The show includes Catholic News and guest appearances.

Blink- Everyday Catholics throughout the country share their faith in short video segments on a variety of topics.

CatholicTV Rosary from Rome, Italy- Video footage of Fr. Reed praying the Rosary in Rome 

Catholic Destinations- Senior Producer, Kevin Nelson hosts this Catholic travel show which takes viewers to interesting places of significance to the Catholic Faith. Filmed all over the U.S. and around the world.

CatholicTV Rosary From Washington, D.C. -Video footage of Fr. Reed praying the Rosary in the nation’s capital, at the National Basilica.

CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com.  Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget.  Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.