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CatholicTV to offer 3-D programming

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3/26/2010

WATERTOWN -- Catholic TV announced March 23 that it will start webcasting special 3-D episodes of several popular CatholicTV shows.

The April edition of CatholicTVís monthly magazine will include a pair of 3-D glasses which will allow subscribers to view the 3-D programming which will be offered only at http://www.3DCatholicTV.com. CatholicTV currently has over 1,000 videos on its website. Many of these videos are full-length CatholicTV programs and are viewable in full-screen on any computer.

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 CatholicTVís Director Father Robert Reed, who thought it would be a good idea to embrace unique technologies in order to spread the message of the Gospel.

The shows that will air in 3-D are:

Weíve Got to Talk--Father Dan OíConnell 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--CatholicTVís 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 Father 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 Father Reed praying the Rosary in the nationís capital, at the National Basilica.