World's First Catholic Television Station Offers 3-D Programming Over The Internet
On Tuesday, March 23, the CatholicTV Network announced a special April magazine edition 3-D of its monthly magazine along with special 3-D episodes of several popular CatholicTV shows on the internet.
The April edition of CatholicTV's monthly magazine (available free) will include a pair of red/cyan colored 3-D glasses to allow subscribers to view the magazine in 3-D and also to view the 3-D programming offered at CatholicTV.com. Many of these videos are full-length CatholicTV programs and are viewable in full-screen on any computer.
The idea originally came from CatholicTV's Director Father Robert Reed, who thought it would be a good idea to embrace unique technologies in order to spread the Gospel. CatholicTV.com has special 3-D episodes of the following shows. These episodes can be easily accessed 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 super hero 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.
- The Rosary from Rome, Italy - Video footage of Father Reed praying the Rosary in Saint Peter's Square.
- 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.
- The Rosary From Washington, D.C. - Video footage of Father Reed praying the Rosary in the nation's capital, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. It 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.
"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," says a recent press release from the Catholic TV network.