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Monday, March 29, 2010

Press and Public React to New CatholicTV 3-D Programming

Since the March 23rd launch of new 3-D programming by CatholicTV, there has been a tremendous amount of attention and reaction by the public and the news media. Articles have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, and even in India, Russia, and other foreign lands.

On March 23rd, CatholicTV announced that it would offer selected 3-D programming to viewers at CatholicTV.com. At the same time, CatholicTV announced that the April edition of its monthly magazine would also be in 3-D and would include a free pair of 3-D eyeglasses inside.

According to an article by the Associated Press, “Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University, applauded CatholicTV for taking a risk with technology to attract a broader, younger, audience.”

Jeff Grimshaw, creator and host of “The TV News”, a daily newscast about the television industry, said that CatholicTV is “Dedicated to serving Pope Benedict’s call to utilize the power of T.V. and new media [and] will be producing a slate of 3-D programs all driven by the glory that is both 3-D and Jesus Christ”

Elias F. Crim, a reader of the National Catholic Register commented “it’s so cool!”

As expected, not all response has been positive. Many news websites allow readers to comment and some see the open forum for commenting as an opportunity to voice their views about the Catholic Church in both positive and negative ways rather than commenting on the 3-D launch itself.

Matthew Warner of the National Catholic Register wrote “This is just one more great example of Catholics truly using the visual web to its potential. And it is an innovative way to make video more interesting and to better explore the visual beauty of our Catholic faith.”

Below are links to the CatholicTV 3-D programming as well as to its 3-D magazine.

Link to newly-available CatholicTV programming in 3-D: www.3DCatholicTV.com

Link to the 3-D magazine: http://www.CatholicTV.com/magazine/magazine.aspx?magazineID=34221

Link to use to get a free copy of the magazine: http://www.CatholicTV.com/catholic-magazine.aspx

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