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CatholicTV signs agreement with Comcast

byJim Lockwood
4/23/2010

BRAINTREE -- CatholicTV announced recently that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Comcast.

Bonnie Rodgers, CatholicTVs programming, public relations, and marketing coordinator, said that under the agreement, the station can ask Comcast providers in any region of the country to put the station in their channel lineup.

Its basically like a hunting license, she said. It gives us a national platform to approach local Comcast cable providers.

Catholic TV has offered a broad spectrum of faith-based programming aimed at children, teens and adults for over 55 years including news, talk, entertainment, international event coverage, devotional series, televised Sunday Mass, and video on demand options.

CatholicTV is the largest diocesan Catholic television station in the world. CatholicTV offers 24 hours of commercial-free programming that has wide appeal to people of all ages. CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television network streaming a live feed 24 hours per day at www.CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVIs call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, web site, mobile apps and widget.

Online viewers are exposed to the same programs as the television audience, including Masses, the Rosary, and programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures, and the Catholic Church.

We are very excited to partner with Comcast and are grateful for their affirmation of the CatholicTV Network, said CatholicTV General Manager Jay Fadden. We look forward to being part of the already impressive Comcast lineup.

Also this week it was announced that CatholicTV was named Religious Television Station of the Year by the Catholic Academy for Communications Arts Professionals.