Vatican TV station to broadcast in HD
March 4th, 2010

The Vatican Television Centre will begin broadcasting from the Holy See in high definition starting in October 2010. Vatican Radio reported that Father Federico Lombardi, the Holy See Press Office and Vatican Television Centre (CTV) director, said the step to high definition “represents, for us, a necessary development in our service of diffusion of the image of the Pope and Vatican events” and this will “keep CTV on the forefront and a point of reference in the sector of international broadcasting.”

The report noted that the HD equipment was purchased with resources internal to CTV and with contributions from foundations, including the Knights of Columbus, which had donated the existing mobile unit.

CTV was founded in 1983 provide television coverage of the pastoral ministry of the Pope and other activities of the Holy See. It currently televises 200 events a year, plus trips made by the Holy Father.

(Source: Catholic News Agency)