Vatican begins move to high-definition TV
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The Vatican Television Centre will begin broadcasts in high definition and its first venture into the medium will be Benedict XVIs 80th birthday Mass. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Television Centre, made the announcement today in a press conference from the offices of Vatican Radio.

We are preparing to be ready and the first time we will be broadcasting a complete production in high definition will be on April 15, in collaboration with the Salesian Missions, Father Lombardi said.

Archives of material in high definition will also be started. In this way, Vatican TV will be able to offer broadcasts to stations that already use high definition, especially in Korea, Japan, the United States, Germany and Italy.