EWTN to Open West Coast Studio at Christ Cathedral Campus
July 24, 2014 --
Irondale, AL, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction of
its first West Coast television production facility located on the
campus of Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, California.
EWTN hopes to begin using the studio to transmit news, televised
Masses, and inspiring stories of faith to its global audience by
the end of the year. A joint announcement of the new facility was
made at the annual Napa Institute gathering in Napa, California on
July 24 by EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P.
Warsaw and the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange acquired the former
Crystal Cathedral in November 2011 and took possession of the
property in September 2013. Shortly after moving onto the campus,
the Diocese began an extensive renovation to restore the 34-acre
campus and its seven buildings to their former magnificence -
upgrading them to modern earthquake and energy efficiency standards
in order to accommodate the unique needs of a large and vibrant
parish, Diocesan Pastoral Office and Catholic school. As part of
the renovations of the campus, the Diocese has worked to develop
the capacity to share its events, liturgical celebrations, news and
other topics of interest with audiences throughout Southern
California and the world.
"As we transform the Christ Cathedral campus into a
dynamic and inspirational center of Catholic worship and outreach,
we are blessed to partner with EWTN to share our community's energy
and faithful witness with the world. EWTN's partnership will
profoundly benefit our Church, enabling us to share the love of
Christ with millions across the world in multiple languages from
the Cathedral campus, here in Orange County," said the Most Rev.
Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange.
"EWTN is pleased to be able to collaborate with Bishop
Vann and the Diocese of Orange on this important new project. The
studio being developed there will be of great benefit to EWTN's
programming efforts around the globe," said Network CEO Michael P.
Warsaw. "The location of the facility gives EWTN a presence in an
area of the country where the Network will be able to execute
programs that would be difficult to produce elsewhere, particularly
for our Spanish-language channels.
"We are also pleased to develop this West Coast studio
in advance of the historic renovation of the Christ Cathedral
itself. We will be well positioned and prepared to share news of
this closely watched transformation with our viewers," said
As the world's largest religious media network, EWTN
transmits television programming 24 hours a day to more than 230
million homes in 140 countries and territories through cable,
Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), broadcast TV and digital media
platforms. EWTN airs family and religious programming from a
Catholic point of view in multiple languages. The network offers
inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive
teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and
thought-provoking documentaries. Programming originating from the
Christ Cathedral campus will be included within its broadcast
content mix for global audiences.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, now in its 33rd year,
transmits 11 separate television networks in multiple languages to
over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries
and territories. EWTN also distributes a global radio service that
is available through satellite radio platforms such as SiriusXM and
Sky, a network of terrestrial AM & FM stations, a worldwide
short-wave radio station and digital outlets such as iHeart Radio.
With its Internet and digital media platforms, including
website, electronic and print news services, and publishing
arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
Earlier in 2014, the network launched EWTN News Nightly,
the first global daily newscast from a Catholic perspective. EWTN
also recently announced its acquisition of the Denver-based
Catholic News Agency and the ACI Prensa Group headquartered in
Lima, Peru. ACI Prensa is the largest Spanish-language Catholic
news service in the world.
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