Mark von Riedemann, the network’s managing director, said the website’s new Special Campaigns section is a response to the frustration of many Catholic television broadcasters who are searching for programming related to important events.
Many broadcasters, he noted, do not have the time to search for content across all producers, while many Catholic producers do not have the time or the means to communicate what they have made.
“We hope that CRTN will go some way in bridging and correcting this marketplace reality,” he said June 29.
“Whether for the opening of the Year of Faith, secular events such as World AIDS Day, the canonization of future saints such as Bl. Pope John Paul II, or simply for Easter or Christmas, there is a need to regroup and communicate those Catholic programs.”
Catholic media producers and television stations may register for free at the network website www.crtn.org. Producers may upload their programs and join more than 200 other producers already in the network.
The website provides information on Catholic media funding opportunities, production resources and an image exchange service.
The Catholic Radio and Television Network has re-launched its website to help present Catholic programming and highlight special liturgical or news events.