.- EWTN Global Catholic Network has signed agreements with SIRIUS Satellite Radio for the carriage of its 24-hour English and Spanish radio programming beginning in January.
Michael Warsaw, the network's president, said an agreement has been reached to make EWTN available to SIRIUS subscribers anywhere in the United States. This move enables EWTN to greatly expand its audience base. SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service to offer 60 streams of commercial-free music and more than 40 selections of sports, news, and entertainment.
"We are delighted to be the first Catholic programmer to be included in a U.S. satellite radio service," said Warsaw. "This new digital technology will enable people across the country … to have access to EWTN's radio programming."
EWTN began its English and Spanish short wave radio services in 1992. Four years later, using the satellite reach of its television network, EWTN's radio service was made available to AM & FM radio stations around the world.
EWTN Global Catholic Radio offers listeners live call-in talk shows, teaching series, daily devotions, Church events and music in English and Spanish.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 22nd year, is available in English and Spanish in more than 85 million television households in 110 countries. EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world. It includes short wave radio network, satellite-delivered radio station, Internet site (www.ewtn.com) and publishing arm.