Montreal, Canada, Apr 29, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Salt + Light Television, Canada’s Catholic television network, announced yesterday that it has expanded its services to Quebec – the province with the largest number of Catholics in the country.
Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, archbishop of Montreal, joined the Salt + Light team for the launch, held at the diocesan centre.
Salt + Light is being carried on the province’s largest cable provider, Videotron. To promote the launch, Videotron has decided to offer Salt + Light free to its digital TV (Illico) subscribers on Channel 242 until June 1. After June 1, subscriptions will cost $2.99 and will include EWTN, the United States Catholic network.
“I’m aware that we are not revolutionizing television in Quebec,” said Cardinal Turcotte at the press conference. “But this network is important in our milieu. It is the voice of the Church and mostly it is the voice of a young Church, which is not usually heard,” said the cardinal, referring to the fact that the fledgling network is staffed mostly by youth.