Vatican City, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
A video streaming platform is being launched next week showcasing on-demand Catholic content, including films co-produced by Vatican Media.
The VatiVision site will go live June 8 in Italy, with apparent plans to expand to countries in North and South America, the Philippines, Spain, and Poland.
The streaming service will be available through laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and cable boxes, but according to Vatican News, despite similarities, the platform is not “the Netflix of the Vatican.”
Paolo Ruffini, the head of Vatican communications, said June 4 that the Vatican has produced documentaries which will be included in the VatiVision catalog but “the editor is free to make his choices.”
Ruffini spoke at an online press briefing for the launch of VatiVision. He stressed that the Vatican had no financial stake or editorial say in the project.