Established in 1983 the Vatican Television Center (CTV) is officially recognized as an Holy See organisation. CTV’s goal is to document the Pope's pastoral ministry and all main activities of the Apostolic See.
• CTV is actively producing every year multi-language documentaries on Pope John Paul II, on Pope Benedict XVI, on the Vatican and the Basilicas in Rome, targeting the international audience.
• Since 1998 CTV has been producing the weekly magazine "Octava Dies", broadcasted internationally by all main Catholic networks and by APTN.
• 130 live broadcasts/year inside the Vatican (including the Angelus, the Pope's General Audience, etc).
• Live broadcasts associated with the Holy Father's trips.
• Live broadcasts re-transmitted through Catholic television networks worldwide.
• Satellite link-ups in order to relay the signal virtually anywhere in the world.
• With more than 4,000 hours of video recordings, CTV has the widest worldwide archive on Pope John Paul II.
• A computerized filing system guarantees a real-time delivery service of footage to all TV networks and documentary producers from all over the world.
• CTV recordings and productions are made available on DVD.
• Delivery of footage to press agencies and television networks.
• Delivery of footage on the Pope's trips abroad
• Tapes and DVD replication for the press centers.
• Special support and technical facilities (TV crews, video and audio assistance, satellite broadcasts, editing facilities, etc.) for foreign correspondents in Rome.