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The CatholicTV® Network Receives Telly Awards

6/20/2012 - 6:26 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (June 20, 2012) - The 33rd Annual Telly Awards has announced that several of the CatholicTV® Network's productions including, "Is Christianity Joyless" a Blink series with host Father James Martin, SJ, and the CatholicTV Network's first ever Catholic sitcom "Mass Confusion" have won awards.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries.

The full list of winning CatholicTV productions is as follows:

News or News Feature: "Clearvoice", the CatholicTV Network's magazine show featuring news, topical stories of interest to Catholic and Christian viewers, a variety of different hosted by television-news veterans John Monahan and Christine Caswell.

People's Telly: "Is Christianity Joyless", Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest presents three sets of Blink segments based on his book, "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life".

Editing; People's Telly: "Mass Confusion", the first-ever Catholic sitcom filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, starring Greg and Jennifer Willits and Mac and Katherine Barron.

People's Telly: "One Billion Stories", each week, travel with Seth DeMoor, as he shares stories of Catholics he met along the way on a bike trip from Florida to Colorado.

Set Design; People's Telly: "The New and Eternal Word", Monsignor James P. Moroney introduces to us the Collect for Pentecost Sunday (from the new English translation of the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition).

People's Telly: "We've Got to Talk - Speedboat", through the use of virtual sets, the show opens with the ever popular Father Dan O'Connell in places you would not usually find a priest talking about God, religion and spirituality.

Lighting: "WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge", features three rounds of three third graders answering host Father Reed's questions about the "WUDABOUT", phrases that have significance in Catholic life.

People's Telly: "7 Questions About Sin", Lino Rulli, host of the SiriusXM's "The Catholic Guy" radio show, hosts "7 Questions About Sin", segments on the CatholicTV Network's original series Blink, a half hour full of insight, information and faith.

Utilizing powerful technology, the CatholicTV® Network strives to connect People of Faith through relevant, inspiring and prayerful programming, teaching the Wisdom of God in the Catholic Tradition, endeavoring to move people of all ages, cultures and attitudes toward the Fullness of Life. The CatholicTV Network congratulates all recipients and participants of the 33rd annual Telly Awards.

You can find out more about the CatholicTV Network at:

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

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