Boston Catholic TV debuts new 24-hour lineup
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BCTV’S NEW SEASON OF PROGRAMMING BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 6
“This Is The Day” to air live twice a week, new series with Father Chris Hickey among other highlights
NEWTON, MA – Boston Catholic Television (BCTV) will debut a new season of programming beginning Monday, March 6 with a new 24-hour lineup of its entertaining prayerful, religious, and educational shows. Directed by Father Robert Reed, BCTV is Catholic Television For You! The station offers programs for viewers of all ages from its first-ever children’s game show “WOW” to the foundation of the station its Daily Mass (live each weekday at 9:30am) and “The Rosary” (broadcast daily at 10am, 7pm and 3am) to talk shows, prayer series and Christian music programs.
One of the new series premiering this season is “Going My Way” hosted by Fr. Chris Hickey. It shows priests of the Archdiocese in front of BCTV’s lights (and cameras) and the show itself could be described that way too - light. Fr. Chris is known for his sense of humor and with Fr. Paul Rouse as his piano-playing sidekick on “Going My Way”, humor is aplenty. However, musical performances by and interviews with guest priests each week provide the real variety. “Going My Way” airs Monday at 1pm, Tuesday at 6am, Wednesday at 5:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm, Friday at 11am, Saturday at 2:30pm, Sunday at 6am and 12:30pm.
Something new this season on Boston Catholic Television is “Blink”, a half-hour “series” that features compilations of two-to-five minute, short-format segments, each with their own host, tied into half-hour "programs". You will see BCTV personalities as hosts such as Fr. Dan O’Connell, Bernie Choiniere and Jay Fadden. However, several local and national new faces will be featured on “Blink” as well, all with topics full of insight, information and faith, from the sacraments to iconography to Fr. Reed answering “Ask the Director” questions. See this new and exciting half hour Monday at 10:30am, Tuesday at 6:30pm, Wednesday at 1pm, Thursday at 8:30am, Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 3:30pm on BCTV...but don’t “Blink” or you might miss something great.
Another highlight of BCTV’s new season will be another live edition of “This Is The Day” (now on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30). Fr. Reed and Jay Fadden are the hosts of this spirited half-hour talk show with Kevin Nelson providing news and events. They respond to viewer’s letters and email with many other segments including View From The Pew, featuring a Roaming Roman Catholic’s weekly review of the churches in the Archdiocese. The Tuesday edition will have local and national guests and sometimes feature a studio audience! Rebroadcasts of the live Tuesday show can be seen that night at 8, Wednesday at 6pm and Thursday at 11am. Friday’s live show will be rebroadcast at 6pm and again on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 6:30pm.
Other series include the only place to see a weekly series with Cardinal-designate Sean O’Malley, in his series “Conversations With Archbishop Sean”. Fr. Dan O’Connell is back hosting the longest-running BCTV series “We’ve Got To Talk”, now completely from “Studio C”, his computer-generated studio, where he talks about God, religion and faith using examples from everyday life. Meanwhile, Kevin Nelson takes viewers to some new “Catholic Destinations” in his popular series and BCTV brings back shows from some of the other popular sites Kevin has visited from around the United States and Canada. BCTV compliments its in-house lineup with a variety of the finest national religious programs available, including documentaries, movies, music video series and blocks of children’s shows in addition to the programs produced at its Newton, MA studios.
In addition, Boston Catholic Television will provide coverage of events from Rome leading up to and including the consistory when Archbishop Sean O’Malley becomes the sixth cardinal of the Archdiocese of Boston on March 24. BCTV also will provide live coverage of holy week services with Cardinal O’Malley from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston the week of April 9-16.
Boston Catholic Television broadcasts 24 hours a day and can be seen in more than 175 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Comcast carries BCTV on its systems on cable channel 56 (except in Boston and Brookline on channel 45); Adelphia on channel 98 and RCN on channel 68. The station’s programming also can be seen via satellite on KNXT-TV, Channel 49, Fresno; TeLIcare TV, Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY; The Prayer Channel, Diocese of Brooklyn, NY; The Television Apostolate and Catholic Life Channel, Diocese of Baton Rouge, La.; and The Ecumenical Television Channel, serving northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Internet users can tune in BCTV’s online broadcast via BCTV’s home page, www.catholictv.org by clicking BCTV LIVE. A complete schedule is available at the BCTV web site or by calling (617) 965-0050 and asking for the BCTV Viewer’s Guide.
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Boston Catholic Television
http://www.catholictv.org MA, US
Sean Ward - Public Relations, 617 965-0050
New season begins March 6
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