January 25, 1996
Acquired the Catholic Resource Network (CRNET),
a Catholic online service to expand EWTN's media apostolate to include the
largest online collection of Catholic
February 12, 1996
Through an exclusive agreement with the
Catholic World News (CWN), EWTN adds a daily news service for EWTN's television,
radio (listen), and
online service networks.
February 27, 1996
EWTN launches a worldwide AM/FM radio service (listen).
May 1, 1996
Mother Angelica has a fourth audience with Pope John
Paul II and presents him with a map of EWTN's new international satellites
and their coverage.
EWTN signs contracts with PanAmSat for global satellite distribution.
EWTN reaches 50 million homes.
June 14, 1996
EWTN launches a 24-hour Spanish language
Mother Angelica launches Religious Catalogue, a program devoted to holy
October 7, 1996
EWTN launches television services in Europe.
December 8, 1996
EWTN launches in the Pacific Rim, reaching Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and the Philippines. Reception by
viewers and television operators is overwhelming.