Completion of Technical Operations Center consisting of broadcast
video servers, digital tape archive and broadcast automation.
January 9, 1997
"Life on the Rock" debuts
with host Jeff Cavins. Jeff and his guests discuss being a young Christian
today and take viewers’ calls, emails, and faxes.
January 15, 1997
EWTN launches its compressed digital satellite services on the Galaxy VI
April 11, 1997
EWTN announces Internet broadcast of AM/FM radio signal (listen).
May 1, 1997
EWTN announces preparations for the Great Jubilee
May 12, 1997
EWTN becomes the world's first television programmer to use the
Hewlett-Packard video file server technology to play out multiple
television channels. This technology allows EWTN to provide custom
programming feeds for all of its services.
"The World Over" debuts with host Raymond
Arroyo. Raymond and his guests examine current news
from a Christian perspective and take viewers’ calls, emails, and faxes.
September 5, 1997
"The Journey Home" debuts with host
Marcus Grodi. Marcus and his guests discuss their personal conversion
stories and how a specific Church teaching or experience influenced their
decision to return to or be in communion with the Catholic Church. He and
his guests answer viewers' calls, emails, and faxes.
EWTN provides a live 35-hour salute to Mother
Teresa. EWTN also established an In Memoriam site on the Internet.
October 4-5, 1997
Provides live coverage of the Second World
Meeting of the Holy Father with Families on October 4-5, 1997 in Rio de