CatholicTV® is a Catholic television network based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is seen on cable systems in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Michigan, Ohio, California and Louisiana, as well as on the Internet, Sky Angel IPTV, with selections available at iTunes and via digital C band satellite, via AMC 11.
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CatholicTV broadcasts programming relevant to Catholic viewers, including the Daily Masslive on Sunday and weekdays and a wide variety of Catholic educational and inspirational programming. This includes live talk shows such as "This is the Day", the Holy Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction, catachetical programs, music shows, entertainment/variety shows, youth and children's programming. CatholicTV also broadcasts programming and international events from Vatican Television Catholic events from the Vatican, such as the death of Pope John Paul II, the election and journeys of Pope Benedict XVI and World Youth Day 2008 from Sydney Australia at PopeInAustralia.com.
Originally under the call letters WIHS and then the name Boston Catholic Television (BCTV), CatholicTV's first program was broadcast on the morning of January 1, 1955 when then-Archbishop Richard Cardinal Cushing celebrated a Pontifical Low Mass in the new Catholic television studios on Granby Street in Boston.