The Vatican Television Center (CTV) was created in 1983.
In November 1996 it was officially recognized as an organization fully
associated with the Holy See.
The principal aim of CTV is to contribute to spreading
the universal message of the Gospel by using television to document the
Pope's pastoral ministry and the activities of the Apostolic See. (From the
Statute of June 1st 1998)
The main services offered by CTV are the following: live broadcasts,
production, archiving, and daily assistance to other broadcasters.