Pope goes HD with Vatican's new high-definition TV

Nov 16, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during his Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

(AP) -- The pope is going HD.

The on Tuesday unveiled a new euro4.5 million ($6 million) high-definition mobile unit to let the Vatican broadcast the pope's Masses, audiences and trips in high definition.

The upgrade, paid for by the Knights of Columbus and Vatican television and offered at a discount by Sony, will let the Vatican keep up with the rapidly developing technology that is increasingly becoming the norm for broadcasters, documentary makers and others.

has suffered several communications gaffes during his five-year pontificate, but the Vatican has been taking steps to bring his message to YouTube, and smartphones.

Explore further: Creating the fastest outdoor wireless Internet connection in the world

2.3 /5 (3 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Facebook, Wikipedia execs brief Vatican on Web

Nov 12, 2009

(AP) -- Executives from Facebook, Wikipedia and Google are attending a Vatican meeting to brief officials and Catholic bishops about the Internet and digital youth culture.

Pope may embrace intelligent design

Aug 28, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI may reportedly embrace the theory of intelligent design, possibly heralding a fundamental shift in the Vatican's view of evolution.

Recommended for you

Impoverished North Korea falls back on cyber weapons

9 hours ago

As one of the world's most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America's military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method to torment its foe.

Five ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

10 hours ago

The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card ...

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

10 hours ago

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.