Verndale, developers of CatholicTV.com, has built an iPhone App and Widget, named CatholicTVjr, exclusively for CatholicTV. With the recent release of these two applications, CatholicTV has greatly expanded their interactive offering, allowing viewers the flexibility to access content in a variety of ways. The iPhone App is available through the iPhone or iTouch, allowing individuals to carry their faith on the go. With CatholicTVjr other diocesans, parishes, schools, agencies or even personal sites can now embed a compact version of the Catholic Broadband Network to their websites.
"These valuable additions have allowed us to promote CatholicTV through additional areas, firmly expanding brand awareness and increasing traffic back to our website," said Father Robert Reed, Director of the CatholicTV Network. "Our viewers are now able to watch streaming video through their mobile devices and embed our programming into their own websites, free of charge."
"The ability to deliver these types of applications to CatholicTV emphasizes the importance of running websites through a CMS (content management system)," said Matt Pisapia, Chief Operating Officer at Verndale. "Because all of the content for CatholicTV is stored in one central repository, website administrators can easily distribute relevant content where it can be accessed through a viewers' mobile device or simply change the content that will be displayed through CatholicTVjr."
As businesses continue to look for ways to market themselves, value-added features like these help distribute content, promote messages, and ultimately increase website traffic. This marked the first time Verndale has developed such applications for their clients, and CatholicTV.com has demonstrated the ability to leverage the power and flexibility of these tools in a very effective way. For additional information regarding the iPhone App, check out Carry Your Faith and visit CatholicTVjr to learn more about the widget.
CatholicTV is a television network that broadcasts local and national religious programming and live events for the Catholic audience - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employing the power of television and the Internet, CatholicTV proclaims the Truth of the Gospel in the Catholic Tradition. Through relevant programming, they educate by teaching the Wisdom of God in the Catholic Tradition, endeavoring to move people of all ages, cultures and attitudes toward the fullness of life.
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