EWTN Time Line - 1999





January 21, 1999
Launch of EWTN's LIVE television signal over the Internet.

May 1-2, 1999
Live carriage and special programming in honor of the Beatification of Padre Pio.

June 14, 1999
Expands the availability of EWTN's Spanish television and radio services into the U.S. market. EWTN, La Red Global Católica, the 24-hour Spanish cable network, and Radio Católica Mundial, EWTN's Spanish radio network, are available for carriage via cable systems and AM/FM radio stations.  The network feeds are also available over the Internet.

July 1999
EWTN moves its domestic playout from the tape-based Master Control facility to the digital file servers in the Technical Operations Center.

October 15, 1999
EWTN is granted a satellite television license by the Independent Television Commission of Great Britain allowing EWTN to deliver its programming directly to homes in Europe.

December 19, 1999
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, is consecrated during a live broadcast.

December 24, 1999
Live coverage of Pope John Paul II opening the door to the Jubilee of the Year 2000. EWTN begins 13-month tribute of special programming in honor of the Great Jubilee year 2000.