Worldwide Telecasts from the Vatican

 

The Dicastery for Communication (DPC) is the official point of contact for all matters concerning the television broadcasts from the Vatican. The origins of the telecasts go back to 1974 when the first worldwide broadcasts of papal ceremonies started. Since then the global telecasts have included celebrations at Christmas, Easter, jubilee years and other special moments in the life of the Church. The telecasts are distributed via a series of satellites reaching television outlets and networks around the world for re-transmission to their own audiences. The global satellite distribution has been made possible through the generosity of the Knights of Columbus. The links to the information below are provided as a resource for broadcasters and commentators.

 

 
 
 
 

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2020

Christmas Mass at Night presided over by Pope Francis
Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Scheduled celebration time: 18:25 to 20:00 UTC/GMT time

* Satellite feeds will start earlier at 18:15 UTC/GMT time *

18:15:00 GMT/UTC Satellite feed starts, lineup time, beauty shots
18:19:30 GMT/UTC Screen fades to black
18:19:45 GMT/UTC Eurovision logo signature intro
18:20:00 GMT/UTC live begins
20:00:00 GMT/UTC Estimated conclusion (or 5 minutes after departure of Pope Francis)

For assistance please contact Eurovision Rome: romeprod@eurovision.net  Tel: +39 06 6888 6000

For urgent technical assistance of ongoing transmissions and trouble reports, please contact Eurovision Control Centre in Geneva (EVC): Tel: +41 22 717 2790

*** UPDATED - EUROVISION WORLDFEED SATELLITE PARAMETERS ***

Broadcast information and contacts English  Español  Français  Italiano
General information  
Mass Booklet
Background Dossier - Christmas 2020
Latest Vatican News - Vatican Media live streaming - Latest texts on Vatican.va

 

Christmas Day, 25 December 2020

Christmas Message and "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing of Pope Francis
Hall of Benediction, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
From 11:00 to 11:25 UTC/GMT time

* Satellite feeds will start earlier at 10:50 UTC/GMT time *

10:50:00 GMT/UTC Satellite feed starts, lineup time, beauty shots
10:54:30 GMT/UTC Screen fades to black
10:54:45 GMT/UTC Eurovision logo signature intro
10:55:00 GMT/UTC live begins 
11:00:00 GMT/UTC Ceremony begins
11:25:00 GMT/UTC Estimated conclusion (or 5 minutes after departure of Pope Francis)

For assistance please contact Eurovision Rome: romeprod@eurovision.net  Tel: +39 06 6888 6000

For urgent technical assistance of ongoing transmissions and trouble reports, please contact Eurovision Control Centre in Geneva (EVC): Tel: +41 22 717 2790

*** UPDATED - EUROVISION WORLDFEED SATELLITE PARAMETERS ***

Broadcast information and contacts English  Español  Français  Italiano
General information
Background Dossier - Christmas 2020
Latest Vatican News - Vatican Media live streaming - Latest texts on Vatican.va

 

 © Copyright Notice about Worldwide Telecasts from the Vatican: These two worldwide telecasts will be offered free of charge by the Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) only for live or pre-recorded broadcasts, or for use in news reports. The copying, distribution, whether free or for sale, of all or part of the telecasts is not allowed. Any use of the telecast other than that allowed must be authorized by DPC in writing. For more information: worldtelecast@spc.va

 © Informazione circa i diritti di ritrasmissione delle mondovisioni dal Vaticano: Queste due trasmissioni in mondovisione saranno offerte gratuitamente dal Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) solo per la trasmissione televisiva in diretta, in differita, o per uso "news". Sono assolutamente vietate: la copia, la distribuzione integrale o parziale, anche a titolo gratuito, e/o la vendita. Qualunque utilizzo oltre a quelli consentiti dovrà essere autorizzato per scritto dal DPC. Rivolgersi a: worldtelecast@spc.va

© Information sur les droits de retransmission des mondovisions du Vatican: Cette deux transmissions en Mondovision seront gratuitement offertes depuis le Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) seulement pour la transmission télévisuelle en directe ou en différé, ou pour l'utilisation dans les informations. Sont absolument interdite la copie, la distribution intégrale ou partielle, même à titre gratuit, et/ou la vente. Toute utilisation autre que permis, devra être autorisé par écrit par le DPC. S’adresser à: worldtelecast@spc.va

 © Información acerca de los derechos de retransmisión de la Mundovisión desde el Vaticano: Estas dos transmisiones en Mundovisión serán ofrecidas gratuitamente desde el Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) sólo para la transmisión televisiva en directo, en diferido, o para uso en noticieros. Están absolutamente prohibidas la copia, la distribución íntegra o parcial, incluso gratuitamente, y/o la venta. Cualquier uso que no esté entre los permitidos, tendrá que ser autorizado por escrito por el DPC. Dirigirse a: worldtelecast@spc.va

© Informationen bezüglich der Rechte zur Übertragung von Mondovisionssendungen aus dem Vatikan: Diese zwei Übertragungen in Mondovision werden vom Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) nur für die Fernsehübertragung live, zeitversetzte Übertragungen oder für Nachrichtensendungen kostenlos angeboten. Absolut verboten sind die Vervielfältigung, der vollständige oder teilweise (auch kostenlose) Vertrieb und/oder der Verkauf. Jede nicht gestattete Verwendung muss vom DPC schriftlich genehmigt werden. Anfragen sind zu richten an: worldtelecast@spc.va

© Informação sobre os direitos de retransmissão do Mundovisão do Vaticano: Estas dois transmissaões em mundo visão serão cedidas gratuitamente pelo Dicastero per la Comunicazione (DPC) somente para a transmissão televisiva ao vivo, gravada, ou para uso "news". São absolutamente proibidas: cópia, distribuição integral ou parcial, mesmo gratuitamente, e/ou a venda. Qualquer utilização além daquelas que foram consentidas deverá ser autorizada por escrito pelo DPC. Dirigir-se à: worldtelecast@spc.va