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Experience Rio in the Round: EWTN WYD 360

Young fans of EWTN anticipating the upcoming World Youth Day
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Irondale, AL, July 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It goes without saying that EWTN will be in Rio to provide the most complete live coverage of World Youth Day anywhere. But this year, that's just the beginning! After you watch an event on television, we invite you to experience the event the next day in a completely new and interactive way.

Young fans of EWTN are getting ready to attend World Youth Day in Rio with Pope Francis. WYD, the largest youth event in the world, is held every three years.


EWTN WYD 360 utilizes a special immersive technology that will be exclusive to EWTN during WYD. EWTN WYD 360 will film each event using a special camera with 11 lenses. Watch the event again and use your mouse to see it from every angle!

Stand on the stage with the Holy Father during the Welcome Ceremony or be in the middle of the audience during the same event. Experience the miles long Stations of the Cross as if you were there. Thrill to the Opening and Closing Masses, and so much more. You'll see it all through this immersive, interactive streaming video.

You have to experience this cutting edge technology to believe it! EWTN will host this fabulous celebration on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ewtnonline, and website, www.ewtn.com, beginning July 22.

Best of all, by sharing the interactive video on Facebook, your friends will be able to see it in your own Facebook news stream! Watch it on our website, and up will pop a code that your webmaster or IT department can embed on your webpage so your followers can enjoy it too!

Get ready to experience WYD as never have before. Even if you're blessed to be in Rio, you won't want to miss this since you can get closer to the action from your mobile phone or tablet than most people will be able to get on the ground! So - check…it…out!

And don't forget, EWTN television's complete live coverage of WYD may be viewed on EWTN's special WYD website, www.ewtn.com/wyd, by cable or satellite (www.ewtn.com/channelfinder), streaming audio or video on the Internet (http://origin.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp), shortwave (http://www.ewtn.com/radio/freq.htm), EWTN mobile (http://www.ewtnapps.com/), on the EWTN Radio Network via our affiliates (https://www.ewtn.com/radio/amfm.asp), on satellite radio (http://www.sirius.com/ewtn), or on iHeartRadio (www.ewtn.com/radio).

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 32nd year, is available in over 225 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest Catholic media network in the world.

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CONTACT: For Information, Please Contact: Michelle Johnson Director of Communications EWTN Global Catholic Network 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, Alabama 35210-2198 USA (205) 795-5769 - Office (205) 441-6248 !- Cell (205) 795-5781 - Fax mjohnson@ewtn.com

Source: EWTN Global Catholic Network