Denver-based Catholic News Agency (CNA) and its sister organization, ACI Prensa, the world’s largest Spanish-language Catholic news organization with headquarters in Lima, Peru, have become part of the EWTN Global Catholic Network.
EWTN provides multimedia services to more than 140 countries and territories. The network transmits 11 separate television channels in several languages to more than 230 million homes around the world. It also operates multiple radio services including a network of hundreds of AM and FM stations, a SiriusXM satellite radio channel, an iHeart radio channel and a global shortwave radio service.
“EWTN has been a partner with both Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa for many years in creating and distributing Catholic news content, and I am very pleased and excited that these two highly respected news organizations will become a part of the EWTN family of services,” said Michael P. Warsaw, the Network’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
“Since its founding a decade ago, CNA has proven itself to be a valuable source for reporting on important issues of the day that are of interest to Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” added Warsaw. “For its part, ACI Prensa has been the world’s leading outlet for Spanish-language Catholic news and reporting. ACI Prensa will be a perfect fit alongside EWTN’s other services including our Spanish-language television, radio and web-based services.”
Since Catholic News Agency was founded in Denver, Colorado, during 2004, it has been one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers in the English-speaking world. It maintains new bureaus and reporters around the world, including Washington, D.C., and Rome. CNA content is made available free of charge through its own website and through other websites and outlets including that of EWTN. CNA also provides an editor’s service to Catholic publications, dioceses and parishes.
ACI Prensa was founded during 1980 by German missionary Father Adalbert Marie Mohm. He wishes to provide a steady flow of Catholic news to secular media outlets and end-users throughout the Spanish-speaking world. It is the largest and most visited web provider of Catholic news in Spanish.
Terms Of Agreement
Under the terms of the transaction, no cash will be exchanged between the parties. EWTN will assume control of all ongoing activities of the two organizations. Alejandro Bermudez, a member of the Sodality of Christian Life who is currently the executive director of both CNA and ACI Prensa Group, will continue to serve in that capacity.
This move is the latest step in EWTN’s efforts to expand its news presence in the global Catholic digital and multimedia marketplace. Among EWTN’s properties is EWTN News Nightly (a daily news program covering major news events from a Catholic perspective) The National Catholic Register (the leading Catholic newspaper in the United States) and The World Over with Raymond Arroyo (a weekly news analysis and in-depth interview program).