EWTN, otherwise known as the Eternal Word Television Network, is a cable broadcast network dedicated to sharing the teachings of the Catholic Church. As of 2015, EWTN programming can be found on television, YouTube, the radio and through streaming broadcasts online.
In addition to its ministries and religious programming, EWTN offers pilgrimages, retreats and the opportunity to attend live tapings of religious programming. The mission of EWTN is to bring the word of Jesus Christ to people around the world. Programming is offered in both English and Spanish in order to reach a wider audience.
The EWTN television channel airs religious programming 24 hours per day, and it has aired in 144 countries around the world. Shows featured on the channel include talk shows, children's programming, religious news and documentary films. As of 2015, the channel is considered to be the largest religious channel of its kind.
The channel is based out of Alabama, which is where the channel got its start in 1981. Originally, the channel was really just a short taped program featuring a Poor Clare Nun named Mother. M. Angelica. She built her own television studio on the property of a monastery in Irondale, Alabama, and soon, EWTN grew into a far-reaching religious television network.