Catholic Media Ministry Selects JVC Professional Video for Live Broadcasts and More

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CHANDLER, AZ, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 ― Catholic Media Ministry is the premier provider of technical support and production services for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. With the Diocese recently looking to begin broadcasting masses on TV, it became clear that the churches and production team would need an equipment upgrade. The production company selected JVC Professional Video’s KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras to provide the video quality and versatility necessary for live television.

While live-streaming church masses is commonplace today, the Diocese found it difficult for members to navigate through the web and software apps to find the videos, which resulted in the decision to broadcast the services. “When I first joined Catholic Media Ministry, I was given the crucial task of helping to set up our daily masses to broadcast on TV,” says Arturo Santoyo, Video Producer at Catholic Media Ministry. “Since we didn’t initially have a big budget for the livestream productions, we were originally using very cheap cameras. I knew we needed better cameras to produce the broadcast quality video necessary for television, and that’s when we came across JVC Professional Video.”

Prior to upgrading to JVC PTZs, Catholic Media Ministry was using handheld production cameras, which were typically operated by volunteers. “I remember one event in particular where I was in a desperate situation; it was 15 minutes before the show was set to start and no volunteers had arrived,” he says. “That night, I called my pastor, Fr. Dan McBride, the founder of Catholic Media Ministry, and explained that if we purchased PTZ cameras, I would be able to run an entire show without any volunteers, and he was sold.”