DeSalesMedia Group, the technology and communications arm of the Diocese, is the first such entity formed by a Diocese in the U.S. Named for St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writers and journalists, DeSales delivers Catholic news, information, entertainment and religious programming across all media, and aims not just to entertain and inform, but to also inspire and strengthen faith.
DeSales’ publishes a weekly Catholic newspaper, The Tablet, which covers local and international news from a Catholic point of view and has been serving the people of Brooklyn and Queens since 1908. With thetablet.org, and a daily headlines email newsletter, the newspaper now transcends its borders and serves a national and international Catholic readership.
DeSales’ cable channel NET TV broadcasts original programming including Currents (currentsny.tv), its flagship nightly news show, and several programs in Spanish. NET TV is available in the New York area on Time Warner Cable channel 97 and Cablevision channel 30, in New York and Connecticut on Verizon 48, and nationally through Verizon FiOS On Demand, and netny.tv.
DeSales faithfully serves the large and growing Spanish-speaking Catholic population in Brooklyn and Queens with Nuestra Voz, the monthly Spanish-language newspaper, and Tu Fe Al Dia, a weekly Spanish-language program on NET TV focusing on what the Catholic faith means in the everyday lives of the Hispanic community in Brooklyn and Queens. With 101 of its 189 parishes celebrating Mass in Spanish each week and a constituency that is 55% Spanish-speaking, DeSales is dedicated to continued evangelization and service to this important group in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
DeSales also includes the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN), which has been serving the educational and spiritual needs of the children in the schools and academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn for 50 years.
CTN’s modern mission includes producing online educational content for diocesan elementary schools; bringing hardware, software and networking capabilities into schools; and training educators on how to best use this new technology.
DeSales also operates numerous websites for the Diocese of Brooklyn and provides public relations, advertising, grant-funding and lobbying for several diocesan agencies. DeSales’ team offers in-depth experience in a variety of media fields including television production, documentary filmmaking, web development, graphic design, information technology, social media and more.