In addition to its regular linguistic programs, Vatican Radio broadcasts all the Papal celebrations and ceremonies that take place inside and outside the Vatican as well as other Vatican special events. These extraordinary broadcasts (which are not included in our regular palimpsest) are made available by Vatican Radio to other radio stations for broadcasting purposes. The radios that are interested in this service may choose to broadcast live the international sound of the event or the international sound mixed with one of various language commentaries available of Vatican Radio. For the most important events, the commentaries are usually in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (sometimes even in Arabic and Chinese). These commentaries are also made available for TV stations that receive the images produced by the Vatican Television Centre.
The international sound and/or the commentaries of the above-mentioned events may be picked up through the satellite or through an ISDN connection, which is a digital telephone circuit used by the broadcasters for these kinds of services.
Nowadays, a significant number of Latin American radio broadcasters receives a communication from the International Relations Office of the special broadcasts of Vatican Radio on which there are details (satellite, ISDN, web channel….) regarding the transmissions. If you desire to receive a similar communication, please send your request along with your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who decide to broadcast the special event provided by Vatican Radio by means of an ISDN connection, it is necessary to send in due time a specific request to email@example.com. in order to get the ISDN number to be dialed to receive the international sound and/or the language commentary requested.