KTO (TV channel)

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KTO is a French-language Catholic television channel. It is broadcast in France, Belgium, and Switzerland, as well as francophone countries in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.[1]


The channel was founded in 1999 by Jean-Marie Lustiger, who served as the Archbishop of Paris from 1981 to 2005. It is privately funded by 250,000 donors.[1]

Programs have included documentaries about the Vatican and Christians in Iraq,[2][3][4] as well as funny skits.[5]

On 15 June 2019 KTO broadcast the first service live from Notre-Dame (in Paris) since the fire.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Mermin, Isabelle (December 16, 2014). "La chaîne KTO fête ses 15 ans". Le Figaro Magazine (in French). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ De Chabalier, Blaise (March 11, 2015). "KTO derrière les portes du Vatican". Le Figaro Magazine (in French). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ De Chabalier, Blaise (August 6, 2015). "KTO diffuse un documentaire sur les chrétiens d'Irak". Le Figaro Magazine (in French). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "L'espérance des chrétiens d'Irak". Valeurs actuelles (in French). March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Sasportas, Valérie (April 26, 2012). "KTO, un humour très...catholique". Le Figaro Magazine (in French). Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Only 9% of millions pledged for Notre-Dame handed over". France 24. June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Notre-Dame de Paris : première messe après l'incendie". KTO television catholique (in French). June 15, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.

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