Media release

Media arrangements for presidential inauguration distribution of video feed and photos

23 May 2014

23 May 2014

Members of the media are advised that there will be video feed and photos distributed to all whom it at the media need centre.


A total of 12 select photographers have been selected to shoot pool pictures at the Amphitheatre which will be shared with all media. The GCIS has deployed two librarians to share the pictures with all media at the Media Centre on the Southern Lawns.

The pool will provide librarians with pictures on an hourly basis. The pictures will also be distributed via email through the GCIS database and loaded on the government website (


The host broadcaster will provide clean feed to other broadcasters.

Distribution in HD SDI, SD SDI, PAL Analogue Video and Audio

Video formats

  • High Definition (HD) 1080i50
  • Standard Definition (SD 16:9)
  • Audios will be embedded as follows:
  • Channel 1 - International audio mix
  • Channel 2 - International audio mix

Satellite Distribution

Ku-Band - Standard Definition (SD)

Satellite:  IS28

Uplink Frequency:14178.00 MHz          L-Band: 1378.00 Horizontal

Downlink Frequency: 11128.00 MHz          L-Band: 1128.00 Vertical

Symbol Rate: 10.597403 MSym/s

Modulation: DVBS - QPSK

FEC: ½


C-Band: High Definition (HD) 1080i50

Satellite: AMOS 5

Uplink Frequency:  5971.50 MHz            L-Band: 1071.50 MHz RHCP

Downlink Frequency: 3646.50 MHz            L-Band: 1503.50 MHz LHCP

Symbol Rate: 11.378MSym/s

Modulation: DVB-S2 - 8PSK

FEC:  3/4


Harold Maloka
Cell: 082 847 9799

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

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