NASREC Media Centre operational

9 December 2013

The media centre situated at NASREC EXPO in Hall 6 is now operational  and open to all accredited media. Media are advised to use the facilities in the media centre to access pool broadcast material as well as working space for filing.

The SABC is the host broadcaster for all the official events related to the State Funeral. Proceedings for the host feed will be covered in HD (1080i50) by the SABC’s large fleet of Outside Broadcast vehicles and an international signal will be available on various satellites, at distribution hubs, and the media centre.

Video footage of the day will be played out overnight to all connected distribution hubs.

High Definition (HD 1080i50) video signal on C-Band Satellite. Two feeds will be available on days where there is multiple feeds

Channel                       :           1
Satellite                        :           AMOS 5
Uplink Frequency        :           5971.5MHz
Uplink Polarization       :           RHCP
Symbol Rate                :           11.378MSym/s
Modulation                   :           8PSK
FEC                              :           ¾
Downlink Frequency    :           3646.5MHz
Downlink Polarization   :           LHCP
DVB-S2
MPEG4

Channel                       :           2
Satellite                        :           AMOS 5
Uplink Frequency        :           5872.0MHz
Uplink Polarization       :           RHCP
Symbol Rate                :           11.378MSym/s
Modulation                   :           8PSK
FEC                             :           ¾
Downlink Frequency   :           3547.0MHz
Downlink Polarization  :           LHCP
DVB-S2
MPEG4

Standard Definition (SD 16:9) 8 Mb/s MPEG4 broadcast quality signal DTH Ku-Band with a Southern Africa footprint.  A 90cm dish and an MPEG 4 decoder will be sufficient to access.

Satellite                        :           IS28
Uplink Frequency        :           14178MHz H
Downlink Frequency   :           11128MHz V
Symbol Rate               :           10.597403MSym/s
Modulation                   :           QPSK
FEC                             :           ½
DVB-S
MPEG2

Mono Audios will be embedded as follows:

  • Channel 1 - International audio mix
  • Channel 2 - SABC English TV Commentary (where available)
  • Channel 3 - SABC English Radio Commentary (where available)
  • Channels 4 -8 Interpretation Audios (where available)

Distribution hubs:

SABC

Sentech

Other Teleports per arrangement

  • Distribution in HD SDI, SD SDI, PAL  analogue video and analogue audio
  • Wi-Fi with access to internet with at least 10 Mbps guaranteed bandwidth
  • Workstations with a plug-in point, power (5 way splitter) and CATV monitor
  • CATV distribution with at least  4 contribution channels , 2 SABC and 3 main international News channels (at least 9 channels)

Communication lines

Broadcasters are advised to arrange directly with SA Telecom companies (Telkom or Neotel)

Contact details for technical Information

Nic Bonthuys
SABC TV Outside Broadcasts
Cell: 083 413 4300
E-mail: nicb@sabc.co.za

Or

Bongiwe Gambu
Cell: 082 714 9463
E-mail: Bongiwe@gcis.gov.za

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

Year: 
2013
Media Statement date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013