Media Advisory - Live footage available for broadcast: Olympic Flame Blessing
Ceremony Aboriginal Showcase/Canada Footage

VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) invites you to gather with thousands at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion (Chiefs' House) as the Four Host First Nations (FHFN) receive the Olympic Flame. This is the last chance to see the flame before it enters the Opening Ceremony to officially kick off the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

CTC will provide an onsite Broadcast HD/SD Pool Feed in addition to a Live HD Satellite Feed of footage from a produced four-camera integrated signal. Feed to include all celebrations including the Olympic Flame blessing by FHFN and Aboriginal showcase of talent. Please see attached backgrounders for detailed transmission list and further information on available footage, including interviews and 30 minute programs showcasing international torchbearers and Aboriginal experiences in Canada.

    
    Location: 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion (Chiefs' House), corner of Hamilton
              St. and West Georgia St., Vancouver

    Date:     February 12, 2010

    Time:     12:30 - Start of feeds
                    - CTC documentary: International Torchbearers
                    - Olympic Torch Relay footage
                    - Venue atmosphere
                    - Arrival of Olympic Flame
                    - FHFN flame blessing ceremony
                    - Aboriginal talent showcase
                    - CTC: Canada's 28 Aboriginal experiences (vignettes)
              17:00 - End of Transmission
    

Broadcast Pool Feed Configuration (on site)

    
    Audio - Analog Male XLR outputs (Mono mixed Signal)
    (56) Mono Channels - International Feed
    (32) Mono Channels - English Commentators Feed

    Video - BNC Female Connectors - SDI -Serial Digital Signal
    (56) HD-SDI - 1080 60i Broadcast Signal
    (32) SD-SDI - 480i 29.97 - 16:9 Aspect Ratio - Broadcast Signal
    

A limited quantity of SD (Standard Definition) composite Analog connections will be available.

HD Satellite Feed:

    
    CANADA/US                EUROPE                   ASIA

    AMC15/K6 - 36MHz uplink  TV2GO DL and Turn to     RR Satellite D.L NSS 7
     in Vancouver:            NSS7 ENV8/EUH8 Slot      to:
    36 Mhz                    C&D
    Upl: 14120V                                       AS5 18MHz
    Dwn: 11820H              Satellite:               TXP - C2V ch 3+4
    HD service using         NSS 7 ENV8/EUH8 SLOT     U/L - 5934 H
     38 Mbps at the          CDBandwidth: 9 MHz       D/L - 3709 V
     encoder                 Uplink Freq. 14483.5
    36 Mhz space              Vertical                S.R - 13.333
    Packet Length:           Downlink Freq. 11693.5   Fec - 7/8.
     188 Bytes                Hor.
    Data Rate: 38 Mbps       Symbol Rate: 7.5000
    Symbol rate:             Msymb/secModulation:
     24.740426                Modulation DVB-S2
    FEC 5/6                   8PSK?FEC: 9/10
    QPSK                     Bitrate 20.0940
                              Mbits/sec
                             Video PID 0408, MPEG-4
                              H-264, 1080i/50
                             Audio 1 PID 0456,
                              Channel-1 English Mix
                              Channel-2 English Mix
                             Audio 2 PID 0457
                              Channel-3
                              International Sound
                              Channel-4
                              International Sound
    

CTC will freely offer media organizations use of its footage for broadcast editorial purposes only.

Photos:

Photo will be available on FLAME. To register for FLAME, visit www.vancouver2010.com/flame, click 'Visit FLAME' and then 'Register now.'

Backgrounders:

Canada's significant 28 Aboriginal Experiences: http://mediacentre.canada.travel/system/files/aboriginal_vignettes_en.pdf

2010 Olympic Torch Relay International Media Program: http://mediacentre.canada.travel/system/files/fhfn_otr_backgrounder_en.pdf

SOURCE Canadian Tourism Commission

For further information: For further information: Amber Campbell, Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Tourism Commission, Campbell.amber@ctc-cct.ca, (604) 638-8406; For technical inquiries (broadcast, satellite and pool feed): Dave Stewart, Director, 2010 Media Relations, Canadian Tourism Commission, Stewart.dave@ctc-cct.ca, (604) 376-6971

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