SOURCE: Special Olympics

Special Olympics

July 14, 2010 17:41 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Live Satellite Feed Available for 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games Inspiring Opening Ceremony

Footage Free and Unrestricted for Use by Media

LINCOLN, NE--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -

WHAT:   2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in conjunction with Nebraska's PBS station (NET) will offer C-band satellite reception for Opening Ceremony. The Games in Lincoln, Nebraska will showcase athletes from across the United States, showing the power of sports to educate about the true abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Both DVB and DigicipherII encoding options are available.

NET Digital Video Broadcast - Satellite (DVB-S) Information

Satellite: Galaxy 28: C-band, transponder 2 @ 89° W
Uplink: 5965 (Vertical) Mhz
Downlink: 3740 (Horizontal) Mhz or L-Band 1410 Mhz
Symbol Rate: (S/R)  4.444 Mbps
Data Rate: (D/R)  6.143176
Forward Error Correction: (FEC)  ¾
Service #: 1  
Video PID (VPID): 33
Video Data Rate: 5.50 Mbps
Audio 1 PID (A1PID) 34
Audio 1 Encoding MPEG-2 Digital Stereo
Audio 1 Data Rate 384 Kbps
Audio 2 PID (A2PID) 35
Audio 2 Encoding MPEG-2 Digital Stereo (optional-normally off)
Audio 2 Data Rate 384 Kbps

NET*Sat system specifications:
A 3.7 Meter C band satellite dish is required due to the use of a digital signal.
Satellite Intelsat Galaxy 28 @ 89° west longitude
C-Band, Motorola (GI) DigicipherII MPEG-2 encoding
VCT 237
Transponder 4 (Horizontal)
Center Freq. L-Band 1370 Mhz
Center Freq. C-Band 3780 Mhz
Symbol rate 29.27 mbps
FEC 7/8
Motorola (GI) DSR4400, 4402X, 4500, 4500X, 4800, or 406
(NET uses DSR 4800, 4520, 4500X, 4402X, 4400MD, 4410, and 406)
NOTE: DSR4200V, 4400, 4500 need the latest firmware upgrade (F2)
Manually tune to channel 500

WHO:   Thousands of Special Olympics athletes, alongside their coaches, family members and fans representing 48 U.S. States and the District of Columbia will help to kick-off the Games in one of the most anticipated events of the week. The Games will feature co-hosts in model and actress Brooklyn Decker and Special Olympics athlete and star of the 2005 Fox Searchlight and Farrelly Brothers film The Ringer, Eddie Barbanell. There will also be special performances by Jars of Clay, Michael Sarver and Sandi Patty. Law enforcement officers from across the country will also unite for the official torch lighting to open the Games.
WHEN:   Sunday, July 18, 2010
    3:00 - 5:30pm CDT (4:00 - 6:30pm EDT)
WHERE:   Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln, NE

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