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

Vancouver, Feb. 10, 2010 – 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


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:


AMC15/K6 - 36MHz uplink in Vancouver:
36 Mhz
Upl: 14120V
Dwn: 11820H
HD service using 38 Mbps at the encoder 
36 Mhz space
Packet Length:  188 Bytes
Data Rate:  38 Mbps
Symbol rate:  24.740426
FEC 5/6


TV2GO DL and Turn to NSS7 ENV8/EUH8 Slot C&D

NSS 7 ENV8/EUH8 SLOT CDBandwidth: 9 MHz
Uplink Freq. 14483.5 Vertical
Downlink Freq. 11693.5 Hor.
Symbol Rate: 7.5000 Msymb/secModulation:
Modulation DVB-S2 8PSKFEC: 9/10
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


RR Satellite D.L NSS 7 to:

AS5  18MHz
TXP – C2V ch 3+4
U/L – 5934 H
D/L – 3709 V

S.R – 13.333
Fec – 7/8.

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

Photo will be available on FLAME. To register for FLAME, visit, click `Visit FLAME' and then `Register now.'

Canada’s significant 28 Aboriginal Experiences
2010 Olympic Torch Relay International Media Program

For more information, please contact:


Amber Campbell
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Tourism Commission
Campbell [dot] amber [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca

For technical inquiries (broadcast, satellite and pool feed)
Dave Stewart
Director, 2010 Media Relations
Canadian Tourism Commission
Stewart [dot] dave [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca
(604) 376-6971