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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Media Only Video Footage Download Plus Live Feeds For PBS's 27th Annual Broadcast Of The National Memorial Day Concert

Media Only Video Footage Download Plus Live Feeds For PBS's 27th Annual Broadcast Of The National Memorial Day Concert

Featuring Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, General Colin Powell, Renee Fleming, The Beach Boys, Katharine McPhee, Trace Adkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, Esai Morales and Alfie Boe with Special Performance of National Anthem by AMERICAN IDOL Season 15 Winner Trent Harmon Live from the U.S. Capitol

WHAT: Video footage is now available via a media center site for the 27(th) annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The selection includes:

-- a "sneak peak" at this year's event and featured stories;
-- an interview with co-hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise;
-- behind-the-scenes footage from this year's featured stories;
-- General Colin Powell on the meaning of Memorial Day.

The concert will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).


LIVE FEED: Pool members -- CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC -- are invited to use the live program feed available at Verizon's AVOC pool switch Source Port #05 by calling the CNN (pool chair) assignment desk at 202-898-7911. The feed will be available in HD 1080i on Saturday, May 28, 20:00 - 22:30 EDT (full dress rehearsal) and Sunday, May 29, 20:00 - 21:30 EDT (live broadcast). All media are welcome to receive the live broadcast of the concert on PBS's Digital Clear Feed which can be found on SES-3, C-Band Transponder 20 located at 103 degrees West Longitude. This service is an unencrypted digital clear feed with both a HD 1080i PID and a Standard Def. PID. (The digital IRD setup parameters follow.)

CREDIT: The maximum footage allowed for use is 3 minutes and the video credit which must be chyroned while footage is broadcast is National Memorial Day Concert/PBS.

CONTACT: Technical contact for all other information and for assistance on site is:

Tad Scripter/Capital Concerts, Inc.

Cell phone: (818) 903-5711


The PBS digital clear feed can be received by readily-available digital consumer receivers. The feed is on Transponder 20 of the SES-3 satellite located at 103 degrees West Longitude.

Technical parameters of the feed are:

SES-3, 103 degrees West Longitude

C-Band Transponder 20 (Vertical polarization)

DVB-S QPSK modulation

Carrier Center Frequency: 4091 Mhz (1059 Mhz L-Band)

Symbol rate: 14.028731 Msps

The feed is MCPC with two services:

1. High Definition Service: MPEG Service # 3

Video PID: 49 (decimal) / 31 (hex) MPEG-2
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Audio1 PID: 52 (decimal) / 34 (hex) MPEG
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Audio2 PID: 53 (decimal) / 35 (hex) MPEG
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Audio3 PID: 54 (decimal) / 36 (hex) MPEG
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Audio4 PID: 55 (decimal) / 37 (hex) Dolby AC-3 2.0/5.1
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Closed Captions: 608 & 708
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2. Standard Definition Service: MPEG Service # 11

Video PID: 177 (decimal) / B1 (hex) MPEG-2
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Audio1 PID: 180 (decimal) / B4 (hex) MPEG
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Audio2 PID: 181 (decimal) / B5 (hex) MPEG
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Audio3 PID: 182 (decimal) / B6 (hex) MPEG
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Closed Captions: 608 & 708
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For additional assistance call:877.727.4144, or send email to:

Kristina Hallman: cell (202) 361-7090 (On-site contact)

Carol Marshall: cell (213) 598-5888 (On-site contact)

Press Web Site:

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/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 24, 2016/

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