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Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media Release – Anzac Day Gallipoli and France 2024 Accessing Host Broadcast & Stills Imagery

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ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI AND FRANCE 2024

ACCESSING HOST BROADCASTS & STILLS IMAGERY

                                                                                                                                                          

HOST BROADCAST

On Thursday, 25 April 2024, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in association with the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is providing a host or international television and radio feed of:

 

ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Gallipoli, Türkiye                                        12:30 AEST

ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux, France                      13:30 AEST

 

DETAILS:

Gallipoli Dawn Service

The television feed of the Gallipoli Dawn Service will be clean feed, free of narration, graphics, supers, titles, watermarks, and credits.

 

The radio feed of the Gallipoli Dawn Service will have branded audio preceding and following the official service. An ‘in cue’ (15 seconds of SFX prior to start of proceedings) and an ‘out cue’ when the catafalque party dismounts — the broadcast will go to SFX audio only for 10 seconds.

 

Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service

The television feed of the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service will be clean feed, free of narration, graphics (except for the French Address, which will have English subtitles), supers, titles, watermarks, and credits.

 

The radio feed for the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service will have an ‘in cue’ (15 seconds of SFX prior to start of proceedings) and an ‘out cue’ at the end of public wreath laying — will go to SFX audio only for 10 seconds.

 

The host broadcasts will be provided free of charge to accredited media, on request. Requests for the full live feed for news packages or audio only splits for radio can be accommodated. All broadcasts are HD 16x9 and will have a TV stereo audio mix on tracks 1 & 2 and for Gallipoli, Radio stereo audio on tracks 3 & 4.

 

GAINING ACCESS TO THE FEEDS:                       

Anzac Day Dawn Service, Gallipoli, Türkiye

Duration: 1 x 1.00 hour approx.
Time available: 12:30 hours (AEST) – 05:30 Türkiye local time – 02:30 UTC

 

The Gallipoli Dawn Service goes to London via Eutelsat satellite then from London to Sydney via fibre. This service will be available on the incoming satellite in Europe or from ABN (ABC TV) Sydney at 12:30 (AEST). A pre-booking can be made by contacting ABC BOPS Bookings via email: bops.bookings@abc.net.au or phone +61 2 8333 2684.

 

Please note: International broadcasters are responsible for arranging a downlink and on-pass of the Eutelsat feed or lines from ABN (ABC TV) Sydney to their local point of interconnect. Arrangements from Sydney can be made with Telstra Broadcast Services or Sydney Teleport, at the receiver’s expense.

 

There are two options for accessing the television broadcast:

  1. From ABN (ABC TV) Master Control in Sydney — Contact: +61 2 8333 1619 / 1620
    (Please pre-book this via
    bops.bookings@abc.net.au / +61 2 8333 2684)
  2. Direct from Eutelsat – Signal is as follows:

 

TV & RADIO, SATELLITE PARAMETERS

Time: 0145 – 0400 UTC

Satellite: Eutelsat 36B @ 36 degrees East

Transponder: B3

Channel: Ch12

Slot: 9MHz

Uplink Freq. / Pol: 14408.000 MHz. / V

Downlink Freq. / Pol: 11108.00 MHz.

Symbol Rate: 7.500

FEC: 5/6

Modulation: DVB-S2 8PSK %20

Encoding: MPEG 4, 4:2:0

Uplink provider:

Line-Up:+90 212 454 3996

 

There are two options for accessing the radio broadcast:

  1. From ABC Radio MCR Sydney, pre-booked via bookings.1066@abc.net.au or +61 2 8333 1066.
  2. Direct from Eutelsat (as above). Embedded Audio, group 1, tracks 3, 4 (stereo).

 

Audio is also available in ISDN or Itinerant IP Stream service formats with co-ordination with ABC Radio MCR. Radio MCR contact on the day mcr.sydney@abc.net.au and +61 2 8333 2300.

 

Note: Official proceedings will be broadcast as a clean feed on Local Radio & Radio Australia platforms.

 

Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Duration: 1 x 1.00 hour approx.

Time available: 13:30 hours (AEST) – 05:30 France local time – 03:30 UTC

 

The Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service goes to London via Eutelsat satellite then from London to Sydney via fibre. This service will be available on the incoming satellite in Europe or from ABN (ABC TV) Sydney at 13:30 (AEST). A pre-booking can be made by contacting ABC BOPS Bookings via email: bops.bookings@abc.net.au or phone +61 2 8333 2684.

 

Please note: International broadcasters are responsible for arranging a downlink and on-pass of the Eutelsat feed or lines from ABN (ABC TV) Sydney to their local point of interconnect. Arrangements from Sydney can be made with Telstra Broadcast Services or Sydney Teleport, at the receiver’s expense.

 

There are three options for accessing the television broadcast:

  1. From the OB Van in France HD as a supered or un-supered signal
    Contact Kath Earle on site or on +61 408 469 854
  2. From ABN (ABC TV) Master Control in Sydney — Contact: +61 2 8333 1619 / 1620
    (Please pre-book this via
    bops.bookings@abc.net.au / +61 2 8333 2684)
  3. Direct from Satellite – Signal is as follows:

 

TV SATELLITE PARAMETERS

Satellite: Eutelsat 7B (7.00 Degrees East)

Sat TXP & CH: EUTELSAT 7B B6 Lease

Channel: Ch.A

Bandwidth: 9.00 Mhz

Sat. Access: +33 1 45570666

Carrier Up: 03:00 GMT

Carrier Down: 04:40 GMT

U/L Freq: 14,426.8300

U/L Polarity: X

D/L Freq: 11,126.8300

D/L Polarity: Y

FEC: ¾

Symbol: 7.2

Modulation: DVB-S2 8PSK

MPEG: MPEG4 420 Video Std: HD Video Std: 1080i50HZ  

There are two options for accessing the radio broadcast:

  1. From ABC Radio MCR Sydney and can be booked via bookings.1066@abc.net.au or
    +61 2 8333 1066.
  2. Direct from (as above). Embedded Audio, group 1, tracks 1 & 2.

 

Audio is also available in ISDN or Itinerant IP Stream service with co-ordination with ABC Radio MCR.

Radio MCR contact on the day mcr.sydney@abc.net.au and +61 2 8333 2300.

 

Note: Official proceedings will be broadcast as a clean feed across the Local Radio and Radio Australia platforms.

 

BROADCAST NOTES*:

Note – all times are AEST

 

Anzac Day Dawn Service, Gallipoli, Türkiye

  1. To allow broadcasters to have a hosted introduction to the Gallipoli Dawn Service, it will start as follows:

    12:30:00       Wideshot with natsot water lapping
    12:30:30       Service commences with the MC welcome

  2. The Service will finish at approximately 13:25 with the dismount of the catafalque party followed by a wideshot with natsot.

 

Anzac Day Dawn Service, Villers-Bretonneux, France

  1. Villers-Bretonneux host broadcast will start as follows:

    13:30:00       Wideshot with natsot
    13:30:30       Service commences with the playing of the didgeridoo

  2. The Main Service will finish at approximately 14:20:00 with the dismount of the catafalque party followed by the MC and a Wideshot for 10 seconds with natsot. This is followed by the public wreath laying.
    The host broadcast will continue to cover the public wreath laying, which runs for approximately 10 minutes — there are multiple opportunities for broadcasters to break away during this time. This is followed by the departure of the official party.

 

What happens if the Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service starts late or runs long?

To assist broadcasters who plan to broadcast both the Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Services, the following plan is in place if (due to highly unlikely and unforeseen events), the Gallipoli Dawn Service is delayed or if it runs past 13:30:

 

  1. If the Gallipoli Service finishes at or before 13:30:00, the Villers-Bretonneux Service will start at 13:30:00

  2. If the Gallipoli Service finishes after 13:30:00 but before 13:32:00, the Villers-Bretonneux Service will be delayed and start immediately after the Gallipoli Service finishes.

If you wish to be advised on any last minute or unforeseen changes to broadcast times, including if the Villers-Bretonneux Service is to be delayed or updates on host broadcast details, please contact Kriena Ryan, ABC Coordinator in Sydney on kriena.ryan@abc.net.au

 

Due to the complexity of Kriena’s role on the day, she will not be available on the phone during the broadcast.

 

*As with all live broadcasts this is the plan but it is subject to unforeseen events.  Broadcasters must be flexible enough in their coverage to allow for unforeseen and last-minute changes. 

 

STILLS IMAGERY

High resolution images from Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli, Türkiye, and Villers-Bretonneux, France will be available for download from Defence images.

 

MEDIA RESOURCES

DVA has a range or other material to help you with your coverage of Anzac Day commemorations on the DVA website. For general information on Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli visit the Gallipoli Türkiye webpage on the DVA website or for Villers-Bretonneux the Villers-Bretonneux webpage on the DVA website.

 

KEY CONTACTS

 

Gallipoli:

  • ABC TV Executive Producer (Gallipoli): Rodney Oliver +61 410 466 145 

Email: oliver.rod@abc.net.au    

  • ABC TV Technical Producer (Gallipoli): Brendan Ratcliffe +61 408 547 447

Email: ratcliffe.brendan@abc.net.au

  • DVA Media Liaison Officer (Gallipoli): Kimberly Strano +61 447 279 859 (Australian)    

Email: kimberly.strano@dva.gov.au    

 

France:

  • ABC Executive Producer (France): Kath Earle +61 408 469 854

Email: earle.kath@abc.net.au

  • ABC Technical Producer (France): Darryl Brook +61 418 568 615
    Email:
    brook.darryl@abc.net.au
  • DVA Media Liaison Officer (France): Tanya Cleary +61 476 295 977 (Australian)  

Email: tanya.cleary@dva.gov.au

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