Asteroid Day 2019 - globally conversation in HD

SES and Broadcasting Center Europe Partner

Viewers worldwide will receive a month of programming in celebration of Asteroid Day, the official United Nations day of education and awareness about asteroids. Due to a partnership between SES and BCE, the broadcast will feature pre-recorded and live High Definition (HD) content from Asteroid Day’s global programmes and events. The coverage will be sent in june of over 2,000 events occurring in 190 countries.

Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) will produce the 6-hour live production out of Cercle Cité in Luxembourg city and provide all the playout services from its media centre in RTL City, for HD distribution over satellite as well as IP networks. The online distribution will be taken care of using BCE’s Freecaster Live Streaming solution, which will enable both live and VOD viewing on social networks and websites. SES will broadcast the programming on five satellites, for the satellite distribution, to create a global footprint for Asteroid Day. In Europe, Africa, and Asia the programming will be delivered Free-to-Air via satellite to Direct-to-Home (DTH) viewers, while in Latin and North America it will be integrated into the packages of multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) via satellite.

The programming will culminate on 28 June with Asteroid Day LIVE, a 24-hour live broadcast produced by Asteroid Day and sponsored by SES, BCE and the Government of Luxembourg.  The marathon show will be hosted from the BBC and CNN, who will be joined in studio and around the world by renowned astronauts, expert scientists, technologists, and researchers in planetary science. Worldwide audience can receive the satellite TV channel or stream.

Instructions to watch the TV broadcast:
Scan for channels. Find the "Scan" or "Single Satellite Scan" section of the menu, set the "FTA Only" section to Yes if possible, and start the scan by selecting Yes, OK, or Start. Your receiver will begin searching for available satellite TV channels; once it finishes, you'll be able to watch TV like usual through your channel list.

Service Name: Asteroid Day 2019 HD
Service ID:5711
Satellite: Astra 1M
Orbital Pos:19.2 East
Downlink Frequency: 11778.00 MHz
Polarization: Vertical
Modulation: DVB-S2 QPSK
FEC: 9/10
SR: 27.5 MSym/s

Streaming is for free from the homepage of the Asteroid Day website, Youtube or Twitter.




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