PitchBlue

We are pleased to announce that Deluxe Syndication will be managing distribution for TODAY’S HOMEOWNER when our new season begins SEPTEMBER 19, 2011.  Episodes will be fed weekly beginning September 16, 2010 via PitchBlue.  Please see below for the satellite feed information.

Beginning Friday, September 16, 2011 the PITCHBLUE transmission schedule is as follows:

FRIDAYS (beginning Sep 16th)
0200 ET-0230 et
Galaxy 16/ T 2/ LINE 9 (Pitch Blue)
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A TEMPORARY SD DIGITAL LINEAR BACKUP FEED:
TUESDAYS
1400-1430 et
Galaxy 16/ T 6/ LINE 3

TODAY’S HOMEOWNER will be located in the DELUXE FOLDER

SATELLITE TRANSMISSION INFORMATION FOR PITCHBLUE OR MPEG-4 HD IRD RECEIVERS

Satellite Coordinates: Galaxy 16 (99°West) / Transponder C2 / Channel 9
Service ID: 105
Downlink Frequency: C – Band 3740 MHz (Vertical)
L – Band 1410 MHz (Vertical)
Modulation: DVB-S2 /8PSK
FEC: 5/6
Symbol Rate: 30.000MS/s
Audio: Channel 1 and 2 – Stereo Mix
Video PID 1500
Audio 1 PID (English Stereo) 1501

For issues during transmission, please NOC at 818.972.0328, additional PITCHBLUE SUPPORT available at 866-437-BLUE (2583) / www.managedlinearsupport.com

If you cannot take the feed, complete the following and e-mail to [email protected] or FAX to 818-526-2910.

Call Letters: ___________________

Contact: _______________________________________

Phone Number: ______________________

Please ship Beta SP tape _________ (Shipping Account required)

Ship via ____________________________

Account #____________________________

Show Information and Formats available online at

www.deluxesyndication.com

PITCHBLUE CONTENT OPTIONS

Your station will be able to use either the Magnubox provided by PitchBlue or an HD IRD that supports MPEG-4 and DVB S2 8PSK to downlink these feeds.

For stations that require SD content, the PitchBlue server allows you to down-convert the HD file to SD.  Listed below are the HD and SD content options on how to retrieve shows.

There are several methods for your station to receive and prepare content via PitchBlue.

  1. HD or SD Playout of the program via SDI to an external device for ingest.  Essentially the same as recording from an IRD, but with the added benefit of playback control, either manually or using Industry standard Video Disk Control Protocol (VDCP) to cue and play frame accurately.
  2. Transfer standard definition MPEG-2 files.  The PitchBlue server can generate MPEG-2 files for compatibility with your existing MPEG-2 file workflow.  Files are transferred using FTP.
  3. Transfer HD and SD MPEG-4 files.  Files are transferred using FTP.  This is recommended for external transcoding systems and supporting video servers.
  4. Dubbing to tape.  Simple playback of the program via SDI can be initiated using the web interface, suitable for dubbing to tape.

Should you need assistance in setting up one of these options or if your station is not able to use PitchBlue for any reason, please the PitchBlue Support Center 866-437-BLUE (2583) or www.managedlinearsupport.com.

For any other questions, please Shannon Hobbs at 818.526.3359 or via e-mail [email protected].

www.deluxesyndication.com