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Media accreditation and Liaison Unit

UNTV Transmission Guide

There will be no satellite transmission of the GA Debate directly from the UN. The Debate will feed via fibre connect to two New York video hubs Encompass Media and The Switch, all major networks have connectivity to one or both of the video hubs.  At time of your booking, you can make arrangements for conversion, Audio is embedded: Ch 1: Floor – Ch 2: English – Ch 3: French – Ch 4: Russian – Ch 5: Spanish – Ch 6: Chinese – Ch 7: Arabic

ENCOMPASS (Waterfront): (203) 965-6300 or nymetrobookings@encompass-m.com

IDB “the Switch”: (212) 227-9131 (Bookings) or (212) 227-9191 (Network Operation Center)
noc@theswitch.tv  or reservations@theswitch.tv

In this connection, you may inquire from the following organizations (listed below) as regards their facilities for satellite television services here in New York City.  All of them are able to receive our live coverage from the United Nations and can provide editing and delayed feed services.  In addition, you can also make arrangements to hire an ENG crew from some of the organizations listed below.

APTN: (212) 621-7420 – Global Media Services (GMS) or aptnbookings@ap.org

Reuters Support Services has changed a bit since the last GA: They work with Video Cairo  Support Services now, though clients can still contact Reuters directly for information:

REUTERS TV:           

NY Phone: +1 646-223- 6620
Phone: +44 20 7542 7330
+44 20 7542 6874

VIDEO CAIRO:              

Phone: +20-2-2773-6151 / 6152 / 6153
Phone: +1-305-509-5098
Phone: +44-20-7542-7330
Fax: +20-2-2773-6154
E-mail: info@vcss.tv

EUROVISION (ex-EBU): (212) 265-3288, bookings@eurovision.net or newyork@eurovision-us.net   

INTELSAT: (404) 381-2340 Booking Department or incomingbookings@intelsat.com                                    

GLOBECAST: (310) 845-3939 or America.booking@globecast.com

If you don’t need a live signal of the General Assembly Speeches, you can get broadcast quality mov files (free of charge) by sending a request to:  avlibrary@un.org   (212-963-1561)

For any other questions, please contact 212 963-7650 or 212 963-9399