For Immediate Release: January 10, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Production Format for The State of the Commonwealth Address

 

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Below is a technical advisory for media outlets interested in broadcasting the event.

Production Format

STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH ADDRESS
JANUARY 11, 2017

6:40:00 – 6:45:00        Delegates enter House chamber

6:45:00                        State Network / Satellite transmission begins

6:45:00 – 6:50:00        Senators enter chamber

6:50:00 – 6:55:00        Dignitaries and special guests enter chamber

7:00:00                        Governor McAuliffe arrives outside chamber

7:00:00 – 7:00:30        Public Television program opening

7:00:30 – 7:01:45        Host Craig Carper VO with cover footage of chamber

7:01:45 – 7:02:00        Cover footage with nat sound; commercial stations join feed

7:02:00                        Public TV cues Speaker Howell to invite Governor into chamber

7:02:00 – 7:45:00        Governor enters chamber and gives address

7:45:00 – 7:45:15        Cover footage with nat sound as Governor exits; commercial stations leave feed

7:45:15 – 7:46:15        Cover footage with Craig Carper VO, throw to response

7:46:15 – 7:46:30        Cover footage with nat sound; commercial stations join feed

7:46:30 – 7:53:30        Republican response

7:53:30 – 7:53:45        Cover footage with nat sound; commercial stations leave feed

7:53:45 – 7:58:00        Craig Carper interviews legislators and wrap-up

7:58:00 – 7:58:30        Public Television show closing
 

NOTE: THERE ARE MANY VARIABLES THAT MAY CHANGE THIS FORMAT

(arrival of legislators and Governor, length of address and response, etc.).  To ensure a seamless join, commercial stations should monitor Public TV’s feed before joining/exiting coverage.

*SATELLITE Coordinates Are:

AMC 15 (105 degrees West), TRANSPONDER 2, Slot A9 (9 MHz, KU-band, digital),

Uplink Freq.: 14026.5 MHz Vertical, Downlink Freq.: 11726.5 MHz Horizontal, FEC: ¾,

Symbol Rate: 6.1113, Data Rate: 8.448, MPEG 4, HD 1080i, Modulation: QPSK

Space segment window 18:30 – 20:00 +15
Trouble Number: (724) 337-1808

 

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