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AP-TX--Election 2018-Senate-Texas Debate UPDATED,ADVISORY, TX

October 12, 2018

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— ADDS satellite coordinates for test windows.

The two leading candidates in the U.S. Senate election will appear in a 60-minute debate on KENS-TV (CBS) in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 pm CT. The debate features incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Houston and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso.

EMBARGO: KENS-TV will make the debate available to other TV and radio stations, but a live broadcast embargo exists for radio and television stations in 10 Texas TV markets. The broadcast may only appear live on the listed television stations below in the following markets:

Abilene:KXVA-TV

Austin:KVUE-TV

Beaumont:KBMT-TV, KJAC-TV,

Corpus Christi:KIII-TV

Dallas/Fort Worth:WFAA-TV

Houston:KHOU-TV

San Angelo:KIDY-TV

San Antonio:KENS-TV

Tyler:KYTX-TV

Waco-Temple-Killeen-BryanKCEN-TV, KAGS-TV

All other stations in non-TEGNA markets may use the satellite and streaming link to broadcast the debate live. Radio stations in such markets should rely on the livestream for audio. Stations in TEGNA markets may delay broadcast the debate or use portions as part of subsequent newscasts. Satellite, streaming, audio feed and on-site coverage details for the debate are noted below. All technical questions should be referred to WFAA’s Jeff Stephens, (817) 689-4995, jstephens2@wfaa.com

SATELLITE, STREAMING, AUDIO FEED, ONSITE COVERAGE DETAILS

WHAT:U.S. Senate Debate

WHEN:8pm CT, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

WHERE:KENS-TV Studios, 5400 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX (MEDIA ONLY)

STATION

CLEARANCES: Please notify TAB’s Michael Schneider, michael@tab.org or KENS’ Don Smith, dsmith@kens5.com if your station will broadcast the debate live, delayed or streamed on your station’s website. Please provide the following information when emailing:

Call Sign / Channel or Freq. / Affiliation / Live or Delayed / Date & Time / Streamed? / Website

TV SATELLITE

FEED INFO:BOOKED: 7:00PM - 9:30PM CENTRAL / 20:00 - 22:30 EASTERN / TUESDAY 10/16/18

PRIMARY FEED

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=D (FOUR DELTA)

WINDOW: 7:00 - 9:30PM CENTRAL / 20:00 - 22:30 EASTERN UPLINK FREQ: 14080.0 HORIZONTAL

DNLINK FREQ: 11780.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL RATE: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1030.0

BACKUP FEED

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=E (FOUR ECHO)

WINDOW: 7:00 - 9:30PM CENTRAL / 20:00 - 22:30 EASTERN UPLINK FREQ: 14085.25 HORIZONTAL

DNLINK FREQ: 11785.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1035.2

PBS STATIONS

Satellite Coordinates for HD05 AMC-21

Ku 23 - Horizontal - (DVB-S2 / MPEG-4) & (DVB-S / MPEG-2) HD05: 1405.000 MHz SR: 6.250 MSps (DVB-S2 / MPEG-4) SERVICE NAME: HD05

SCHEDULE: SCPC HD Feed Channel 2 MPEG Service # 3

VIDEO & PCR PID # 49

AUDIO Service 1 PID # 52

AUDIO Service 2 PID # 53

AUDIO Service 3 PID # 54

TEST WINDOWS

Test windows will be provided on the below dates for stations to insure reception of PRIMARY and BACKUP transmission of October 16th Debate.

ALL TIMES CENTRAL / EASTERN

SUNDAY 10/14/18:

WINDOWS: 4:30 - 5:00 PM CENTRAL / 1730-1800 EASTERN

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=D (FOUR DELTA) = PRIMARY

UPLINK FREQ: 14080.0 HORIZONTAL DNLINK FREQ: 11780.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL RATE: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1030.0

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=E (FOUR ECHO) = BACKUP

UPLINK FREQ: 14085.25 HORIZONTAL DNLINK FREQ: 11785.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1035.2

MONDAY 10/15/18:

WINDOWS: 4:30 - 5:00 PM CENTRAL / 17:30 - 1800 EASTERN

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=D (FOUR DELTA) = PRIMARY

UPLINK FREQ: 14080.0 HORIZONTAL DNLINK FREQ: 11780.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL RATE: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1030.0

GALAXY 16 (SIXTEEN) / 4=E (FOUR ECHO) = BACKUP

UPLINK FREQ: 14085.25 HORIZONTAL DNLINK FREQ: 11785.0 VERTICAL DATA: 8.912

SYMBOL: 4.0 FEC: 3/4

MODULATION: S2 8PSK L BAND FREQ: 1035.2

STREAMING:The following link will have the debate livestream: http://www.kens5.com/debateinfo

ONSITE

COVERAGE:Live audio/video feed of the program will available on site. San Antonio Express-News will provide an AP pool photographer to capture all official debate photos; no other photographers will be allowed in the studio. Media will be able to download the photos for free from an FTP. Server login information will be sent closer to the day of the debate.

Candidates or a campaign representative may be available for a question and answer period following the debate. Video and still photography will be allowed.

Media should plan to arrive at KENS for set-up no later than 6:30 pm. Media will NOT be allowed access to the studio. Candidates or a campaign representative may be available for a question and answer period following the debate.

DEADLINE: Media attending must pre-register their attendance no later than noon (central) on October 12, 2018 by e-mailing: thetexasdebate@tegna.com

Please include name of each person attending and the following information for each: Date of Birth

Driver’s License number Email

Cell phone

Media Outlet Name

Media Outlet Contact number

All members of the media must present press credentials or other picture ID to enter the building. The KENS Studios are located at 5400 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

Please alert KENS if you plan to bring a satellite or microwave truck.

Parking will be available approximately 100 yards in front of the KENS building.

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