The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) is the Host Broadcaster for the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. CyBC will provide accredited television and radio broadcasters with free of charge audio-visual material from the informal meetings and other high-level meetings taking place in Cyprus in the second half of 2012.
CyBC will manage the reservation of broadcast facilities at the Media Park of the FILOXENIA Conference Centre where most meetings will be held. Non equipped workspaces limited in number, will be offered to Broadcasters on first come first served basis. These work spaces consist of 16 TV and 6 Radio air-conditioned booths with LAN access points, a telephone connection, a CCTV monitor, a live video monitor, UPS 230 V protected mains power outlets, intercom with CyBC's MCR, and appropriate furnishing. The booths will be wired to receive live video and audio feeds from the meetings covered by the Host Broadcaster.
Two stand-up positions for programme inserts will be available at the venue for live TV productions and transmissions. The stand-up positions will be fully equipped with camera, monitors, appropriate lighting and staffed by a cameraman.
During meetings two television and two radio non linear editing systems appropriately staffed will be available at the Media Park. Editing rooms will be equipped with microphones for voice-overs. CyBC will operate rental facilities for fully equipped ENG crews for TV and other crews for Radio coverage.
Eight Satellite News Gathering Van parking spaces will be available next to the Media Park. All SNG spaces will be equipped with 32A mains power and SDI as well as AES-EBU audio feeds. Broadcasters will be able to book these spaces for their own or hired SNGs. CyBC will operate a multi format playout HD SNG vehicle during the meetings.
All facilities will be assigned upon request to the Host Broadcaster. Contact details can be found on the Host Broadcaster's web site EUhost2012.org.cy. Services will be charged according to the rate card which will be made available on the Host Broadcaster's website. All facilities will be available on a first come first served basis.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will also be present at certain events for connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network. In this case, interested Broadcasters will be served by means of cooperation between the EBU and CyBC.
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