Host Broadcaster & Photographer

20 August 2013, Last updated at 15:05 EET
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Host Broadcaster

The Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) is the Host Broadcaster for the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. LRT will provide accredited television and radio broadcasters with free of charge audio-visual material from the informal ministerial meetings and other high-level events taking place in Lithuania.

Host Broadcaster Coverage of Events

Host broadcaster will provide extensive coverage of the following set pieces of the Presidency events taking place in Lithuania:

  • Arrivals of the Ministers and their statements
  • The "Tour de Table" before the start of the meeting
  • The Family Photo
  • Complete coverage of the Press Conferences

Audio-visual material can be downlaoded from the database press.eu2013.lt (user manual is available here).

Media Facilities

At Media Centres Host Broadcaster will manage facilities for visiting Broadcasters:

Media Booths

All media booths will have LAN access points, a telephone connection, a CCTV monitor, a live video monitor, UPS 230 V protected mains power outlets, intercom with Host Broadcaster’s MCR, and appropriate furnishing. The booths will be wired to receive live video (SD) and audio feeds (floor language and translations) from the meetings covered by the Host Broadcaster. 6 booths will be also equipped with ISDN lines.

There will be 20 media booths in Media Centre at the National Gallery of Art and 22 media booths in Media Centre at the Exhibition and Conference Centre LITEXPO. Media booths will be allocated on the first come first served basis; bookings will be managed by the Media Centre staff.

Live Stand Up Positions

2 stand-up positions for program inserts will be available at the venue for live TV productions and transmissions. The stand-up positions will be fully equipped with camera, appropriate lighting and staffed by a cameraman. Services will be charged according to the rate card available on the webpage www.lrt.lt/eu2013.

SNG/Uplink Parking

Limited number of parking places available for SNG/Uplink vehicles will be available next to the Media Centers. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Each parking position will be supplied with a 32 amp single phase power connection and a video feed of the Host Broadcaster world feed in SD with embedded audio and floor language and translations.

All vehicles have to be security checked before entering the venues of the high level meetings.

Bookings of all above mentioned facilities are facilitated by Media Centre staff.

Detailed information on all Host Broadcaster services and contacts can be found on the webpage www.lrt.lt/eu2013.

Host Photographer

Host Photographer of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is BFL. It will document all main events of the Presidency, taking place in Lithuania. These include informal ministerial and other high level meetings.

During the high level events Host Photographer will be based at the Media Centre.

The News section of the Presidency webpage www.eu2013.lt includes a photo gallery. Print quality digital pictures can be downloaded from the audiovisual database press.eu2013.lt (user manual is available here). All pictures can be downloaded and used free of charge provided that the source is duly credited. The source of the pictures should be indicated as eu2013.lt    

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