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Media Details and Resources

 

1. Media Enquiries and Confirmations
2. Media Confirmations
3. Free Video News Releases (VNRs) for television broadcast

4. Free static camera with satellite uplink to Eutelsat

5. Free Live Broadcast Footage
6. Free Photographs
7. Media Attendance
8. Details of venues and locations
9. Date or time adjustment

1. Media Enquiries and Confirmations

Any enquiries by the media can be directed to the following persons:-

Brendan Seery Enquiries in English +44 7024 096 903
Jim Freeman Enquiries in English +44 7024 043 911
Fanny Eternod Enquiries in French

Tel: +41 22 732 5997 / +41 79 361 1415

Aline Casal Enquiries in Spanish Tel: +41 22 732 5997 / +41 79 849 5335

Telephone calls will only be answered between 08H00 and 16H00 GMT

To contact any of these persons, by email, please send an email to media@webtel.mobi



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2. Media Confirmations

In order to be able to obtain discounted rates on accommodation, and access to Press Conferences and other restricted Challenge Areas, members of the media are advised to obtain a Webtel.mobi Confirmation Number, by confirming attendance. To confirm attendance, please send an email to the Confirmations Team, including the following information:-

  • The names of the persons who will be attending.

  • The media organization being represented.

  • The dates & locations being attended.

Confirmation emails should be sent to confirmation@webtel.mobi



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3. Free Video News Releases (VNRs)

On behalf of Webtel.mobi, Associated Press Television News Corporate Services will distribute free Standard Definition VNR material of The Webtel.mobi Intercontinental Challenge for television broadcast.

VNRs of The Challenge Rehearsal will be distributed on Tuesday November 24 2009, and VNRs of the Challenge will be distributed on Wednesday November 25.

The VNRs will be distributed by APTN at the following dates and times:

Tuesday November 24 – VNR of The Challenge Rehearsal
From 14:15 GMT to 14:30 GMT
From 19:15 GMT to 19:30 GMT

Wednesday November 25VNR of The Challenge
From 14:15 GMT to 14:30 GMT
From 19:15 GMT to 19:30 GMT

The VNRs will be distributed over the Associated Press Global Video Wire.

All VNRs are provided free of charge for broadcast, and may be obtained by any broadcaster from AP’s Global Video Wire.

For details of the VNRs, or how to obtain these VNRs from the AP Global Video Wire, please contact:

Bart Stobart, APTN Corporate Services     

Tel:

+44 207 482 7454

Email:

Bstobart@ap.org


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4. Free static camera with satellite uplink to Eutelsat

On behalf of Webtel.mobi, Associated Press Television News Corporate Services will provide a static camera with live satellite uplink to Eutelsat for television media who wish to use it for live interviews after The Challenge. This camera will be in position at the Landing Zone in Spain on Wednesday November 25.

To obtain details of the camera and its broadcast footprint, or to book a time for usage of this camera for a live interview, please contact:

Bart Stobart, APTN Corporate Services     

Tel:

+44 207 482 7454

Email:

Bstobart@ap.org


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5. Free Live Broadcast Footage

On behalf of Webtel.mobi, Associated Press Television News Corporate Services and Alfacam will stream live footage of The Challenge rehearsal on Tuesday November 24, and of The Challenge on Wednesday November 25, to both the Eutelsat and to BT Tower in London in Standard Definition format.

Any Television or other broadcaster is welcome to pick up and broadcast this footage free of charge or royalty. The details for footage acquisition are as follow:-

Telephone APTN London MCR for access at +44 207 482 7575
Local ends connections at BT tower are: OWT 23

Eutelsat
W2A F6 Mike 6MHz
U/L Freq: 14235.250 H
D/L Freq: 12735.250 V
SR   4.167
FEC  5/6

Telephone APTN London MCR for access at +44 207 482 7575
Local ends connections at BT tower are: OWT 23

To obtain any further information, please contact:

Bart Stobart, APTN Corporate Services     

Tel:

+44 207 482 7454

Email:

Bstobart@ap.org


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6. Free Photographs

Webtel.mobi will be providing free photographs and aerial photographs of The Challenge rehearsal on Tuesday November 24, and of The Challenge on Wednesday November 24, for publication.

The photographs will be in jpeg format and of print quality (300 dpi).

The photographs are free and royalty free for reproduction or publication, as long as they have the caption Photograph: Frank Herzog and Webtel.mobi attached when published or reproduced.

These will be available for download from the Webtel.mobi Website shortly after the conclusion of The Challenge rehearsal and The Challenge.

They may be obtained by clicking on the “Photos & Images” link in the menu on the left.


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7. Media Attendance

All media representatives who may wish to attend the event are welcome to do so. Webtel.mobi has made the following arrangements to try to assist members of the media who may wish to attend:

A. Meet & Greet by Webtel.mobi media liaison personnel

Webtel.mobi media liaison personnel will meet & greet and brief media representatives at the hotels as long as they have been provided with advance notice of

  • Arrival times and details

  • Webtel.mobi Confirmation Numbers.

  • The media liaison personnel will be available to offer media assistance throughout The Challenge period.

B. Press Conferences and Media Opportunities / Assistance
  • Introductory Press Conference at the El Minzah hotel in Tangiers, Morocco, on the night of Monday November 23.

  • Viewing of The Challenge aircraft and equipment on Tuesday November 24.

  • Attendance, viewing and filming / photographing of The Challenge rehearsal on Tuesday November 24, including the rehearsal of a Search And Rescue extraction from the ocean by helicopter and divers.

  • Pre-Challenge Press Conference at the hotel in Tangiers on the night of Tuesday November 24.

  • Attendance, viewing and filming / photographing of The Challenge on Wednesday November 25.

  • Free live footage via Eutelsat and BT Tower for broadcast.

  • Free VNR footage for broadcast during The Challenge.

  • Post-Challenge Press Conference at the hotel in Atlanterra, Spain, on Wednesday November 25.

  • Post-challenge individual interviews at the hotel at the hotel in Atlanterra, Spain.

  • Free Television camera with Eutelsat link for live television interviews post-Challenge.

  • Free photographs for publication post Challenge.

  • Free VNR footage for broadcast after The Challenge.


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8. Details of venues and locations

The following are details of the venues and locations for The Challenge:-

A. Hotels in Tangiers, Morocco

The Webtel.mobi Intercontinental Challenge Team will be staying at, hosting the Press Conferences from, and leaving to conduct the Challenge Rehearsal from the following hotel in Tangiers, Morocco:-

El Minzah Hotel
85, Rue de la Liberte
Tangiers
Tel: +212 539 333 444
Fax: +212 539 333 999
Email: reservation@elminzah.com
URL: http://elminzah.com/static/main.php?lang=3&page=home

If the El Minzah Hotel is full by the time a booking is attempted, an alternative hotel for accommodation close by is as follows:-
                
                
Moevenpick Hotel

Avenue Mohammed VI
Route de Malabata, Baie de Tanger
Tangiers
Tel: +212 539 329 300
Fax: +212 539 941 909
Email: hotel.tangier.casino@moevenpick.com
URL: http://www.moevenpick-tels.com/en/pub/your_hotels/worldmap/tangier/overview.cfm?

All persons who have confirmed their attendance and received a Webtel.mobi Confirmation Number from Webtel.mobi can provide these confirmation numbers to the hotels when booking, to receive a discount on accommodation

B. Hotels in Atlanterra, Spain

The Webtel.mobi Intercontinental Challenge Team will be staying at the following hotel in Atlanterra, Spain, for the night after the event:-

Hotel Pozo del Duque
Avenida Bahia de la Plata 32
Zahara de los Tunes / Atlanterra
Tel:  +34 956 439 400
Fax: +34 956 439 097
Email: info@pozodelduque.com
URL: www.pozodelduque.com

If the Hotel Pozo del Duque is full by the time a booking is attempted, an alternative hotel for accommodation close by, and also the hotel where the post-event Press Conference will occur, is as follows:-

Hotel El Cortijo de Zahara
Avenida de Atlanterra
Playa de Zahara de los Tunes
Zahara de los Tunes / Atlanterra
Tel: +34 956 439 456
Fax: +34 956 439 149
Email: info@hotelcortijodezahara.com
URL: www.elcortijodezahara.com

All persons who have confirmed their attendance and received a Webtel.mobi Confirmation Number from Webtel.mobi can provide these confirmation numbers to these hotels when booking, to receive a discount on accommodation

C. Local Travel Agency in Spain

There is a local Travel Agency in Tarifa, Spain, which can assist in arrangements for transport, airport transfers, car hire, ferry tickets and hotel bookings is as follows:-

Viajes Marruecotur S.A.
Attention: Mr Jaime Ruiz Fowler
E: mcotur1@mcotur1.e.telefonica.net
Tel: +34 956 681 242
Fax: +34 956 680 256

The Travel Agent can communicate in English and Spanish. This Travel Agency is not connected in any way to Webtel.mobi, and any communications, agreements or transactions between third parties and the Travel Agency are for settlement directly between these parties. Webtel.mobi accepts no responsibility for any such arrangements.

D. Local Travel Agency in Morocco

There is a local Travel Agency in Tangiers, Morocco, which can assist in arrangements for transport, airport transfers, car hire, ferry tickets and hotel bookings is as follows:-

Marco Polo Travel agency
79 Avenue Mohammed VI
Tangier
Morocco
Telephone numbers:
Swithboard: +212 539 937 789
Admin: +212 661 850 401 (English, French, Spanish, Arabic)
Mr larbi: +212 618 490 948
Ishmael: +212 659 230 551
Rashid:  +212 661 416 778
Fax: +212 539 939 156
Email: marcopolo1@menara.ma
Web: www.marcopolo1.com

The Travel Agent can communicate in English and French. This Travel Agency is not connected in any way to Webtel.mobi, and any communications, agreements or transactions between third parties and the Travel Agency are for settlement directly between these parties. Webtel.mobi accepts no responsibility for any such arrangements.

E. General info

The closest airports to The Challenge area in Spain are Malaga or Gibraltar. See:
www.andalucia.com/travel/airport/malaga.htm
www.andalucia.com/travel/airport/gibraltar.htm

The closest airport to The Challenge area in Morocco is Tangiers. See:
www.morocco.com/airports/

There is a regular ferry service between Tangiers (Morocco) and Tarifa (Spain, near The Challenge area).
www.andaulucia.com/travel/ferry/home.htm


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9.  Date or time adjustment

Although the date and time of The Challenge have been scheduled, Webtel.mobi’s standpoint is that consideration of the safety and wellbeing of all persons involved in The Challenge is paramount to all other considerations.

Therefore, if the weather conditions on the scheduled day or time of The Challenge rehearsal or The Challenge are unfavorable, the initiation of The Challenge will be postponed until conditions are favorable, and all members of The Challenge team will remain on-site in order to initiate The Challenge on the first available day when it is possible to do so.


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