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25.12.2011West Bank: Bethlehem Christmas Celebrations *** ARCHIVE

AP Global Media Services

Celebrations for Christmas 2011 are being planned in Bethlehem on December 24 and 25.

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Bethlehem's Manger square to celebrate the holiest day in the Christian calendar, the day when Jesus was believed to have been born.

Tourists and residents of the West Bank city will get seats for the midnight mass at the Church of the Nativity, the site where tradition holds Christ was born.

To aid your coverage, AP Global Media Services is offering a range of facilities in Bethlehem, including:
• Live stand-up position in Bethlehem overlooking Manger Square (view of Church of the Nativity)
• Multi format tape playout
• International delivery via APTN’s satellite and fibre networks

To book facilities at this event, please contact:

AP Television News Bookings
Tel: +44 (0)20 7482 7580/7590


SatLink Communications

December 24-25th 2011 > Location: Bethlehem

SATLINK is offering Live Stand-up position overlooking the Church of Nativity & Manger Square including tape playout, in honor of the Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem. The Live position will be available on Christmas Eve and through Christmas Day.
A Pool feed of Midnight Mass from Bethlehem will be also available.

24/7 Booking Center & MCR Tel: 972-2-5334992

Booking Center Manager: Shibolet Cohen Yefet Tel: 972-2-5010918

RR Media

RRsat has several studios in Israel for live stand up positions and for multi formats tape play-out. The main production facility is located in Jerusalem from which we can offer an in-door and rooftop position, overviewing the center of Jerusalem and the walls of the Old City. Our production facility is located in a building on one of the main streets of Jerusalem and easy to reach. The studios are fully equipped with cameras, mics, IFB lines, chroma-key backgrounds, teleprompter, 24/7 staff and serve any requirement. The studio is fiber connected to our OU Master Control Room that can deliver your feed to any point in the world via satellite, fiber and the Internet. We have studios also available in Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Our SNG fleet of 11 trucks, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is able to cover any major event or breaking news from any point in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

This coming holiday season, we are going to cover the Christmas Eve mass and celebration from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and Nazareth. During the whole Holiday Season, our SNG will be parked right in front of the Church and will allow live stand up and multi formats tape play-out. Its KU band facility will be able to reach any point in Europe, and we can use our MCR to reach North and South America, Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.

For more details or bookings, please contact:
Bookings (24/7): +972-54-9955-622 or

IHA News Agency

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas. Bethlehem is the town where Jesus Christ is said to have been born. Naturally, Christmas here is a major event and the festival is celebrated in a grand manner.

IHA is operational in Betlehem (Palestine)

Technical facilities on site:
- stand-up positions / tape playouts
- PAL and NTSC / 16:9 or 4:3 camera
- ENG crews upon request

For booking please contact:
phone: +49 6105 28 03 0
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