Friday, 04/11/2014 3:59 pm

Hello Coaches and Sailors,

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The Nautical Channel has agreed to be an official media provider for College Sailing. The Nautical Channel has 20 million subscribers and is in 40 countries.  In the US, it is on the Dish Network.  They have agreed to use content that we provide in there weekly NC Sports show.  In 2013 NC Sports featured stories on the Singlehanded Championships and the Dinghy Semifinals.  All they need from college sailing is the videos. We hope to crowd source content.  Danielle Richards has set up an easy way to upload video to a drop box. In addition to the video a short document containing a regatta summary should be included and what the video is of. This is a great chance to engage your Sports Information offices and media services, or just put all of that team race video you are taking to use. Go Pro video can work well. We can also use this mechanism to share files with other media like Chalktalk. Files will be purged after about 2 weeks. Let’s show off college sailing!

I. What to upload, industry standard for TV feed or Video News Release:

TV Feed/VNR content independently of duration:

Location color 5%

Dockside shots 10%

Racing – key highlights 60%

Interviews with podium finishers and/or organizers 20%

Prize giving 5%

Brief document describing the content and event or press release, including a link to Techscore report

These are all just recommendations, and the NC Sports news room will be happy to try to use what is provided.


Below are a few specs for providing news video material to the Nautical Channel newsroom.

Content:  typically highlights & interviews from final stages of event

- VNR packaging for media: no graphics, no music, no speaker, just clean original audio

- Duration 5-6 min max.

File specifications:

- .mpg or .mov

-   sizes:   SD 720×576

or HD 1280×720; 1440×1080

-  FPS  25 (PAL!)  but fps 29.99…  ok too we’ll convert

These are all just recommendations and the NC Sports news room will be happy to try to use what we get.

If anyone has any questions or needs further clarification on the Nautical Channel specifications, please contact: Gero Malingri

skype: formatfcatory

III. How to upload:

Drop the files into:
Upload password: collegesailing

Mitch Brindley