The 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Presented by Coca-Cola: Celebrating the "Roots of R&B" With Headline Performances by Kanye West, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Boyz II Men, El Debarge, Kem and New Edition

ATLANTA, July 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

SATELLITE FEEDS:

*(PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FEEDS ARE IN EASTERN TIME)*


Saturday, July 2, 2011  

3:50 AM – 4:20 AM ET                                          

Saturday, July 2, 2011

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET

Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0


Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0


Sunday, July 3, 2011    

4:00 AM – 4:15 AM ET                      

Sunday, July 3, 2011  

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET

Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0


Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0


Monday, July 4, 2011

4:00 AM – 4:15 AM ET                                      

Monday, July 4, 2011

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET

Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0


Satellite: Galaxy 17 KU Band (HD Digital)

Satellite Location: 91 Degrees West

Transponder: K20 UPPER @ 18MHz – HD Digital

Down-link Frequency: 12109 MHz

Down-link Polarity: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 13.0212

FEC: 3/4

Modulation: QPSK Video HD 4:2:0



**THERE WILL BE A TEST RUN ON FRIDAY, JULY 1ST  AT 3:30 PM-3:45 PM (ET) [SAME SETTINGS AS ABOVE]**




FORMAT:  News Package with Extra Soundbites and B-roll.

STORY SUMMARY: The 17th Annual 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Presented by Coca-Cola will take place this Fourth of July weekend (July 1, 2, 3) in New Orleans to convene the country's largest gathering of African-Americans to celebrate Black music. The 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival will feature performances by the largest assembly of black musical talent in the world, augmented by community-oriented the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience led by the country's most prominent African-American leaders.  Last year's ESSENCE Music Festival drew more than 400,000 attendees, making it one of the most successful years for the annual July event.

The 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival will feature an amazing line-up. Kicking off the musical extravaganza on FRIDAY JULY 1: Usher, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and Boyz II Men.  Another stellar lineup of artists are scheduled to appear on SATURDAY JULY 2: Kanye West, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and El Debarge. Closing out the Festival on SUNDAY JULY 3: Mary J. Blige; New Edition; Trey Songz; and Kem. Some of the Essence Empowerment Experience participants will include: Steve Harvey; Laz Alonso; Rev. Al Sharpton; Tavis Smiley; Dr. Cornel West; Terry McMillan; Iyanla Vanzant; Soledad O'Brien; Nene Leakes; Dr. Juanita Bynum; CeCe Winans; Marvin Sapp; and Fred Hammond.

**SOUND BITES: Various celebrity sound bites

B-ROLL INCLUDES:  Monday, July 4th: Feeds at 4 AM (ET) and 2 PM (ET) includes wrap-up of whole weekend

UPLINK TRUCK: Satellite Center, Inc. (New Orleans, LA), (504) 915-8244

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:  Essence Communications Inc.

SOURCE Essence Communications Inc.



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