GPO media center during the Papal visit to Israel

Media center during the Papal visit to Israel  


GPO's Media Center, at the  ground floor of the Mamilla Hotel:

The GPO will open a media center during the Papal visit to Israel for the benefit of visiting journalists, representatives of foreign media in Israel and the Israeli media.

The media center will be located on the ground floor in the conference halls and lobby. The Center will be providing workstations, a sitting area, information and refreshments during all hours of operation.
Giant screens will broadcast live (RSS) from all sites.

The center will open on Thursday, May 22nd
Hours of operation:
Thursday: 12:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 06:30 PM
Saturday:  09:00 PM – 12:00 AM (midnight)
Sunday: 07:00 AM – 01:00 AM (of the following day)
Monday: 07:00 AM – 09:30 PM

(Paid parking is available at Mamilla Mall)

The GPO will provide the following services free of charge: 

a. Real-time satellite downlink of the live feed pools
b. The original files will be provided in HD and SD signals
c. Ingest / recording system for the live feeds and pools  to be recorded in HD only (original source) 
d. Down convert to SD clients
e. Local VOD server to download the feeds for edit or to play the feeds afterwards
g. High speed 100Mb upload / download symmetric internet to enable the following:
• File transfer
• Video streaming
• Radio IP transmission
• Other “heavy” applications

 Two fully-equipped live positions (stand ups) will be located at Mamilla Hotel's 9th floor (with the following view of the Old City walls) and will include: 


• Day light HMI
• Night light (LED)
• Sound – hand mic, neck mic
• IFB ear piece
• Cameraman
• ENG camera and tripod
• Floor manager

b. Live internet streaming from those positions with CDN and online video platform solution (OVP). GPO will provide the streaming with the source code to publish your website or URL with embedded player for the live stream (for example:

Entrance to the media center is permitted only by displaying a valid GPO card.

For questions, please contact Sharon Nissim : +972-50-6205288
Miri Belisha: +972-50-6205402

Click here for schedule, accreditation & background ahead of the Pope visit