As the Groundhog Day celebration has grown in Punxsutawney over the past several years, so has our preparedness for the many members of the media who visit our town each year.
There are provisions in place to allow for convenient parking for satellite and other press vehicles at Gobbler's Knob, and a designated press area is available for those covering the events.
Please contact us if we can help you with any aspect of your visit to Punxsutawney, or if you wish to arrange a radio or other interview.
Follow this link to Visitpa.com press releases by the state and information about the Satellite up-link as it becomes available.
A video feed of the events is provided by the State of Pennsylvania:
Video Feed Advisory – For Planning Purposes Only
Video Feed: Groundhog Day 2013; Live from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.
The Pennsylvania Satellite News Service will provide a digital satellite video feed between 5:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Eastern), Thursday, Feb. 2, of the annual Groundhog Day celebration from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.
For additional details about the event, visit http://www.visitpa.com/groundhog.
EVENT: Groundhog Day Feed
TIME: 05:45 to 8:30 (Eastern)
FORMAT: 16 x 9 HD
SATELLITE: SES - 2 (KU-Band - DIGITAL)
ORBITAL POSITION: 87 Degrees West
TRANSPONDER: K 5
CHANNEL: A (18Mhz)
SYM RATE: 13.235 msps
BIT RATE: 18.295441
DOWNLINK POL: 11,791.000
DOWNLINK FREQ: Horizontal
AUDIO: 6.2 / 6.8
Media contact: Steve Kratz, 717-783-1132