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Welcome to Catapult Spot Delivery

***NOTE THAT OUR PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS AND ACCEPTABLE FORMATS HAVE CHANGED.

See information on these changes below and under the USER GUIDE tab***

Downloads & Adding User Accounts

Do you have a Charter Media produced spot that you need access to? Now the spot can be placed in your Dub List for you to Download from Catapult. Login to Catapult, click on the Download tab and save or view the spot.

Need to get that spot you just uploaded to Catapult made available someone else? Simply set up a User Account others can access your spots quickly and easily.

Within the My Account area of Catapult you are now able to Add Users to access your account.  When adding users, you set access levels for a Primary User or a Secondary User.

Primary Users have full access to your account to both Upload and Download content using Catapult.
Secondary Users will have limited access to Download content from Catapult.

Catapult is Charter Media’s web-based tapeless delivery platform, designed to provide an easy-to-use process for sending digital media files to Charter Media.

If you are a new user, click Register above to gain access to the site. Once you have registered, you may login using your email address and the password you created during registration. After you login you are ready to begin using Catapult.

If you are already a registered user, simply click Login using your email address and the password you created when you registered.

Production Requirements

File types uploaded need to be one of the following formats:

  • MPEG-2
  • QuickTime MOV - We accept H.264 and DV (for SD only) Codecs

Other Important Requirements:
  • If you require Closed Captioning, it must be embedded in an MPEG-2 file
  • All content must be produced within NTSC title safe borders
  • All files should be trimmed to exact spot length, DO NOT include color bars or slates
  • Video levels should be no higher than 100 IRE and Audio should be CALM Act compliant
  • Audio Mix needs to be a two channel L/R stereo mix, with voice/music/effects mixed to both L/R channels

File Formats

If you are uploading longform content (30/60 minute shows) please scroll down to see LF specs.

High Definition:

1080i Files:

  • 1920x1080 resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (1.0 pixel aspect ratio)
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz

720p Files:

  • 1280x720 resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (1.0 pixel aspect ratio)
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz

All HD Content must be encoded using the following bit rate parameters

Profile MPEG2 H.264
Bit Rate (Peak) 50Mbps 50Mbps
Bit Rate (Minimum) 35Mbps 20Mbps

All HD Content MUST be delivered with one of the following frame rates:

  • 29.97 fps interlaced
  • 29.97 fps progressive
  • 59.94 fps progressive

Standard Definition:

Quick Time MOV:

  • 720x480 resolution
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz sample rate
  • 4:3 aspect ratio (0.9 pixel aspect ratio)

MPEG-2:

  • 720x480 resolution
  • MPEG 1 Layer 2 Audio, 192 kb/s Stereo
  • 4:3 aspect ratio

All SD Content must be encoded using the following bit rate parameters

Profile MPEG2 H.264
Bit Rate (Peak) 35Mbps 35Mbps
Bit Rate (Minimum) 20Mbps 15Mbps

Video On Demand:

Preferred Longform Specs - MPEG-2:

    MPEG-2 Program Stream
    720x480 Resolution
    Interlaced Lower Field First
    Video Bit Rate: 3.0 Mbps (Constant)
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9
    Color space: 4:2:0
    Frame Rate: 29.97
    Standard: NTSC
    Profile/Level: Main Profile @ Main Level (MP@ML)
    Audio: MPEG audio, 48 KHz sample rate, stereo, 384 Kbps

    If the preferred longform specs cannot be met, use the specs for SD/HD files above.



    For technical support, please contact the Charter Media - Media Network Operations Center (MNOC) at MNOC@charter.com or 1-877-480-3031