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Apple Keynote to be Broadcast Live via Satellite from Macworld Expo/Tokyo 2001

What: Apple® will provide a live satellite broadcast of Steve Jobs’ Keynote at Macworld Expo/Tokyo 2001

When: Wednesday, February 21, 5 p.m. PST (Corresponds to Thursday, February 22, 10 a.m. in Japan)

The keynote presentation will be available live via satellite at the following coordinates:

Australia
Originating Space from Japan to Australia (and North America):
PAS 2/Transponder 12K-3C, slot “E” (Ku-band up, C-band down)
Orbital Slot: 169 degrees east
SCPC Digital NDS 4.2.0 format
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 3803.5 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Symbol rate: 6.62
FEC: 3/4
Standard: NTSC format

Turnaround of PAS 2/12K-3C for Australia at MediaSat:
Optus B3/Transponder 2, Slot “A” (Ku-band)
Orbital Slot: 156 degrees east
Converted to SCPC Digital PAL, SA Powervu format
Bandwidth: 9MHz
Downlink Frequency: 12363.5 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Symbol rate: 6.1113
FEC: 3/4
Video rate: 7.0Mb/s
Audio rate: 256 Kb/s (dual mono)
Standard: Pal format

Europe
Turnaround from T5/13 at PAS Atlanta for Europe:
PAS 3/Transponder 9K, slot “F” (Ku-band)
Orbital Slot: 43 degrees west
Converted to SCPC Digital PAL, SA Powervu format
Bandwidth: 9MHz
Downlink Frequency: 12553.5 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Symbol rate: 6.62
FEC: 2/3
Virtual Channel 3
Standard: PAL format

Japan
Turnaround at PAS Napa for Japan:
PAS 2/Transponder 4K Lower (Ku-band)
Orbital Slot: 169 degrees east
SCPC Digital SA Powervu format
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 12327.5 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Symbol rate: 6.62
FEC: 2/3
Virtual Channel 301
Standard: NTSC format

U.S. & Canada
PAS Napa turn for Uplinks to Domestic Ku and C-band
Analog Ku-band NTSC Space
Telstar 5/Transponder 13 (Ku-band)
Orbital slot: 97 degrees west
Downlink Frequency: 11958 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8

Analog C-band NTSC Space
Galaxy 4R/Transponder 22 C (C-band)
Orbital slot: 99 degrees west
Downlink Frequency: 4140 MHz
Polarity: Vertical down
Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8

QuickTime Video-on-Demand:
A video-on-demand stream of the Macworld Expo/Tokyo 2001 keynote will be available utilizing QuickTime™ 4, Apple’s standards-based technology for live and on-demand audio and video streaming, at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/mwtky01/. The QuickTime player is available free for Macintosh® and Windows users at www.apple.com/quicktime.

Apple Booth:
Apple will showcase its products and technologies in booth #501 at Macworld Expo/Tokyo 2001. For more information about Macworld Expo/Tokyo 2001, please visit the IDG web site at http://www.idg.co.jp/expo/mw or call (800) 645-EXPO.

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