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Apple Announces Satellite Broadcast Of "April 28th Event"

Apple Announces Satellite Broadcast Of "April 28th Event"

by , 2:10 PM EDT, April 24th, 2003

Apple has announced that the big media event on April 28th announced last week is going to be broadcast via satellite. The event was announced last Friday, and has been hyped with the tag line of bringing music to our ears. The Mac Observer will be attending the event, but for those who didn't get an invite, the company will offer a satellite broadcast to ensure wider coverage. From the announcement:

WHAT: Live satellite broadcast of Apple announcements presented by
Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO

WHEN: Monday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT

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

  • Ku-band
  • Telstar 5/Transponder: 25 K
  • Orbital Slot: 97 degrees west
  • Uplink Frequency: 14444.0 MHz
  • Downlink Frequency: 12144.0 MHz
  • Polarity: Vertical down
  • Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8
  • C-band
  • Galaxy 3C/Transponder 1 C
  • Orbital Slot: 95 degrees west
  • Uplink Frequency: 5945 MHz
  • Downlink Frequency: 3720 MHz
  • Downlink Polarity: Horizontal down
  • Audio subcarriers: 6.2 and 6.8

You can read more about the event in our initial coverage.

The Mac Observer Spin:

So what will it be? New iPods? That music sharing service all the majors have reported? Perhaps a buyout of Universal? We'll bet dollars to donuts that it won't be the latter possibility, but the smart money's has been seen hanging out around the first two options. Mind you, that's just our speculation.

One thing is for certain: Apple wants to get coverage of this event, which suggests that it won't be your run of the mill announcement.

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