Media Alert: Microsoft to Announce Company News

REDMOND, Wash. — June 15, 2006

What: Microsoft Corp. will hold a news conference to discuss important company news.

Who: Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, and Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect

Where: Microsoft Studios, 4420 148th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA (also available via webcast and audio conference call)

When: Thursday, June 15, 2006, 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT)

News Conference Call-In Information:

  • United States: (800) 857-9877, pass code: Microsoft

  • International: +1 (415) 228-3893, pass code: Microsoft

Audio Replay Information:

An audio replay of the news conference will be available approximately one hour after the call has ended until 5 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT), Wednesday June 21.

Replay Call-In Numbers:

  • United States: (866) 421-3814

  • International: +1 (203) 369-0805   

(No pass code is required for the replay numbers.)

Webcast Information:

The webcast of the news conference can be viewed live:

Live Satellite Press Conference, Sound Bite, B-Roll Satellite Feed Coordinates

Press Conference: 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT)

Sound Bite/B-Roll Feeds:

  • 2:45 p.m. PDT (5:45 p.m. EDT)

  • 3:15 p.m. PDT (6:15 p.m. EDT)

  • 4:15 p.m. PDT (7:15 p.m. EDT)

North America (NTSC)

Analog KU Band

SBS6 Transponder 2

DL Freq:  11749.5 Vertical 


IA 6C-09

DL Freq:  3880 Vertical

India/Asia PAL Satellite (9 MHz)

Asiasat 2

Transponder 2A Channel 2

UL Freq: 5921 Horizontal

DL Freq: 3696 Vertical

Symbol Rate: 6.1113

FEC: 3/4

Line Standard: PAL

Australia/Asia-Pacific Rim PAL Satellite (9 MHz)


Transponder 12C Slot C

Virtual Channel 101

UL Freq: 6260.5 Vertical

DL Freq: 4035.5 Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 6.62

FEC: 2/3

Line Standard: PAL

European PAL Satellite (9 MHz)


Transponder NAV6/EUH6

UL Freq: 14329.7 Vertical

DL Freq: 11539.7 Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 6.1113

FEC: 3/4

Line Standard: PAL

Asia-Pacific Rim NTSC Satellite (8 Mbits)


Transponder 8C Channel 4

(Virtual Channel 4)

UL Freq: 6126 Vertical

DL Freq: 3901 Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 30.80

FEC: 3/4

Line Standard: NTSC

South America NTSC Satellite (9 MHz)


Transponder 24C Slot D

UL Freq: 6398.5 Vertical

DL Freq: 4173.5 Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 6.1113

FEC: 3/4

Line Standard: NTSC

Africa/South America PAL Satellite (9 MHz)

Intelsat 905 @ 335.5

Transponder 38/38 1A

UL Freq: 6386 LHCP

DL Freq: 4161 RHCP

Symbol Rate: 6.1113

FEC: 3/4

Line Standard: PAL

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