Wednesday, November 23, 2005

XM KICKS OFF SATELLITE RADIO ERA IN CANADA WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICE TODAY

Exclusive offer for XM Canada Founders Club members to buy satellite radios on-line starting today

Washington D.C., November 23, 2005 -- XM Canada today announced the launch of Canada's first satellite radio service with an exclusive offer to its Founders Club members to purchase XM satellite radios and sign-up for service on-line starting today.

"This is an historic day for consumer choice, for music lovers, hockey fans and for all Canadians, rural and urban," said Stephen Tapp president and COO, XM Canada. "XM Canada is on the air and signing up subscribers. To our thousands of supporters, XM Canada has delivered on its promise to be the first to bring Canada the greatest technological evolution in radio in the past 60 years."

More than 4,500 Canadians pre-registered for XM over the last month by signing up to be members of XM Canada's Founders Club. Now, those dedicated fans will be the first to be able to purchase XM radios online and begin subscribing to the XM Canada service. They are the trailblazers who couldn't wait for XM's originally-produced programming, including 100 percent commercial-free music and the best in news, sports, news, talk and entertainment.

In addition to being the first in Canada to sign up for satellite radio, the first 1,000 Founders Club members to order will receive the Delphi RoadyXT for only $79.99, a savings of more than 35% off MSRP.

In a recent Digital Home Canada poll, XM is the No. 1 choice of Canadian consumers. Add to that the strong demand for XM radios from retailers and XM is the indisputable leader in satellite radio in Canada. XM Canada was the first to apply for a broadcast license, the first to enter partnerships with leading automotive manufacturers and consumer electronic retailers, the first to begin broadcasting play-by-play coverage of more than 1,000 National Hockey League (NHL) games per season and the first to deliver 100 percent commercial-free music to Canadians.


XM KICKS OFF SATELLITE RADIO ERA IN CANADA WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICE TODAY Exclusive offer for XM Canada Founders Club members to buy satellite radios on-line starting today Washington D.C., November 23, 2005 -- XM Canada today announced the launch of Canada's first satellite radio service with an exclusive offer to its Founders Club members to purchase XM satellite radios and sign-up for service on-line starting today.
"This is an historic day for consumer choice, for music lovers, hockey fans and for all Canadians, rural and urban," said Stephen Tapp president and COO, XM Canada. "XM Canada is on the air and signing up subscribers. To our thousands of supporters, XM Canada has delivered on its promise to be the first to bring Canada the greatest technological evolution in radio in the past 60 years."
More than 4,500 Canadians pre-registered for XM over the last month by signing up to be members of XM Canada's Founders Club. Now, those dedicated fans will be the first to be able to purchase XM radios online and begin subscribing to the XM Canada service. They are the trailblazers who couldn't wait for XM's originally-produced programming, including 100 percent commercial-free music and the best in news, sports, news, talk and entertainment.
In addition to being the first in Canada to sign up for satellite radio, the first 1,000 Founders Club members to order will receive the Delphi RoadyXT for only $79.99, a savings of more than 35% off MSRP.
In a recent Digital Home Canada poll, XM is the No. 1 choice of Canadian consumers. Add to that the strong demand for XM radios from retailers and XM is the indisputable leader in satellite radio in Canada. XM Canada was the first to apply for a broadcast license, the first to enter partnerships with leading automotive manufacturers and consumer electronic retailers, the first to begin broadcasting play-by-play coverage of more than 1,000 National Hockey League (NHL) games per season and the first to deliver 100 percent commercial-free music to Canadians.

Starting next week, award-winning portable and plug-n-play XM radios will be available across the country at leading retailers such as A&B Sound, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Dumoulin/Audiotronic, Future Shop, London Drugs, Sears Canada, The Source by Circuit City, Visions Electronics and other retailers. XM radios will also be available for purchase on XM Canada's website, www.xmradio.ca.

XM Canada listeners will be able to choose from the most extensive line-up of satellite radios in Canada from leading manufacturers such as Alpine, Audiovox, Delphi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Polk, Sony, and Yamaha. At the top of the list for this year's stocking stuffer are the new Delphi RoadyXT, an ultra-thin satellite radio offered at $99.99 through January 31, 2005 after mail-in rebate, and the Delphi XM MyFi, the first portable satellite radio, at $399.99 MSRP.

XM Canada's channel line-up of unparalleled music, NHL coverage, entertainment and information programming will be this season's biggest hit. XM's digital-quality commercial-free music appeals to a wide range of music tastes including jazz, blues, classical, country, Christian, Latin, dance/electronica, new and classic rock, plus hits from the past six decades. Starting this season, hockey fans will be able to cheer all their favorite teams across the country with NHL play-by-play coverage of more than 40 games per week, 1,000 games per season. XM will become the exclusive satellite radio home of the NHL beginning with the 2007/2008 season.

To subscribe to XM Satellite Radio online or for more information about XM's recently announced programming line-up and radio choice, visit www.xmradio.ca

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

XM + NAPSTER LAUNCHES BETA VERSION

XM + Napster Integrated Music Service Combines Napster's Vast Library And XM's World-Class Programming At napster.xmradio.com

Washington D.C., November 21, 2005 -- Napster® (NASDAQ: NAPS) and XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) today announced that a beta version of their innovative XM + Napster integrated music service is now available to XM's five-million-plus subscribers at napster.xmradio.com.

XM + Napster is the first online service to provide a single interface for accessing, purchasing, and downloading music heard on XM, the nation's leading satellite radio company, from Napster, the biggest brand in digital music. XM + Napster also lets XM subscribers create playlists with music tracks from their entire digital music collection.

XM + Napster allows XM subscribers to listen to more than 70 XM music channels on the XM Radio Online service and access Napster's massive catalog for on-demand listening, purchasing, and downloading. The service seamlessly links XM subscribers to Napster to instantly find songs played live on XM by its world-class DJs, get in-depth information about artists, and discover new music and old favorites through customized music recommendations provided by Napster's professional music programmers.

"XM + Napster takes XM to a new level in terms of exposing people to music and enabling them to buy the music," said Hugh Panero, President and CEO of XM Satellite Radio. "It takes the promotional impact of radio and puts it on steroids. XM + Napster greatly enhances the discovery aspect of XM by letting people instantly purchase and download the music they hear on XM Radio Online from Napster's catalog, dig deeper into artists' digital music collections and use Napster's programming expertise to discover related artists and genres. It's a 360-degree music experience."

"XM + Napster brings two best-of-class brands together for the most comprehensive, flexible digital music experience possible," said Chris Gorog, Napster's chairman and CEO. "We are proud to once again be leading the industry in innovation by merging on-line music with satellite radio."

XM + Napster will be the exclusive digital music downloading service for XM subscribers. The co-branded service is part of a long-term, strategic partnership between Napster and XM and will be marketed by both companies.

Songs and albums purchased from XM + Napster can be played on a variety of portable MP3 players available now. Upcoming XM/MP3 players will let subscribers listen to XM live when the players are docked in the car or at home, mark the titles of songs played on XM for easy reference in XM + Napster, and store content for a completely portable listening experience.

NEW YORK YANKEE ALL-STAR DEREK JETER SIGNS ON WITH XM SATELLITE RADIO

Washington D.C., November 21, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers and the official satellite radio network of Major League Baseball (MLB), today announced New York Yankees' All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter has joined forces with XM to promote XM's critically-acclaimed MLB programming. The deal also includes a partnership with the Turn 2 Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Jeter to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles and academic achievement for young people. In addition, Jeter will make regular guest appearances throughout the year on MLB Home Plate (XM Channel 175), XM's 24-hour MLB news and talk channel.

"To help extend the lead of a winning team like XM is a terrific opportunity, especially since I am a huge XM Satellite Radio fan. I am excited to share my enthusiasm for XM's unmatched Major League Baseball programming and unprecedented choice in news, talk, entertainment and, of course, commercial-free music," said Derek Jeter.

Jeter will be featured throughout XM's broad MLB marketing activities, including television, print and online media, as well as retail promotions. Jeter also appears in XM's new "Listen Large™" holiday marketing campaign, which debuted earlier this month, and features television, print, radio, online and outdoor advertising to promote XM's wide variety of programming and best-in-class satellite radios. Jeter also will make regular guest appearances on various MLB Home Plate programs, including "MLB This Morning" and "The Show."

"Derek Jeter is a phenomenal athlete whose contributions both on and off the field have made him an outstanding ambassador for Major League Baseball and an ideal choice to help promote XM's unparalleled, year-round MLB coverage to fans across the country," said Hugh Panero, president and CEO, XM Satellite Radio.

In 2004, XM and MLB entered into an 11-year broadcast and marketing partnership, making XM the exclusive satellite radio network of Major League Baseball.

Monday, November 21, 2005

XM Radio and Napster release the beta version of their joint music service


XM Satellite Radio and Napster on Monday announced the release of the 1st beta software to share XM Radio and Napster Music XM+Napster.

Be one of the first to try XM+Napster. Test it out and then let us know what you think.

What can you do with XM+Napster?

Discover - Go deep. Real deep. Discover more about artists you hear on XM Radio Online through XM + Napster. View biographies and get recommendations for similar artists. Download your favorite songs to your PC in real time.

Download - Search Napster's catalog of over 1.5 million songs. Download an unlimited number of tracks on up to three PCs with XM + Napster. Or purchase tracks for as low as 99¢ a song with XM + Napster Light.

Play - Play what you want any which way you like. Your music collection (MP3, WMA, CDs) and XM Radio Online are easy to access through one simple interface.

Manage - Build and manage your entire music collection through XM + Napster. Create playlists. Add daily. Change hourly. Listen every minute. And share music with other XM + Napster members.

Visit XM+Napster now

*XM + Napster requires a separate monthly subscription fee. If you'd rather not sign up for a Napster subscription, you can still sign up for XM + Napster Light and you won't have to give your credit card information when setting up an account. With either option, you must have your active XM Radio ID and billing zip code to register.

Delphi RoadyXT now only $34.95 After $30.00 Mail In Rebate


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