Saturday, July 28, 2007

interoperal technologies had a time line for 2006

As I recall, David Frear made the comments on the time line being by the end of calender year 2006, The information was available in the past for viewing via siriusbackstage and was dated 6/20/2006

via orbitcast June 17th 2006,

Dual-subscribers of both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio may have hope afterall of consolidating both their subscriptions into a single unit - very soon.

Introducing Interoperable Technologies, a joint effort supported and funded by both XM and Sirius, working to bring dual-subscription satellite radios to market. XM and Sirius both share ownership in the company.

Interoperable Technologies, founded in 2003, is in the process of designing and architecting these dual-mode satellite radios, with the help of regular consultations from both XM and Sirius. In 2005 they successfully completed the design of a radio capable of receiving both services, and have a timeline to bring a receiver to market this year.

For only $26/month you get over 300-channels of superior content in a single unit. I can't wait.

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sirius sec documents says developing and deploying

this is "One" from one of many from calendar year 2000 sec filings which supports the fact they understood what was wanted early on. and now are just using the dual device concept in a ploy to pass muster within the FCC and public arena..

***** Confidential treatment has been requested for portions of this agreement. The copy filed herewith omits the information subject to the confidentiality request. Omissions are designated as *****. A complete version of this agreement has been filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


This JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT is entered into between XM Satellite Radio Inc., a Delaware corporation with its principal location at 1250 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, DC ("XM"), and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a Delaware corporation with its principal location at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York ("Sirius") as of February 16th, 2000 ("Effective Date").


WHEREAS, XM is engaged in designing, developing, marketing and licensing the technology relating to its satellite digital audio radio system ("XM Radio System") in accordance with the rights under the license issued to XM by the Federal Communications Commission (the "FCC");

WHEREAS, Sirius is engaged in designing, developing, marketing and licensing the technology relating to its satellite digital audio radio system ("Sirius Radio System") in accordance with the rights under the license issued to Sirius by the FCC;

WHEREAS, the FCC has mandated that XM and Sirius deploy a final receiver design that is interoperable;

WHEREAS, due to the different technical heritage, satellite design and performance requirements of the XM Radio System and the Sirius Radio System, such systems currently employ different technologies that impede the design and development of an interoperable receiver;

WHEREAS, XM and Sirius and their respective radio equipment suppliers already have expended significant funds in developing Single Mode Radios (as defined below);

WHEREAS, it will take an extensive and expensive joint program to merge the technologies employed by the XM Radio System and the Sirius Radio System in order to design and develop a cost efficient interoperable receiver;

WHEREAS, XM and Sirius are, and will continue to be, competitors in, among other things, the marketing and sale of the satellite broadcasting of radio programming to listeners, the acquisition of rights to broadcast such programming and sale of radio advertising availabilities and other forms of advertising or promotional opportunities in connection with that programming (collectively, "Business Opportunities");

WHEREAS, nothing in this Agreement is intended to, or will in any way, restrain or reduce the competitive rivalry between the parties in the pursuit of Business Opportunities;

WHEREAS, the parties desire to comply with FCC licensing requirements and to enhance efficiency and consumer welfare by jointly developing and deploying certain interoperable technology for the purpose of producing radios capable of receiving broadcasts from both the XM Radio System and the Sirius Radio System

"Interoperable Radio" shall mean a radio that, at a minimum, (a) receives and processes the audio portion of both the Sirius Radio System signal and the XM Radio System signal, either as a result of an Interoperable Chipset contained in the unit itself or as a result of an Interoperable Chipset contained in an outboard location which interfaces directly with the unit, and (b) which is capable of providing the user interface for both Sirius Radio System broadcasts and XM Radio System broadcasts, including displaying the artist and title information transmitted as part of such broadcasts, in each case, without the consumer purchasing additional hardware or software.

"Interoperability Technology" shall mean the technology, including the technology which is jointly funded and developed by Sirius and XM pursuant to this Agreement or owned and/or licensed by either party, which is required to design, develop and/or manufacture an Interoperable Radio, as well as any enhancements and modifications jointly funded and developed for such technology pursuant to this Agreement (including the industry standards jointly developed by the parties pursuant to Section 3.03), but shall not include Non-core Technology.

XM and Sirius will work with their existing automobile and radio manufacturing partners to integrate the new standard under the terms of their existing agreements. All future agreements with automakers and radio partners will specify the new satellite radio standard.

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Amtc Sirius land Baskin Robbins

It's worth noting do to rapid growth along with a ever growing sales force Matt Holden ,Has been promoted.Congradulations to you !

Also another deal was closed with rise and dine

Today, July 28, 2007, Clearwater, FL - July 24, 2007 –

Announced that it has reached an agreement with Dunkin' Brands to provide special discounted pricing on its SIRIUS Satellite Radio background music to Baskin-Robbins stores nationwide. As the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, Baskin-Robbins currently operates more than 5,600 units in 40 countries.

AMTC is the national provider of SIRIUS Satellite Radio to businesses, supplying the required satellite equipment, music service and all music royalties. Businesses are never trapped in contracts, and they pay only $24.95 per month for the commercial-free service. AMTC also offers a wide range of commercial-quality sound equipment, making in-store music affordable for any business.

“The business of ice cream is nothing but fun, and our goal is to make sure customers of all ages smile. AMTC's SIRUS service is allowing us to add to the lively atmosphere of our store at a very reasonable cost, and we aren't subjected to the monotony of repeating songs on the radio or CDs,” said Baskin-Robbins franchisee Jack Handy.

“We are enjoying the freedom of being able to decide what kind of music we want at any given time, and we know our customers appreciate the difference a little music can make.” Baskin-Robbins is known for its 31 flavors of ice cream that are always available in its shops around the world. This year, the company will celebrate 62 years of business. Baskin-Robbins is a part of the Dunkin' Brands, Inc. family of companies, which also includes Dunkin' Donuts.

Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores selling premium ice cream ... Baskin-Robbins has over 2,700 store locations in the U.S. and over 2,800 internationally.

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Interoperable satellite radio devices whats the Fcc doing

Well one reporter has been digging for the truth,on this issue.whats shes uncovered so far is below

The public should have access to these devices,Based on the mile-stone requirements issued by the Fcc,which stated full operational service within six years of license.

with or with out the merger, these devices must be launched in the Sprite of public interest. whats the Fcc waiting for!!!

via the Washington times

The issue of interoperable receivers has attracted public scrutiny in recent months in the context of the proposed merger between District-based XM and New York-based Sirius, and not in reference to the 1997 licensing rule.As listed on the FCC Web site, that requirement — FCC Rule 47 Sec. 25.144(a)(3)(ii) — says each applicant shall:

"Certify that its satellite [digital audio radio service] system includes a receiver that will permit end users to access all licensed satellite [digital audio radio service] systems that are operational or under construction.

"The companies have tied the development of interoperable radios to approval of the $5 billion merger.

"When interoperable radios are commercially available, consumers who want to have access to the complete offerings of both companies will be able to do so on a single device," Sirius Chief Executive Officer Mel Karmazin, who would head the combined company, told the Senate in April.

"The opportunity exists for us to commercially market an interoperable radio. Right now we have developed it. There's one in my office right now," Mr. Karmazin told This Week In Consumer Electronics earlier this month.

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Dual Satellite radios wheres the truth on this issue!

I'm in complete agreement with Mr Hartleibs petition for declaratory ruling on the mandated interoperable devices along with other interoperable systems. Based upon my personnel research he may well be correct on this issue,In sec filings from calendar year 2000 through 2004 Sirius says they will launch dual/interoperable devices as required!

That said, The recent reply filed jointly by sirius and xm,on the 24th July in Da 07-57. page 21 section c and again on page 95.I quote "the only thing holding up interoperable devices is the merger"

The Fcc should now stop the clock.Then consider the issue as presented, by Mr Hartleib. Along with all the related sec documents.Then publish a finding and or ruling prior to any other action in this merger matter.

I also read this quote below via satelliteradiotachworld which sort of indicates the Fcc also wants the devices made! And may question the status of current compliance with the Fcc mandated vision for sdars to offer consumers dual and or interoperable devices both.

Today, April 16, 2007, Sirius received grantof authority to launch and operate a geostationary satellite

(FM-5). The license term will be for 8 years starting when Sirius notifies the FCC that it has been launched and put into operation.

The FCC made it clear that the grant was issued without prejudice to any action the FCC might take regarding the requirement to produce an interoperable satellite radio.

The statement had an ominous tone. It may be nothing or it may be a sign of
an impending action.

The complete petition can be read here The points listed below were discussed on another date

􀂾 the possibility of requiring implementation of interoperable radios as a
condition of the pending merger

􀂾 the Interoperable Mandate

􀂾 the Petitioner’s request for a Declaratory Ruling

􀂾 procedural protocol of said Petition, as well as numerous issues raised
by Michael Hartleib in support of the pending merger between Sirius
and XM Satellite Radio Inc.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Xmsr included in new vista platform hub

I'm not to sure about how to feel on this issue, as its tie into the new vista platform which requires the user to allow full access to your content and system by Microsoft..

and grants them the right to remove items that violated copy protection laws....with that my main concern is the law which requires violations be reported to the correct regulator...

XM Radio Online Available With Windows Vista
WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- XM, the nation's leading satellite radio company, today announced that XM Radio Online will be included in Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista.

Windows Vista, which will be broadly available on January 30, will offer XM Radio Online as part of its digital music hub. XM Radio Online delivers more than 80 radio channels, including commercial-free music, the Oprah & Friends talk and lifestyle channel, "The Bob Edwards Show," "Opie & Anthony," stand-up comedy, and children's programming.

Web users can sign up for a free, three-day trial of XM Radio Online. Unlimited listening is available for $7.99 a month. Those who subscribe to XM Satellite Radio for the car, home, or portable listening can enjoy XM Radio Online for no additional charge.

"XM is pleased to be extending its strategic relationship with Microsoft with the inclusion of XM Radio Online in Windows Vista," said My-Chau Nguyen, XM senior vice president for marketing programs and operations. "By working with Microsoft, we are expanding the availability of XM Radio Online, which provides an extraordinary variety of music choices, talk radio options, and exclusive programming such as 'Oprah & Friends.' The integration of XM Radio Online further enhances the music and entertainment experience offered by Windows Vista."

"Microsoft is pleased to be working closely with XM," said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president, Windows at Microsoft Corp. "We are thrilled with XM's support and excitement for the launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system."

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Your Music channel available February fifth

It looks like the launch of Your Music Channel TV. Will currently take place on February 5th . I base these comments on the simple fact the the old sites, been replaced with this very simple message linked here it also indicates it lets you take control..

This very broad based concept of creation, promotion and distribution of Indie content. Coupled directly with listener interaction, should be a very disruptive market force for some of the old label's. As more Artist migrate, to a true working partnership.That provides them with great exposure on a global scale via Sandra Carter Global. while affording them the opportunity to generate revenue based solely upon the quality of their collective efforts.

Wdmg we wish you and your collective team of partners and artist great success going forward in this digital age of content everywhere.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

wingstop gets sirius at five hundred locations

it should be very clear that Amtc along with Sirius have struck upon a service partnership that clearly performs for all parties, based on a very cost effective structure which will result in a higher bottom line for your Enterprise..

wing stop background information, Wingstop Restaurants, founded in 1994, are designed featuring a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere. All of our stores are outfitted with 1930's - 1940's, pre-jet engine aviation décor and artifacts. The entire family will feel welcome in our comfortable and inviting surroundings. Wingstop features nine proprietary wing flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian Barbeque, Garlic Parmesan, and Hickory Smoked BBQ. The wings are always made fresh-to-order and served steaming-hot. Wingstop also offers a variety of delicious sides including fresh-cut fries, soft drinks, beers and wine.

for further information on teleadvantage coupled with siriusbusiness please fell free to contact amtc here

Wingstop Restaurants Take Off with SIRIUSBusinessClearwater, FL -

January 26, 2007 – Wingstop Restaurants, a fast-growing chicken wing franchise famous for cooked-to-order wings, has selected SIRIUSBusiness as the background music for its more than 500 restaurants open or under development throughout the United States. SIRIUSBusiness, provided by Applied Media Technologies Corporation (AMTC), consists of 67 channels of 24-hour, commercial-free music from SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI). Under the agreement, AMTC will also provide sound equipment to the company’s locations.

Wingstop was chosen as the best overall wing company at the fifth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. “It makes sense that the best wing company in the country would choose to partner with the best background music service,” remarked Dan Hecht, Director of Special Programs for AMTC. “With a $24.95 monthly price, and no contract required, this service represents both high quality and great value.”

“Just as Wingstop has stuck to what we know best—wings, SIRIUSBusiness is a background music provider that keeps excelling at what it knows—music,” commented Bill Knight, Wingstop’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are so pleased to offer commercial-free music on our menu, making Wingstop even more attractive to our customers.”

Mike Sutter, Director of Training for Wingstop, agrees, “When a brand partner opens a new Wingstop, they have a lot to do. AMTC makes the process easy for our partners by providing timely professional installation and technical support post-installation.”

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amtc siriusbusiness land nobel roman chain

Noble Roman’s Inc. Signs SIRIUS Deal

Some background We are Noble Roman's, Inc. and we were founded in 1972 on the competitive testing grounds of Indiana University. Now we are nationwide with locations in 44 states, with new markets are being open at a very rapid pace with more planed for the future.

which you can read here

With AMTCClearwater, FL, January 26, 2007– Noble Roman Inc. of Indianapolis, IN, the national franchisor of Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs locations, has chosen SIRIUSBusiness as its preferred supplier of background music. Applied Media Technologies Corporation will provide SIRIUSBusiness for $24.95 per month, with no contract, along with all necessary sound equipment. “The SIRIUS equipment will be programmed to the channels that fit our customer base,” said Libby Springer, Marketing Coordinator for Noble Roman’s Inc. “Quality control is very important at Noble Roman’s, whether it’s our pizza, subs or music. SIRIUSBusiness offers that control. ” “Everyone loves great pizza and great subs, from kids to grandparents. Noble Roman’s has a wide range of customers, so they needed a music service with a wide variety of channels. SIRIUS is the perfect solution,” said Jason Nash, Account Executive for AMTC.
Privately held AMTC is headquartered in Clearwater, FL. AMTC is the exclusive provider of SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) for business use, under the brand name SIRIUSBusiness. SIRIUSBusiness includes 67 channels of 24-hour, commercial-free music, with all music royalties paid, and presents the first meaningful competition to Muzak in the business music arena. AMTC also manufactures a full line of professional sound equipment and provides TelAdvantage, the world’s most recognized brand of telephone “on hold” messaging products and services. Since 1991, AMTC has served over 15,000 customers around the globe, including names like Bally Total Fitness, Bridgestone-Firestone, Continental Airlines, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and Morgan Stanley. For additional information, visit
Noble Roman’s Inc. has a proud history of over 30 years in the foodservice industry, providing the experience and know-how to achieve the goal of a successful business. Noble Roman’s offers two exciting franchise opportunities: Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs. For additional information, visit

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Amtc builds on solid foundation

Well its very good to see publicly, the release of the related information.for the collective offering of services Amtc offer.With a thirty percent planed sales increase for this year you folks should be real busy. look out Muzak,this is a game changing effort..

keep your eyes open over the next couple of weeks as the press material should now begin to flow....congrats to the fine folks at amtc..

AMTC Introduces New Public Relations and Sales Support TeamClearwater, FL, January 26, 2007 – Applied Media Technologies Corporation (AMTC) has announced the creation of its new Public Relations and Sales Support team. This new team will encompass all of the company’s public communications, including press releases, feature articles, AMTC’s network of websites, and advertising. The team will be responsible for all sales support functions within AMTC, and will take on additional special projects such as development of software tools for internal use.

AMTC has selected Matthew Holden to lead this new effort. Mr. Holden joined Applied Media Technologies Corporation in January 2006 as a Sales Support Specialist before moving into his previous role as Sales Support and Special Programs Coordinator. His credentials include a software development degree from Full Sail Real World Education in Winter Park, Florida and ten years’ experience in technical support, software engineering and journalism.

Richard J. Ludwig and Nicholas J. Milton, both recent additions to AMTC’s staff, will also participate in this initiative. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Florida. Nicholas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from American International College in Springfield, MA.

“This is a very exciting time for Applied Media Technologies Corporation. As part of our goal to reach $5 million in gross sales for 2007, we are looking forward to expanding AMTC’s public presence. The natural synergy of public relations and sales support allows our new team to streamline both functions significantly, cutting costs while delivering faster and more effective support to our other departments and ultimately, our customers,” expressed Clayton Burton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AMTC

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Clear channel microsoft team on HD Radio data platform

Boy this could be troubling for the satellite radio platforms going forward.

2007 International CES

Microsoft Corp. and Clear Channel Radio today announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2007 that they have executed a collaborative agreement to build a nationwide data delivery service using HD Radio technology, providing personalized and localized content to a variety of HD Radio receivers. This initiative will be branded MSN Direct HD, an extension of Microsoft Corp.'s existing MSN Direct service, which currently transmits a variety of information including traffic, weather, movie times, sports, and stocks to Smart Watches, weather stations, GPS navigation devices and small home appliances. Field tests of the data delivery service will be conducted with the support of iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer and licensor of HD Radio Technology.

you can read it here

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Amtc host economic development council, due to explosive growth

One things for sure, muzak will hate the wording of this press release and they should.

Early indications from a few radio industry insiders are slowly, beginning to surface. On the SiriusBusiness service with some thinking it will quickly become one of the predominant providers of legal background music going forward.

AMTC Featured on Good Business PinellasClearwater, FL,

January 5, 2007 – Clearwater, FL-based Applied Media Technologies Corporation recently hosted an ambassador visit by Pinellas County Commissioner Robert Stewart and the Pinellas Economic Development Council. The county officials discussed AMTC’s future plans, including its explosive growth pace.

As part of this visit, AMTC was profiled on Pinellas County Television’s Good Business Pinellas. Produced by Pinellas 18’s production specialist Mike Moore, the segment includes a brief history of AMTC and comments from Clayton Burton, AMTC’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Video of this television segment can be found Here

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Friday, January 05, 2007


In a new interesting twist, Chrysler has selected hughes telematics for use as a standard service provider going forward. The product and service will be available for review during ces.

You can read it linked here

HUGHES Telematics recently revealed key elements of its technology and service solutions, which range from security, infotainment and remote diagnostics to unique multicasting capabilities. Together, they create a new standard in vehicle connectivity, one that enables Chrysler Group's vision for the connected future of the automobile."We are pleased to support Chrysler Group's strong commitment to technology leadership and look forward to the day when fully connected vehicles are an industry-wide standard," said Jeff Leddy, chief executive officer, HUGHES Telematics. "By putting this technology stake in the ground, Chrysler Group has signaled that the time to start acting on the potential of vehicle telematics has come."

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Gm patent for local broadcasting, sales tool (wink)

via satelliteradiotechworld

I wonder if this will become the pathway around the no local broadcasting rule, its sure to draw fire from the nab and others quickly.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

GM Patent Application for Demonstrating Vehicle Features and Promotions
Today, GM had a patent application disclosed that includes the use of a dedicated satellite radio channel to demonstrate the features of a vehicle. It's a novel application of satellite radio.In one embodiment, a vehicle located at a dealership receives a satellite radio signal. The geographic region is determined by a GPS system in the vehicle. A unique message or command is applied to the vehicle. For example, power windows, power sunroof, and power locks can be demonstrated. An executable file can instruct the telematic unit to operate the functions while the salesperson makes the sales pitch. An audio and/or video may accompany the demonstration. Special promotions unique to the dealer my be offered to the potential buyer. The potential buyer may be serenaded by music unique to that region. A specific channel of information may also be provided without a subscription if the vehicle remains within a certain geographic region or is of a specific vehicle type or year. Sounds like the car could sell itself.

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sirius video service,first signs of life ?

The following information is from Donlen corporation's web site ,And could be the first real sign of the Sirius video service arrival both of the listed models, were mentioned in articles by the site

listed for the Chrysler Sebring / Dodge Avenger the following items are on the restricted list and would most likely be required for streaming video service.

The following options and paints are on restriction:
Driver Sunglass Holder (XWS) – 01/24/07
AM/FM CD MP3 Navigation Radio (RER) – 01/26/07
Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat Paint (PV6) – 01/29/07
Rear Video System (XRV) - 02/26/07
The Electronics Convenience Group (AFC) in combination with CPOS Package (28K) is on restriction until 12/08/06 – Sebring Touring Sedan (JSCP41)

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ramsey with charlie hughes on autos and audio branding

A No-Nonsense Marketing Smart Tip January 4, 2007

You can learn a lot about branding – good and bad – from the auto industry, and Charlie Hughes should know. He’s the founder and former CEO of Range Rover of North America.

He has worked for six different automakers on eleven different brands and was also CEO of Mazda.Charlie heads the marketing consultancy Brand Rules and is the co-author of Branding Iron: Branding Lessons from the Meltdown of the US Auto Industry. Given the importance of a vital auto industry to the health of the radio industry, Charlie’s got a message for us all.
Listen to the full 15-minute audio interview.

well worth a listen via the link on marks blog Wow, charlie indicates satellite radio, may well be the leader going forward with the introduction of new data services and features the consumer demands. On a personal note I think all the broadcasters have collectively failed at embracing the listener and communicating directly with them.

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Xmsr Canada Q1 Results and annual general meeting

Attention Business Editors: via Cnw Group

Media Advisory: Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to hold Annual General Meeting and announce Q1 results of XM Canada on January 11, 2007 TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

(TSX: XSR), parent of XM Canada, will hold an Annual General Meeting and conference call to discuss its first fiscal year and first quarter 2007 results of its XM Canada satellite radio service on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1 p.m. ET. John I. Bitove, Chairman and CEO, Stephen Tapp, President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Washinushi, Chief Financial Officer and Donald McKenzie, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, will be available to answer questions from analysts and media at the end of the meeting.
It's also been reported by digitalhomecanada That Sirius canada will add another twenty channels to its Canadian line up over the next two months. which will move the channel count total to around one hundred and thirty for Sirius Vs Xm's one hundred. With the lead they currently have at retail.This additional content,should help with easing the service choice for many in Canada. The consumers drive time will improve heading into the new year.

Digital Home has been informed that, in the next seven to eight weeks, Sirius Canada will be extending the number of channels that it offers to Canadians. Insiders tell us this will mean 20 new channels for Canadian listeners consisting of eighteen U.S. and two Canadian channels. The result is Canadian subscribers will receive the exact same channels as subscribers to Sirius USA. Today there is an 18 channel gap between the Canadian and U.S. services. The two new Canadian channels are said to be traffic and weather channels for Toronto and Montreal, however, according to our sources this is not yet finalized. One alternative could be a traffic and weather channel for Vancouver. This is great news for Canadian Sirius subscribers who in the past went grey market in order to get the additional stations.

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