TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has extended its
application outsourcing work with XM Canada with the signing of an
C$11.6 million contract that encompasses additional application management
support for XM Canada's billing and customer care applications.
Accenture designed, built and deployed the subscriber management,
customer care and billing systems to support the launch of XM Canada's
business and is currently providing application operations and maintenance
services to support XM Canada's customer care and business platform.
"Our relationship with Accenture has driven business results and proven
to be financially beneficial to XM Canada," said Stephen Tapp, president and
COO of XM Canada. "Outsourcing our billing and customer care applications to
Accenture has provided great results. Simply put, Accenture delivers
high-quality and efficient application management services at a lower cost
than if we did it ourselves."
"Accenture has worked with XM Canada since before they launched their
service. Our focus in providing application outsourcing services has been to
not only deliver cost savings for XM Canada, but to allow XM to focus on its
core business of delivering top-quality programming to Canadians," said Dennis
Melnbardis, managing partner of Accenture's Communications & High Tech
practice in Canada.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture
collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses
and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad
global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right
people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance.
With approximately 146,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net
revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006. Its
homepage is www.accenture.com.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as
XM Canada(TM) through its subsidiary, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. XM is
Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the
best satellite coverage in the country and offering a unique lineup of premier
Canadian and international content.
XM Canada offers listeners up to 100 channels of unique and exclusive
programming including the most NHL(TM) games, PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League
Baseball(TM) coverage, the deepest play list, and news, talk, sports,
entertainment and children's programming. After this season, XM will become
the exclusive provider of NHL games on satellite radio. Acura, Buick,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer,
Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki and
Subaru will offer XM radios in more than 115 different models of vehicles for
model year 2007.
XM has an exclusive Canadian license from U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio
Inc. (NASDAQ: XMSR), the leading satellite radio provider in the U.S. with
more than 7.6 million subscribers. XM is offered on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and
as of March 2007, will be the exclusive music provider to all of Air Canada's
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com. A live stream of selected XM Canada channels
is available via a three-day complimentary trial of XM Radio Online at
http://listen.xmradio.ca. To subscribe to XM Canada online or for more
information about XM Canada's programming lineup and radio choice, visit
For further information:
For further information: Sarah Thompson, Accenture, (416) 641-4416,
Sarah.email@example.com; For XM Canada: Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,