TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR)
announced today that Stephen Tapp, president and chief operating officer of
XM Canada, will be leaving the company on June 15, 2007 to pursue other
"I would like to thank Stephen for his contributions during our major
milestones including the licensing, creation of our programming lineup, launch
of our service, development of our studios, build-out of our repeater network
and our launch," said John Bitove, chairman and chief executive officer,
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. "Stephen's skills in business startup
ensured that XM Canada was launched successfully in November 2005."
"This has been one of the greatest adventures of my career and as my
fourth startup project, it was one that I truly enjoyed," said Stephen Tapp.
"Now that we have successfully launched the business, it is my time to move on
to new media projects of my own."
XM Canada recognizes Stephen for all of his work and pioneering efforts
as the company looks to the next phase of operations.
John Bitove will continue his operational leadership as CEO of Canadian
Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
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.
With 120 channels, XM Canada offers listeners the most 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., the leading satellite radio provider in the U.S. with more than
8 million subscribers. XM is offered on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and on Rogers
Communications wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada is the
exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and pre-installed
radios are available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles. 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 www.xmradio.ca
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
For further information:
For further information: For investor information, please contact: (416)
408-6899, firstname.lastname@example.org; For media information, please
contact: Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666, XMradio@wilcoxgroup.com