New channels include ESPNEWS, ESPN Radio, Radio Disney and more
TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier
provider of satellite radio, today announced it will increase its channel
offering to provide listeners with the most choice and the greatest variety in
"We are thrilled to offer our subscribers even more of the best
programming in satellite radio," said Stewart Lyons, executive vice president
of XM Canada. "It is through our strong commitment to entertain our listeners
that we lead the Canadian market with the most channels and the most selection
including 70 commercial-free music channels - simply put, we offer the most
selection hands down."
In addition to the ATN-Asian Radio channel announced on September 18, XM
Canada subscribers will receive more of the best in commercial-free music,
compelling talk, comedy, entertainment and exciting sports. Starting today,
new channel additions will include up-to-the-minute information by the leading
sports provider, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio, and Radio Disney, a magical music
channel tailor made for kids and tweens. XM Canada's college sports
programming will also be strengthened as football and basketball games from
the PAC 10 and BIG 12 conferences are added to the current coverage of the ACC
and SEC conferences.
"Our enhanced sports lineup further solidifies XM Canada's position as
the leader in sports programming," said Lyons. "Not only do we have an
exclusive agreement to broadcast every team and every game for the next eight
NHL seasons, but we also cover MLB, PGA Golf, IndyCar Racing and much more."
The new channel additions available today include:
- Radio Disney - music and entertainment for children
- ESPN Radio - sports news and play-by-play coverage delivered with
energy and enthusiasm
- ESPNEWS - your source for up-to-the-minute coverage of everything in
the world of sports, straight from ESPN, the definitive 24-hour sports
- IndyCar Series Racing - tune in to live race coverage, pre-race
programming and IndyCar Series updates
- PAC 10 - your college sports connection to full play-by-play coverage
of PAC-10 football and men's and women's basketball
- Big 12 - your station for everything Big 12; from men's and women's
basketball games and tournaments, to full coverage of every Texas
Longhorn football game and in-conference Oklahoma State football game
plus much more
- ATN-Asian Radio - the South Asian community's connection to the latest
in news, sports, and entertainment delivered in English with
programming in Punjabi, Hindi, and other South Asian languages
Visit XM Canada's website at www.xmradio.ca for complete programming
details on our channel lineup.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information
company with the best signal coverage across the country.
XM Canada offers listeners the most unique Canadian and international
programming including exclusive satellite radio coverage of EVERY NHL(TM)
GAME, as well as PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League Baseball(TM), the deepest play
list, and news, talk, sports, entertainment and children's content. 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 150 different vehicles for
model year 2008.
XM Satellite Radio Inc. is the number one satellite radio company in
North America with more than 8 million subscribers. In Canada, XM is offered
on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and Rogers Communications wireless, cable and
Internet platforms and is also the exclusive music channel provider on Air
Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
A free three-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at
http://listen.xmradio.ca. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and
subscription information. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc.
(TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
For further information:
For further information: XM Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,