XM Satellite Radio now available in 2008 versions of new Accord and
TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the nation's premier
provider of satellite radio, today announced that Honda Canada Inc., one of
the world's most successful automotive brands, will begin factory installation
of XM Satellite Radios in its 2008 model year Honda vehicles.
XM Satellite Radio will be standard in the all-new 2008 Honda Accord and
the redesigned 2008 Odyssey with leather trims.
"XM is proving to be a popular feature with our customers," said Jim
Miller, Executive Vice President of Honda Canada Inc. "This growing popularity
has made expansion to a broader range of models within the Honda and Acura
lineups the next logical step."
Honda will also be expanding the factory installation of XM Satellite
Radio within its Acura line for the 2008 model year. The Acura RDX and the
Acura CSX vehicles equipped with a navigation system will join the Acura MDX
and Acura TL with XM Satellite Radio offered as standard equipment.
"The increasing availability of XM Satellite Radio across the Honda and
Acura lineups speaks to the stand-out reputation of XM programming with
Canadian car buyers," said Stewart Lyons, Executive Vice President of XM
Canada. "XM complements the exceptional driving experience Honda and Acura
owners have come to expect."
Every Honda and Acura vehicle with factory-installed XM Satellite Radio
also comes standard with a three-month complimentary subscription to XM's
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 Canada 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 media information, please contact: XM
Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666, XMradio@wilcoxgroup.com