XM Canada Launches XM SkyDock(TM) for iPod touch and iPhone users

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading provider of audio entertainment and information services, today introduced the XM SkyDock, designed for easy use through a vehicle's existing audio system. The XM SkyDock has a built-in XM tuner controlled by a free App that users download from the App Store on their iPod touch and iPhone or at www.itunes.ca/appstore/. The app allows control of the XM tuner using the Multi-Touch user interface on the iPod touch or iPhone. The XM SkyDock will also charge your iPod touch and iPhone while listening to live satellite radio.

"Our programming has always been the key selling point and we are now making it easier for users to listen to XM Canada, wherever they are," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President of XM Canada. "The new XM SkyDock, combined with the XM app, give iPod touch and iPhone users access to their favourite programming in the car. Get out of the car, and with our recently launched XM online+ service, you don't miss a beat. And if you're only going to listen to XM on your mobile, then we have a stand-alone service package for you."

XM SkyDock comes with XM's PowerConnect technology, which simplifies Do-It-Yourself vehicle installation, working through the existing vehicle radio and making it easy to move from vehicle to vehicle. Providing listeners access to all their favourite sports, commercial-free music, news, talk and comedy, including NHL Home Ice, MLB Home Plate, The Virus with Opie and Anthony, the Foxxhole produced by Jamie Foxx, Oprah Radio, Cosmo Radio, CNN, Fox and much more.

Features of the XM SkyDock include:

    
    -  revolutionary XM PowerConnect(TM) technology which simplifies do-it-
       yourself vehicle installation, working through the existing vehicle
       radio and making it easy to move from car to car
    -  flexible stalk to optimize the iPod touch or iPhone placement in the
       vehicle
    -  accessories that include a Magnetic Mount Antenna and spacers to
       accommodate the various iPod touch and iPhone product generations
    -  compatible with the first and second generation iPod touch, iPhone,
       iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. All models require iPhone OS 3.0 or later
    

The XM SkyDock will be sold at Future Shop and Best Buy across Canada and online at XM Canada with an MSRP of $129. Customers will also be receiving 90 days of free XM service upon purchase.

Those interested in more information or test-driving XM online+ without making any commitment can sign up online at xmradio.ca/iPhone or go to xmradio.ca/skydock for an online demo.

About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free 14-day trial of XM Radio is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.

XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide.

XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.

To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.

SOURCE XM CANADA

For further information: For further information: Cohn & Wolfe: Lorena Cordoba, Nell Crichton, (416) 924-5700 Ext. 4089/4085, lorena.cordoba@cohnwolfe.ca, nell.crichton@cohnwolfe.ca


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890