October 1st launch represents a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite
and online listening service offering a suite of new features to
enhance listener experience
New Internet Radio Apps for Apple iOS and Android offer more content and
enhanced personalization extending SiriusXM entertainment offering
beyond the home or vehicle
New SiriusXM Internet Radio service offers On Demand functionality,
giving subscribers access to more than 200 shows
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Sirius XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today
announced the launch of a major upgrade and evolution of its satellite
and Internet delivered service that will enhance and extend
subscribers' entertainment experience. The new service will be
available beginning October 1, 2012.
Included in the launch is a full suite of updated SiriusXM Internet
Radio and mobile listening apps that offer access to additional content
and greater personalization.
The updated SiriusXM Internet Radio online player and apps feature a new
design that gives customers access to album art and artist biographies,
adding information and depth to the SiriusXM music experience and
enhancing the visual appearance on smartphones and tablets. To offer
listeners further personalization of their audio entertainment
experience, SiriusXM has introduced On Demand functionality as part of
its new Internet Radio service. SiriusXM On Demand offers access to
more than 200 shows, including exclusive talk and entertainment,
comedy, sports and commercial-free music. Technical updates in the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App also include improved audio quality and
performance on cellular networks.
Future SiriusXM products, including the soon-to-be available Lynx radio,
will leverage SiriusXM Internet Radio and new hardware functionality to
offer subscribers PVR-like features and On Demand service. The new
products give more control over how subscribers listen to satellite
radio and offer a new way to enjoy SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi
New and Enhanced Listening Apps
Key features of the SiriusXM Internet Radio App update for Apple iOS,
and Android smartphones and tablets:
Start Now feature allows subscribers to go back up to five hours to
select and listen to previously broadcast programming on many channels,
allowing them to hear SiriusXM content on their own schedules.
Tune Start™ automatically starts the currently playing song from the
beginning so listeners will hear the whole song when tuning to any
Listeners can now pause live radio and pick up where they left off.
Listeners can now replay a song or segment with a single click, or skip
forward to hear what's playing next.
Show Finder™ is an easy-to-use electronic programming guide offering a
complete list of what's on over the next seven days by channel, with
the ability to set reminder alerts when favourite shows are broadcast.
Listeners can now organize their favourite shows on one easy-to-access
SiriusXM On Demand
Recent Shows: Access to more than 200 shows from exclusive talk and
entertainment, commercial-free music, comedy, and sports.
Selections from The Vaults: For the first time, SiriusXM is curating and
making selections from its vast audio archives - spanning many years of
exclusive shows, specials and series—accessible to listeners.
Updated content: SiriusXM's On Demand offerings will be updated daily
with great selections from its audio entertainment catalog, and the
available catalog will be expanded on a regular basis.
Featured Content: Regularly updated "Featured" section allows
subscribers to discover more content, including timely interviews,
brand new shows, "pop-up" channels, and seasonal series.
Easy Navigation: Using a mouse or finger, listeners can scan what's
playing or easily find a specific point on many shows.
Pricing for SiriusXM Internet Radio is $4.00 a month with a satellite
Beginning October 1, the SiriusXM Internet Radio App will be available
for free on Android and can be accessed through www.siriusxm.ca. It will soon be available on the Apple iOS platform.
More information about the new enhanced services along with access to a
free 14-day trial is available online at www.siriusxm.ca.
About SiriusXM Canada
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM
Canada. SiriusXM Canada is the country's leading audio entertainment
company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring
premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music.
SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized
news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports
leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including
pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats,
smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for
homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its
radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations
nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
Certain statements included above may be forward-looking in nature. Such
statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology
such as "expects," "may," "will," "should," "intend," "plan," or
"anticipates" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by
discussions of strategy. Forward-looking statements include estimates,
plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, targets,
guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact, including
with respect to future operating performance and merger benefits and
costs synergies. Although SiriusXM Canada believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are
reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove
to have been correct. SiriusXM Canada's forward-looking statements are
expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
SiriusXM Canada makes no commitment to revise or update any
forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances
after the date any such statement is made, except as required by
applicable law. Additional information identifying risks and
uncertainties is contained in Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s
filings with the Canadian securities regulators, available at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
For further information:
Morlan Reddock, SiriusXM Canada
Kristen Dickson, TMX Equicom
416-815-0700 ext 273
Maricel Dicion, NATIONAL Public Relations
416-848-1446 or 416-882-1192