TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. ("CSR")
(TSX:XSR), operator of XM Canada, today announced the appointment of Janet
Gillespie as the company's new vice president of marketing.
"We are delighted to have someone with Janet's background and experience
join XM Canada at a time when the company is poised to make a significant mark
in the Canadian satellite radio industry," said Michael Moskowitz, president
and chief executive officer of XM Canada. "Janet will play an integral role in
strengthening our marketing and will be a valuable member of our executive
Janet has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales from a
variety of leading technology and communications firms, including the past
eight years at Palm Canada Inc. Janet began her career at Palm(TM) as director
of marketing where she led the marketing efforts for Palm(TM) handheld
computers and smartphones, including the successful positioning and launch of
the Treo(TM) smartphone product family. Most recently, Janet was responsible
for wireless carrier business development where she held overall sales and
account management responsibility for Treo(TM) smartphones to Canada's leading
wireless carriers, including Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and Telus
Prior to Palm, Janet held account management and marketing positions at
several leading global technology firms, where she built her management
experience in strategic communications and public relations, channel
marketing, as well as building advertising and direct marketing strategies.
XM Canada also announced today that Donald McKenzie will depart his
position as XM Canada's senior vice president of sales & marketing on
January 11, 2008.
"I would like to thank Donald for his contributions over the past year
and a half as we moved forward to the next stage of development as Canada's
premium digital audio entertainment and information company," said Moskowitz.
"We wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
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
playlist, 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
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
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