- Official satellite radio app lets SIRIUS subscribers stream news,
sports, entertainment and commercial-free music to their iPhone and
iPod touch devices
- Free 14-day SIRIUS trial available to all Canadian iPhone and iPod
- Available at www.sirius.ca/oniPhone
TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading satellite radio company, today announced the launch of the first official satellite radio app for iPhone and iPod touch users in Canada.
The SIRIUS App, available for free from Apple's App Store, will allow subscribers with an iPhone or iPod touch to access SIRIUS Satellite Radio's unmatched news, sports, entertainment and commercial-free music content on their device.
"We're excited to launch the first official satellite radio app in Canada and give SIRIUS subscribers a new way to enjoy SIRIUS' unbeatable content on their iPhone and iPod touch," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "With the iPhone available from multiple carriers in Canada, this is a great opportunity for device users who are not yet subscribers to sample the incredible range of sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music programming available on SIRIUS."
The SIRIUS App can be downloaded from Apple's App Store for iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.ca/appstore and www.sirius.ca/oniPhone
Free 14-Day SIRIUS Trial
iPhone and iPod Touch users in Canada who are not yet SIRIUS subscribers can sign up for a free 14-day trial of the service. Following the trial, users will be given the option to become a SIRIUS subscriber.
News, Sports and Entertainment Programming
Canadian users of the iPhone and iPod touch with a SIRIUS subscription now have access to exclusive sports and entertainment programming from SIRIUS Satellite Radio including SIRIUS Stars featuring Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie Radio, Hockey Night in Canada Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, ESPN Radio, Hardcore Sports, The Foxxhole comedy channel presented by Jamie Foxx, BBC World News, Blue Collar Comedy Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio, CNN and Fox News Talk.
100% Commercial Free Music
SIRIUS subscribers can also listen to 100% commercial-free music featuring programming from SIRIUS' satellite radio service such as Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, and 24/7 music channels such as Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, "Little Steven" Van Zandt's Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, B.B. King's Bluesville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Place, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra and Metropolitan Opera. The SIRIUS App also features music programming from CBC Radio 3, Bande a Part, Iceberg 85, Faction and many other SIRIUS channels.
The U.S. satellite radio app was downloaded over 1 Million times in the first 2 weeks of its availability.
Some select programming including NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, and Howard Stern, is not available on the iPhone and iPod touch. Subscribers will continue to be able to access that programming on the platforms where they are currently offered.
The SIRIUS App also allows users to:
- Purchase a song heard on SIRIUS while it is being played or "Tag"
favourite songs for later purchase from the iTunes Store.
- See the current channel plus what is playing on all other available
channels via the "Lookaround" function.
- Quickly surf through SIRIUS programming on the fly with the flick of
a finger using the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone
and iPod touch.
About SIRIUS Canada
SIRIUS is Canada's number one choice for satellite radio with 120 full-time channels broadcast from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. SIRIUS offers 100% commercial-free music plus premium sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from North America's most recognizable and respected personalities and brands. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from four high-orbit satellites.
SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL, NASCAR and NLL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL, NFL and NLL. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races as well as Barclays English Premier League and UEFA Champions League soccer.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 3,500 retail locations, including Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Centre Hi-Fi, Costco, Dumoulin, Future Shop, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Staples, The Source, Visions, Wal-Mart and 2001 Audio Video. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99.
SIRIUS Canada's automotive partners include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Pana-Pacific, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). SIRIUS automotive partners make up nearly 60 per cent of light vehicle sales in Canada.
SOURCE SIRIUS CANADA
For further information: For further information: Contact for SIRIUS Canada: Jeff Roman, (416) 513-7434, email@example.com