SIRIUS Canada Launches Satellite Radio App for BlackBerry

    -   Free SIRIUS App for BlackBerry(R) smartphones delivers more than 100
        sports, talk, entertainment, comedy and commercial-free music
        channels to BlackBerry's popular Storm(TM), Bold(TM), Tour(TM) and
        Curve(TM) devices

    -   Free 14-day SIRIUS trial available to all users of the SIRIUS App for

    -   Available at

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced the launch of its official satellite radio app for BlackBerry users in Canada.

The SIRIUS App, available for free at will allow SIRIUS Canada subscribers with a compatible BlackBerry device to stream more than 100 channels of SIRIUS Satellite Radio's leading news, sports, entertainment and commercial-free music content over cellular and WiFi networks. Blackberry users who are not yet SIRIUS subscribers will be able to sign up for a free 14-day trial.

"We're excited to launch our BlackBerry listening app for SIRIUS subscribers in Canada," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "Our mobile listening apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and now for BlackBerry smartphones give subscribers more choice of how they want to access SIRIUS' unmatched sports, news, entertainment and commercial-free music content. This is also an excellent opportunity for BlackBerry users in Canada to sample SIRIUS programming with a 14-day trial."

SIRIUS Canada's new BlackBerry App follows the successful launch of its streaming app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The SIRIUS App was the number one free app on Apple's iTunes Store four days after launch.

At launch, the free App will be available on the following BlackBerry models:

    -   Storm(TM) 9530
    -   Storm2(TM) 9550
    -   Bold(TM) 9000
    -   Bold(TM) 9700
    -   Tour(TM) 9630
    -   Curve(TM) 8900
    -   Curve(TM) 8520
    -   Curve(TM) 8530

Free 14-Day SIRIUS Trial

BlackBerry 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.

The SIRIUS BlackBerry app can be downloaded at

About SIRIUS Canada

SIRIUS is Canada's leading audio entertainment company 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.


For further information: For further information: Contact for SIRIUS Canada: Jeff Roman, (416) 513-7434,

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