SiriusXM Canada dedicates April to celebrating great Canadian comedic talent, Phil Hartman, with special programming on its 24/7 comedy channel, Laugh Attack
TORONTO, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, is dedicating the month of April to famous Canadian comedian, Phil Hartman. Working with notable comedians including Steve-O, Debra DiGiovanni, Fraser Young and others, as well as Phil Hartman's estate, SiriusXM will celebrate his comedy and influence.
Throughout the month of April, SiriusXM subscribers can tune in to Laugh Attack (XM channel 160) to hear Phil-inspired programming including testimonials from his colleagues, family and media personalities on what made Phil a comedic influence. His entire album will also air at the end of the month. These programming specials and April theme were developed alongside a bid to nominate Phil into Canada's Walk-of-Fame.
"Phil was one of the great comedy legends of our time and should be recognized on Canada's Walk of Fame," said John Lewis, Vice President, Programming and Operations at SiriusXM Canada. "SiriusXM is honouring his memory through the month of April and is encouraging Canadians to do the same by spreading the word and by nominating Phil for a star on Canada's Walk of Fame."
"My family and I are pleased to see Phil's fans and SiriusXM Canada support the push to have Phil recognized as one of Canada's brightest comedic stars," said Paul Hartman, Phil's brother. "Phil's fans feel his star on Canada's Walk of Fame is long overdue and it's great to see so many Canadians jumping on board to bring attention to this."
HOW TO NOMINATE PHIL:
Step 1: Go to www.canadaswalkoffame.com
Step 2: Drag your cursor over the Nominate tab and then select "Submit a Nomination"
Step 3: Scroll down to the "Nominate Here" area and fill in Phil Hartman's name in the "Who Are You Nominating?" section. You must also provide your reason for nominating Phil in the box below.
*Please note that you will need a valid e-mail address for your nomination to count.
To help spread the word and get all of Canada on-board, SiriusXM is also encouraging Canadians to spread the message on Twitter using the #PhilHartmanWOF hashtag.
For more information on SiriusXM Canada, please visit www.siriusxm.ca.
About SiriusXM Canada
SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR) 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. Sirius XM programming is also available online at www.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.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 Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
For further information:
Maricel Dicion, NATIONAL Public Relations
Phone: 416-848-1446 | Email: [email protected]
Mike Calnek, SiriusXM Canada
Phone: 416-513-7459 | Email: [email protected]