XM Canada invites Canadians to plug and play

TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading satellite radio company, today announced the launch of two revolutionary radios: the OnyX and Xpress RCi. Both products simplify how consumers tune in to their favourite XM channels in their cars and feature easy do-it-yourself installation via the new XM PowerConnect.

The OnyX and Xpress RCi provide listeners quick access to all of XM Canada's 130 channels, including sports, commercial-free music, news, talk, comedy, entertainment and more.

"Both the OnyX and Xpress RCi offer the simplest solution to enjoying all of your favourite XM content in your car," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President of XM Canada. "The revolutionary XM PowerConnect technology allows for easy plug and play installation that is straightforward, trouble-free and lets consumers personalize their listening experience without any hassles."

The OnyX, the only high-quality colour unit in the market for under $100, is available in stores as of November 10th for $99.99 and includes the following features:

    -   Simple plug and play installation using either the new PowerConnect
        FM transmitter or Aux In Cable to receive audio through your car's
        stereo system
    -   Large colour display screen also lets you view song, artist and
        channel information bright and clearly
    -   Customizable trim and colour display that lets you choose the colour
        theme to match your mood or car
    -   Fast access to up to 10 of your favourite channels using the channel
        save feature
    -   Enhanced real-time channel guide that lets you browse what programs,
        artists and songs are playing on other channels without having to
        interrupt your current channel of choice
    -   Home kits to further expand your experience with your home stereo

    The Xpress RCi, which will be available in stores on November 15th at a
retail price of $149.99, features:

    -   Plug and play installation using either the new PowerConnect FM
        transmitter or Aux In Cable to receive audio through your car's
        stereo system
    -   Large full colour split screen display - the industry's only colour
        split screen that enables the user to see what is playing on four
        channels, all at the same time
    -   Pause and replay function that allows you to pause, rewind and replay
        up to 60 minutes of live radio
    -   The ability to save up to 10 songs so you can enjoy them again later
    -   TuneSelect and GameSelect features that alerts you when your
        favourite song, artist or team is playing so you never miss a beat or
    -   A stock ticker to track the price and daily movement of your
    -   Home kits to further expand your experience with your home stereo

Available just in time for the holidays, both the OnyX and Xpress RCi allow XM users to get the most out of their XM subscription on the road and in the comfort of their car. For more information, please visit www.xmradio.ca.

About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free seven-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.

XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide.

XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.

To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.


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