XpressRC, first-ever satellite radio featuring full-color split-screen
display, 60-minute replay and song storage, will be music to
TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the nation's premier
satellite radio company, today unveiled an all-new radio that provides the
richest possible listening experience, allowing listeners to fully immerse
themselves in XM's impressive breadth of dynamic content. The XpressRC
features advanced browsing capability with a real-time programming guide
displaying multiple channel information, artist names and song titles. The
XpressRC will redefine the music lover's listening experience with a vibrant
full-color split-screen display, 60-minute pause and replay, and the ability
to save up to 10 favourite songs to listen to later.
The XpressRC features:
- A stunning customizable, color display that allows XM listeners to
view the content they want, including channel, artist name and song
title. The split-screen lets listeners view the current channel
information on the left side, while browsing to view what is playing
on up to three different channels on the right side. The split-screen
allows listeners to easily browse to discover what XM content is
playing on multiple favourite channels without having to change the
- A buffer that saves the last 60 minutes of programming so listeners
can easily replay what they just heard. XpressRC users can also pause
the XM programming they are listening to with the option to play that
programming as long as it is within the 60-minute timeframe and the
unit is not powered off. Never miss a beat, sports play or news item
- The ability to easily save up to 10 favourite songs for future
listening. The split-screen option enables listeners to see the artist
and song that is currently playing on the left side of the screen, and
view up to five other saved songs on the right side at the same time.
- Quick channel navigation with the option to pre-set up to 10 favourite
channels, or press number buttons to enter and move directly to the
desired channel. The new radio also features a remote control with
pause, replay and direct channel entry buttons. The radio display
automatically adjusts brightness from day to night while in the car
and includes a customizable stock and sports ticker. It also includes
a TuneSelect feature that alerts listeners whenever their favourite
songs, artists or sports teams are being played on another channel.
The XpressRC is compact and lightweight and can move easily from the car
to a second vehicle, the home and the office with additional accessories.
The XpressRC includes a new FrequencyFinder feature, which conveniently
scans and locates FM frequencies for listening to XM through your FM radio.
Manufactured by Delphi, the new XpressRC radio will be available
beginning fall 2007.
The XpressRC joins a family of Xpress plug-and-play radio products,
including: the entry-level XpressEZ, mid-tier Xpress, and the XpressR
split-screen radio with 30-minute pause and replay.
To learn more about the XpressRC, view photos or pre-order a unit, visit
our website at www.xmradio.ca/xpressrc.
Today, discovering new XM content just got easier. With 120 channels to
find what turns you on, there's always something surprising just a channel
away: a new song, an old favourite, a story, breaking news or a big game.
About XM Canada
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) through its subsidiary, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. XM is
Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the
best satellite coverage in the country and offering a unique lineup of premier
Canadian and international content.
With 120 channels, XM Canada offers listeners the most channels of unique
and exclusive programming including the most NHL(TM) games, PGA TOUR(TM) and
Major League Baseball(TM) coverage, the deepest play list, and news, talk,
sports, entertainment and children's programming. After this season, XM will
become the exclusive provider of NHL games on satellite radio. 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 115 different models of vehicles for
model year 2007.
XM has an exclusive Canadian license from U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio
Inc., the leading satellite radio provider in the U.S. with more than
8 million subscribers. XM is offered on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and on Rogers
Communications wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada is the
exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and pre-installed
radios are available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles. A live
stream of selected XM Canada channels is available via a three-day
complimentary trial of XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.ca. To
subscribe to XM Canada online or for more information about XM Canada's
programming lineup and radio choice, visit www.xmradio.ca.
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
For further information:
For further information: XM Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,