XM Radio/DIRECTV Press Release
XM SATELLITE RADIO CHANNELS NOW AVAILABLE ON DIRECTV
Washington D.C., November 15, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, is now available on DIRECTV, the nation's leading digital multichannel television service provider. Beginning today, 72 channels of XM's critically-acclaimed music, children's programming and talk radio content are available via DIRECTV, nearly doubling DIRECTV's current audio programming lineup at no additional cost. In addition to XM music channels and children's programming, DIRECTV is offering XM's Major League Baseball "Home Plate" talk radio channel and XM's High Voltage channel, featuring talk radio stars Opie and Anthony.
Customers subscribing to the DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE® programming package will have access to 50 XM Satellite Radio music channels. Customers subscribing to the DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE® Plus programming package and above will have access to more than 65 channels. DIRECTV PARA TODOS® customers will also have access to the same XM channels, as well as five additional Latin music channels.
About XM Satellite Radio:
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.