XM AND PROBRAND Launch New Complete Aftermarket Marine Solution for Satellite Radio

ProTechT Allows XM Subscribers to Enjoy and Protect XM Radio on Their Boat


WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2008 – XM (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio, today announced a new complete marine aftermarket solution for satellite radio, available by early August 2008. The ProTechT Water-Resistant Marine Housing Kit by ProBrand can be installed on an XM subscriber’s boat making it possible to easily enjoy and protect the same XM radio used in the home, office or car on the boat — all with one affordable subscription.

The ProTechT Marine Kit will be on display this week at the Marine Aftermarket Accessory Tradeshow (MAATS) in the ProBrand/ XM booth (# 1326) in Las Vegas, Nev.

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The ProTechT XM Marine Kit is the first complete water-resistant aftermarket marine solution for plug-and-play or portable XM2go radios that protect your XM receiver from damaging water, salt water, salt fog, ultraviolet rays and dust. Compatible XM radios are the XpressRC, XpressR, Xpress, XpressEZ and RoadyXT XM plug-and-play radios, and (with an adapter sold separately) the portable Pioneer Inno and Samsung Helix XM2go® radios.

The ProTechT lets you operate your plug-and-play XM radio or portable XM2go with an included waterproof, floating remote control that works with your radio when docked inside the housing. The XM radio’s full display remains visible through the front window allowing you to see the channel, artist and song title information.

“The ProTechT XM Marine Kit now makes it possible to play your XM radio where you play,” said Dan Murphy, executive vice president, retail marketing distribution, XM Satellite Radio. “ProTechT allows XM radio subscribers the flexibility to bring more than 170 channels of entertainment to the boat, with the confidence that the water-resistant housing will safeguard their XM radio investment.”

“ProBrand is excited to bring to market the first of our ProTechT line of products. We are very proud to have developed and pleased to be partnering with XM in introducing products to help address the needs of a market segment that will benefit so richly from an exciting content provider such as XM,” said Eric Shin, Director of Retail Business Development, ProBrand.

The ProTechT Marine Kit includes:

  • A water-resistant marine housing that docks and protects your plug-and-play or portable XM radio from damaging water, salt water, salt fog, UV rays, and dust
  • A heavy-duty, adjustable mounting bracket that secures the housing and stainless steel mounting hardware
  • A compact, all-weather XM marine antenna, with a 25’ cable that allows for placement flexibility (as well as multiple mounting options)
  • A water-proof, floating remote control (two AAA batteries included) that operates the XM radio while inside the housing
  • A 3.5mm audio cable that allows you to connect your XM radio directly to your boat’s stereo system via an audio/auxiliary input port (if equipped). Users can also use the included FM Direct adapter to listen to XM through the boat’s FM radio.

The ProTechT will be available by early August 2008 for a suggested retail price of $179.99.

For more information or to purchase, visit: http://www.xmradio.com/marinekit .

About XM
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9.3 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, the exclusive home on the Internet for XM’s commercial-free music channels; as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM’s Web site or the Apple’s iTunes Store; and as streams of commercial-free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.

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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2-28-08. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. All programming subject to change.