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SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Feature Live Coverage of Funeral for Pope John Paul II

  • SIRIUS to Provide Most Extensive Coverage With 10 Channels of Programming
  • The EWTN Global Catholic Network to Provide 24-Hour Coverage of Election of New Pope

NEW YORK - April 7, 2005 - SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will carry the most expansive coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II on Friday, April 8, and will feature complete 24-hour coverage of the Papal election process on The EWTN Global Catholic Network (channel 160-English, channel 180-Spanish) until a new Pope is elected. World Radio Network (channel 115) will also broadcast Vatican Radio updates weekdays at 8 pm ET.

SIRIUS subscribers will be able to listen to live coverage of Friday's funeral and burial beginning at 4:00 am ET over multiple channels including:

  • The EWTN Global Catholic Network (channel 160 in English), which will also rebroadcast the funeral mass at 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm ET.
  • The EWTN Global Catholic Network (channel 180 in Spanish) will have the same live coverage as its English channel.
  • NPR (channel 106).
  • SIRIUS Left (channel 143), ABC Radio News coverage.
  • SIRIUS Right (channel 142), Fox News Radio coverage.
  • The FOX News Channel (channel 105).
  • The BBC World Service News (channel 114).
  • C-SPAN Radio (channel 113).
  • CNN (channel 104).
  • World Radio Network (channel 115) Vatican Radio.

"SIRIUS is proud to provide our subscribers with so many choices in coverage of this event in history." said Jay Clark, Executive Vice President of Programming for SIRIUS. "This is an example of our commitment to offering maximum flexibility for our listeners."


SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.

SIRIUS radios for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Delphi, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Office Depot, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers and truck stops nationwide.

SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, JeepĀ®, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at 53 major locations around the country.

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Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.

Media Contact:
Liz Berger