Sirius Satellite Radio's Programming Receives Top Honors From Three Major Magazines
SIRIUS Recognized by Men's Fitness, New York and Cargo as Having the Best Programming in Satellite Radio
NEW YORK - April 15, 2005 - SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has been selected as having the best programming in satellite radio by three top-tier publications: Men's Fitness, New York and Cargo.
In the May issue of Men's Fitness, SIRIUS was selected as the overall winner in a head-to-head competition and proclaimed "the shining star" in satellite radio. SIRIUS was also named the leader in four key categories including hardware selection, exclusive sports coverage, big-name talent and programming. For the programming category in satellite radio, Men's Fitness proclaimed, "SIRIUS is the hands-down winner, with a better mix of music, talk, and sports."
In an article in New York's April 11 issue entitled, "The Well-Wired Home," the magazine advised, "Most of you will want to choose SIRIUS...the programming is superior."
"SIRIUS is dedicated to delivering the best programming in satellite radio, and the recent reviews by these highly respected magazines are very gratifying," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. "We believe that creative and innovative programming is what sets SIRIUS apart from the competition, and we will continue to bring the best music, news, information, sports, talk and entertainment to our growing number of listeners across the country."
In addition, Cargo Magazine compared the satellite radio providers in its May issue and gave SIRIUS an "A" for content in its report card of satellite services - the only "A" given in the "Final Grades." Cargo wrote, "Music lovers will appreciate the huge diversity on the dial. Extra credit for signing high-profile contracts with the NFL, Eminem, and Howard Stern, thus ensuring that fans will have exactly what they're looking for."
SIRIUS radios for the car and home are available at electronics and general merchandise stores around the country. For more information, go to www.sirius.com.
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, Jeep®, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at 53 major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.
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.
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