NEW YORK - April 7, 2004M – Hockey fans across America can follow their favorite teams as they work their way through the Stanley Cup Playoffs on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the official sponsor of the NHL.
SIRIUS, known for delivering the very best in commercial-free music and premium sports programming to cars, homes and boats across the country, will begin its play-by-play coverage of the playoffs beginning tonight with four first-round games.
SIRIUS coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs will continue all the way through the Stanley Cup Finals. Hockey fans nationwide can access their favorite teams while in the car, at work or at home. They can also check on other games in progress with a flip of the dial. The real-time scores of all NHL contests are also shown on the SIRIUS radio displays.
Tonight, the Boston Bruins will rekindle an ages-old rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens at 7pm ET (stream 124), while at the same time the Nashville Predators will go up against the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings (stream 122). Later in the evening, the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks (stream 124) will square off in their Round One game while the Dallas Stars face off against the Colorado Avalanche (stream 143).
Tomorrow night, it’s the New York Islanders vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning (stream 124), Philadelphia vs. the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils (stream 110), the Ottawa Senators vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs (stream 111) and the St. Louis Blues vs. the San Jose Sharks (stream 143).
SIRIUS’ coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is provided to SIRIUS customers at no additional cost over the basic monthly subscription of $12.95 per month (an annual subscription lowers the monthly cost to about $10). This value-packed subscription also includes programming found only on SIRIUS, including play-by-play from the NBA and NFL, two channels of NPR, and BBC World Service News. SIRIUS radio systems that can be used in both the car and home are available for $149 at electronics retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City and other retailers across America.
SIRIUS provides listeners with over 110 channels of the best commercial-free music, sports, information and entertainment, with digital quality sound coast-to-coast, broadcast daily from New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Houston and Daytona. SIRIUS offers over 60, 100% commercial-free, music channels featuring multiple categories of Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Dance, Jazz, Classical and Latin music, along with more than 50 channels of world-class sports, news, talk entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95, with greater savings for upfront payments of multiple months or a year or more. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NHL, NBA and NFL.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood and Panasonic, and can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Car Toys, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Good Guys, Sears, Tweeter and Ultimate Electronics, along with RadioShack and DISH Network outlets in mid-2004.
SIRIUS’ exclusive automotive partners DaimlerChrysler, Ford and BMW represent over 40% of new cars and light trucks sold annually in the United States. Automotive brands currently offering SIRIUS radios in select new car models include BMW, MINI, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeepâ, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Audi, Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS radios in select models include Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover and Aston Martin. In 2004, SIRIUS radios are expected to be available in nearly 80 different car models, with over 50 of them factory programs. Also Hertz currently offers SIRIUS in 29 vehicle models at 53 major locations around the country. In addition, Penske Companies – Penske Auto Group, United Auto Group and Penske Trucking – are offering SIRIUS radios as a factory installed option, where available, in their cars and trucks through their dealerships.
Genmar Holdings, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational boats, Formula Boats and Winnebago, the leading supplier of recreational vehicles and motor homes, also offer SIRIUS.
Click on 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, 2003 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations are: our dependence upon third parties to manufacture, distribute, market and sell SIRIUS radios and components for those radios; the unproven market for our service; our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.