CES, LAS VEGAS, NV -- January 8, 2003 --SIRIUS (NASDAQ: SIRI), the only satellite radio service delivering uncompromised coast-to-coast music and entertainment for your car and home, announced today it will broadcast two new streams dedicated exclusively for right and left wing political programming. The new programming is scheduled to debut on February 3rd, and will be dubbed "SIRIUS Right" (stream #144) and "SIRIUS Left" (stream #145).
SIRIUS Right will focus on conservative leaning issues with debate and perspective offered from a hard-hitting lineup led by such prominent voices as Oliver North and Bob Dornan. SIRIUS listeners can tune in for strong opinions on national and international issues from well known names and up and comers on shows including Common Sense Radio with Oliver North, Dateline Washington, anchored by Greg Corombos, and The Jason Jarvis Show.
On the other end of the political spectrum, SIRIUS Left launches its new talk lineup reflecting all degrees of liberal ideology. With a focus on progressive issues and commentary, SIRIUS Left provides listeners with opinions, analysis, and perspective, including commentary on political and social issues from personalities such as Peter Werbe, Ernie Brown, Mike Malloy, consumer advocate Davide Horowitz, and SIRIUS' own John McMullen. Listeners can tune in to hear the John McMullen Show, Battle Line with Alan Nathan, and FIGHT BACK with David Horowitz.
"One of the exciting things about creating new content for SIRIUS is being able to offer listeners their choice of diverse programming that covers many different viewpoints," said Larry Rebich, Vice President, Programming & Market Development. "We offer both ends of the spectrum of alternative talk and progressive talk programming. So, if you have a more conservative viewpoint, you can listen to SIRIUS Right all day long, but listeners also have the chance to hear another point of view by tuning over to SIRIUS Left."
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners 100 streams of the best music and entertainment coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 60 music streams with no commercials, along with 40 world-class sports, news, and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95. Stream Designers create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre to our listeners 24 hours a day. Satellite radio products bringing SIRIUS to listeners in the car, truck, home, RV, and boat are manufactured by Kenwood, Panasonic, Clarion, Audiovox, and Jensen, and are available at major retailers including Circuit City, Best Buy, Sears, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics, and Crutchfield. SIRIUS is the leading OEM satellite radio provider, with exclusive partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and BMW. Automotive companies that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS radios in select new car models include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Aston Martin, Nissan, Infiniti, BMW, MINI, Audi, and Volkswagen.
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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 Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-101317) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2002. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our results of operations are: our need for substantial additional financing in the first half of this year; 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.