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, today announced plans to broadcast daily live music performances to listeners nationwide. Debuting on February 3rd, SIRIUS Sessions will feature performances recorded live in SIRIUS' world-class national broadcast studios in New York City. The hour-long, commercial-free feature will be broadcast weekdays on SIRIUS Sessions, stream #100, from 5 to 6 PM EST.
Listeners will be able to tune into Sessions from artists in every genre, ranging from rock to hip-hop, metal to country, alternative rock to jam bands. From up-and-coming unsigned bands, to the top stars in music past and present, Sessions will feature uncut, uninterrupted live performances exclusively for SIRIUS subscribers coast to coast.
Live performances at Sirius have already included artists as diverse as Shaggy, Pam Tillis, Susan Tedeschi, Joan Osborne, BBmak, Marianne Faithfull, Lisa Loeb, The Nappy Roots, Jesse Colin Young, Ash, Feel, Todd Thibaud, and Campfire Girls.
In addition to new live performances soon to be heard on SIRIUS Sessions, SIRIUS broadcasts a specialty showcase of music genres now heard on The Galaxy #100. Listeners are treated to musical territory rarely or never available anywhere else. Recent programming has included everything from cocktail jazz and swing to Americana, holiday Music, and Bluesiana (Cajun and Zydeco music).
Listeners can check out www.SIRIUS.com for updates on the SIRIUS Sessions performance schedule.
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.
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 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.