October 19, 2005

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Debuts New Plug & Play Units under $50 for the Holiday Season; SIRIUS One and XACT Visor Available Now for Only $49.99 Each

NEW YORK, Oct 19, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 'Tis the season to get SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI). The premium satellite radio provider is now offering two compact and user-friendly units for holiday shoppers on a budget. For just $49.99, the SIRIUS One and XACT Visor Plug & Play units are the easiest and least expensive way for consumers to access SIRIUS content in their car this holiday season. The SIRIUS One and XACT Visor are available now at retail.

The SIRIUS One, at 2.8 by 4.5 inches and 0.8 inches thick, weighs just 5 ounces. The small, sleek design and reversible display allow the SIRIUS One to be placed on the visor, dash or console. SIRIUS One has been specially developed for quick and easy vehicle installation and comes complete with four mounting options: sun visor, windshield, dash board or instrument panel. The SIRIUS One, which has 30 channel presets, includes a remote control and low profile antenna.

Similar to the SIRIUS One, the XACT Visor has a compact design that allows it to be easily installed in the car by using one of the four mounting options. This sleek radio provides easy-to-read, one-line display and a rotary control knob for channel changing. The XACT Visor, which has 36 channel presets, also includes a remote control and low profile antenna.

"The SIRIUS One and XACT Visor offer easy and inexpensive ways to access SIRIUS' superior programming," said Bob Law, SIRIUS' Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Electronics Division. "With great features and compact size, these units will be among the hottest gift items this holiday season."

Consumers who want to make the switch to SIRIUS Satellite Radio before Howard Stern comes on board in January 2006 can put the inexpensive SIRIUS One or the XACT Visor on their holiday gift lists guilt-free. In addition to Howard Stern, SIRIUS Satellite Radio's top-tier programming includes Martha Stewart Living Radio; Eminem's Shady 45; Elvis Radio; Faction, with exclusive shows from Tony Hawk, Bam Margera and Kelly Slater; and NFL Radio. SIRIUS has more than 120 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk and entertainment in digital-quality sound for a low monthly subscription of $12.95.


SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive 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, NHL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are distributed by Alpine, Audiovox, Brix Group, Clarion, Delphi, Directed Electronics, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Magnadyne, Monster Cable, Pioneer, Russound, Tivoli 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, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers, truck stops and travel centers nationwide.

SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at 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.


SOURCE: SIRIUS Satellite Radio

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