LAS VEGAS, Jan 05, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is introducing a new satellite radio receiver designed to interface with multiple radios, audio systems and home theater systems.
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The new SiriusConnect(TM) Home tuner makes it possible to easily add SIRIUS' service to SIRIUS-ready home systems manufactured by companies such as Eton, and Thomson, under the RCA and GE brands, as well as other brands to be announced.
"We have frequently said that we want to make our unique and compelling programming available over as many products as we can," said Bob Law, Senior Vice President and General Manager Consumer Electronics Division for SIRIUS. "This compact product makes it very easy to get SIRIUS and is a low-cost way of integrating our service over multiple home product lines now, and in the future."
Measuring only 4 by 3 inches, the compact unit can sit flat or be wall mounted for flexible installation options, and provides a one-cable connection to a SIRIUS-ready home receiver or system. The unit also has RCA analog and optical digital outputs for hi-fidelity audio. SIRIUS is also providing an optional wireless display controller that permits SIRIUS connectivity with a non-SIRIUS-ready receiver.
The SiriusConnect(TM) Home tuner kit includes everything for easy home installation, including the SiriusConnect receiver, indoor/outdoor antenna with 21 foot cable, 8-pin mini DIN connector cable and an AC power adapter for an MSRP of $49.99.
The SiriusConnect(TM) Home tuner will be distributed by Directed Electronics.
SIRIUS delivers more than 125 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 68 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 is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NBA and NHL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA 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, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
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.
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