NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the launch of the Sportster 5, a new version of its popular Dock & Play radio, featuring a color display that subscribers can easily adjust to match car dash lights or mood, with user-selectable screen and backlight colors.
The Sportster 5 has a large, multicolor, easy-to-read 6-line display plus a rotary tuning knob. The selectable color feature allows the display screen to be adjusted to match the car dash lights, stereo display or the user's mood. Sportster 5 measures 4.5" x 2.5" x .6" and at just 3.7 ounces, it is the lightest Sportster yet.
With an MSRP of $169.99, the Sportster 5 is scheduled to be available in fall 2007.
"We made the latest version of our popular Dock & Play radio even better," said Bob Law, Senior Vice President & General Manager Consumer Electronics Division. "Sportster 5 is designed for maximum appeal combining a vivid color display with impressive array of features."
The Sportster 5, conveniently transportable between home and car, is easy to use and comes with a smaller universal dock for attractive installation. Optional universal accessory docking kits and audio systems conveniently allow for use in the home, boat and office. Features highlights include:
-- Large multi-color display: easy viewing and use -- Selectable colors: match your dash lights and mood -- SIRIUS Universal docking capability: add accessories to enjoy in your home, office or additional vehicles -- SIRIUS Replay(TM): pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live SIRIUS radio -- FM transmitter or stereo audio output to connect your vehicle's radio -- FM preset function: allows you to store the best FM frequencies in your area for optimum integration with your vehicle's radio -- 30 presets: enjoy fast access to your favorite channels -- S-Seek(TM) Alert: so you won't miss your favorite artists, songs and sports -- One-Touch Jump(TM) button: direct access to local traffic and weather, or your favorite channel -- Personalized sports ticker: real-time updates of your favorite sports -- Rotary tuning knob: surf channels on the fly -- Sports Alert(TM): track your favorite sports team and race driver -- Parental controls: easily lock and unlock channels -- Alarm clock w/snooze: wake up to your favorite channel -- Complete vehicle kit includes everything required for most installations, including radio, dock w/suction cup mount and vent mounts, remote control, vehicle power adapter, magnetic mount satellite antenna and FM extender antenna
SIRIUS' line-up of Dock & Play radios also includes Starmate 4 and Stratus 4, which both feature Universal Docking capability, push button navigation, direct entry tuning, parental controls to easily lock and unlock channels, and large buttons. Starmate 4, with its blue, easy-to-read, wide-screen display and 30 presets to enjoy fast access to your favorite channels, combines all of the exciting and easy-to-use features of SIRIUS' Dock & Play radios. Stratus 4 is the easiest to use and the most affordable SIRIUS Dock & Play radio. The Stratus 4 will be available in fall 2007 with an MSRP of $49.99. Easily move all Dock & Play radios from your vehicle to docking kits for audio systems in the home, office or other vehicles.
Also available is the affordable InV2 radio with a wide, easy-to-read display and simple navigation. A complete in-vehicle audio solution, InV2 is designed for quick installation and ease-of-use in the vehicle. InV2 will be available in fall 2007 with an MSRP of $39.99.
As part of its lineup of more than 130 channels of talk and entertainment programming and commercial free music, SIRIUS broadcasts play-by-play action from more than 350 professional and college teams featuring coverage of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, Arena Football League, Canadian Football League, English Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, Scottish Premier League soccer, the Wimbledon Championships and live coverage of several of the year's top thoroughbred horse races.
SIRIUS is the only radio service that provides listeners with every NFL game, every NBA game, every NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and every game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. SIRIUS also offers 24/7 talk channels dedicated to the NFL, NASCAR and NBA and carries programming from ESPN Radio, ESPNews and Sporting News Radio.
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS Backseat TV(TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's TV programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.
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, 2006 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the significant factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed are: our pending merger with XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. ("XM"), including related uncertainties and risks and the impact on our business if the merger is not completed; any events which affect the useful life of our satellites; our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming providers; and our competitive position versus other audio entertainment providers.
R-SIRI MEDIA CONTACT: Sal Resendez SIRIUS firstname.lastname@example.org 646 313 2405 Patrick Reilly SIRIUS email@example.com 212 901 6646
SOURCE SIRIUS Satellite Radio
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