NEW YORK, April 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today an agreement to deliver more than 80 channels of its music, talk and entertainment programming via Logitech's innovative line of network music systems: the Logitech(R) Squeezebox Duet(TM) network music system, Logitech(R) Squeezebox(TM) network music player, and Logitech(R) Transporter(TM) network music player.
The Logitech network music players will connect directly to SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR), providing a seamless and easy set-up. Utilizing a home broadband connection via Wi-Fi or a wired network connection, listeners can stream SIRIUS. SIR subscribers will be able to hear 100% commercial-free music channels, plus Howard Stern, Martha Stewart Living Radio, COSMO Radio, MAXIM Radio, Playboy Radio, non-stop NFL talk on SIRIUS NFL Radio, and four different comedy channels.
The availability of SIRIUS Internet Radio over Logitech's players provides subscribers more alternatives to experience SIRIUS' critically-acclaimed programming wherever they choose to listen, complementing our existing satellite-based delivery with internet-based delivery," said Andreas Lazar, Senior Vice President of Business Development for SIRIUS. "Logitech's devices stand at the forefront of internet-based delivery of content to dedicated entertainment devices."
SIRIUS Internet Radio is compatible with all three of Logitech's streaming media products for the home. With the new Squeezebox Duet network music system, music lovers can listen to SIRIUS on the home-entertainment system in their living room, the stereo system in their bedroom, even on the mini-system in their kitchen -- anywhere they have audio gear -- and control it all from the palm of their hand. The Logitech Squeezebox network music player is the easiest way to listen to music stored on Macs and PCs as well as virtually any Internet radio station through a stereo system. For true audiophiles, the Logitech Transporter network music player streams audiophile-quality digital music with sound that surpasses even the most exotic compact disc players.
"By offering content from SIRIUS over our Squeezebox and Transporter network music players, our customers can now experience SIRIUS' streaming content on their home entertainment systems," added Robin Selden, Vice President and General Manager of Logitech's Streaming Media business unit. "From its commercial-free music channels to its exclusive talk content, SIRIUS' programming will supplement the entertainment experience offered by Logitech's network music players. And now with our newest Squeezebox controller, music lovers can turn on SIRIUS from the comfort of their couch."
Logitech plans to make the SIRIUS Internet Radio service available to existing Squeezebox and Transporter users via a software update.
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, NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, 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 an 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 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 at shop.sirius.com and in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack.
As of December 31, 2007, SIRIUS radios were available as a factory and dealer-installed option in 116 vehicle models and as a dealer only-installed option in 37 vehicle models.
SIRIUS has agreements with Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, Volvo, and Volkswagen to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment in their vehicles. SIRIUS has relationships with Toyota and Scion to offer SIRIUS radios as dealer-installed equipment, and a relationship with Subaru to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment. SIRIUS radios are also offered to renters of Hertz vehicles at airport locations nationwide.
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, 2007 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.
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