By Lisa Johnston
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NEW YORK— Sirius Satellite Radio announced it reached 200,000 subscribers as of December 8, 2003. The company still remains significantly behind XM, which has more than a million subscribers. In addition, Sirius announced a venture with CBC/Radio-Canada to bring satellite radio to Canada. Sirius said the two companies will soon file an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a license to provide satellite radio in Canada. XM said it filed an application to broadcast in Canada this fall. It expects the application will be approved early next year. A spokesman said, "We will have some dedicated programming for Canada. We are also in discussions with CBC."
BROADVIEW, ILL. — Blaupunkt debuted four new Funline CD receivers, each with a new transport mechanism. The units include the top-of-the-line Acapulco MP52 with MP3 capability, DigiCeiver, 4 by 26 watt RMS power, 5-band parametric equalizer, and red/white/blue display. Suggested retail is $529.95.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.