San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
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.