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Satellite Briefs

12/06/2004 02:00:00 AM Eastern

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Sirius Passed 800,000 Subscriber Mark Nov. 22
XM Satellite Radio Adds Two Web-Available Music Channels

Sirius Passed 800,000 Subscriber Mark Nov. 22


NEW YORK — Sirius Satellite Radio announced it passed the 800,000-subscriber mark on November 22. XM Satellite Radio is the leading satellite radio provider, reporting over 2.5 million subscribers. In other Sirius news the company said it reached a multi-year agreement to broadcast every game of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships, which begin on March 15, 2005.

XM Satellite Radio Adds Two Web-Available Music Channels


WASHINGTON — XM Satellite Radio is adding two new music channels that will be available on its Internet service. The channels include the Eye, a top 40 mix of hip hop tracks by artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Usher, Mario, Destiny's Child, and Chingy. Also new is enLIGHTen!, a southern gospel music channel. The channels are part of XM's separate Internet subscription service called XM Radio Online, available for a fee of $7.99 a month (or $3.99 a month for current subscribers).