Residents in many rural areas of Canada previously denied of 4G commercial broadband services, now have access thanks to the EchoStar XVII satellite. Xplornet Communications said EchoStar XVII, a new 4G broadband satellite, has passed all tests and has been cleared for commercial service. Residents in several rural and remote regions of British Columbia, Manitoba, [...]
SiriusXM (TSX: XSR) listeners across Canada will now have access to premium content and more apps. A “Best Of” subscription package has been launched on both the Sirius and XM platforms. Therefore, Sirius subscribers may add premium XM content such as NBA, PGA or NHL while XM subscribers may access Sirius content including Howard Stern, [...]
Stingray Digital, owner of Galaxie Music Service and The Karaoke Channel, plans to acquire Tel-Aviv-based music broadcaster, Musicoola. This is the eighth acquisition for the Montreal-headquartered multi-channel music operator, since it formed in 2007. Musicoola provides a full suite of linear music channels to television service providers in Israel, Angola, Hungary and Romania and will [...]
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and Kia Canada have formed a marketing partnership that also incorporates the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto and the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Kia is now the exclusive automotive partner for all Live Nation Canada music events happening at the two premium concert venues. “Music has an immense cultural [...]
Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, and subscription satellite radio provider Sirius Canada week announced today that Sirius Canada is now available to Sonos users.
Beginning today, Sonos users can add Sirius via the “More Music” tab on any Sonos controller.
Sirius XM Radio last week announced the Lynx Portable Radio was now available from the broadcasters website. The radio is the second device with SiriusXM 2.0 capabilities, the first was the Edge.
SiriusXM 2.0 is a new broadcasting technology announced in October which the company says uses “highly efficient modulation and compression techniques” to deliver 25% more bandwidth capacity without affecting the broadcast quality of existing channels.
Last month Digital Home wrote about Satellite radio provider Sirius XM offering its subscribers seven limited run holiday music channels. After that story, we had some negative feedback from Sirius Canada subscribers who complained that not all of the channels were available in on either XM Canada or Sirius Canada.
After some investigation, we have learned that Sirius Canada is only offering six out of the seven holiday channels available on Sirius XM. The missing station in Canada is Navidad which features contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional sounds.
This U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Muppets will be appear on Muppet Radio, a five-day limited run channel.
Naturally the show will be hosted by Kermit the Frog and feature classic Muppet music and an array of Muppets interacting with hosts from various talk, music, and sports channels.