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.
Sirius XM Radio in the United States last week announced SiriusXM 2.0, a new technology
which enables the satellite radio broadcaster to greatly expand the number of channels it can offer customers of its new SiriusXM Edge radio.
The Edge Dock and Play Radio is the only SiriusXM radio to be able to access the new 2.0 technology and is now being sold in the United States for $140 at over 2,500 retail locations.
Management at Sirius XM can’t be too happy with the folks at Best Buy this week after the retailer inadvertently posted images and specifications for the new Sirius XM Lynx SXi1 satellite radio receiver before it should have.
The product page for the new device on the Best Buy website has since been taken down but not before some images and product specifications were leaked out.
Thanks to a five year broadcast extension signed last year with the NFL, subscription satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio will be broadcasting live play-by-play broadcasts of every NFL game this season.
Sirius XM Radio, Inc. is the holding company for two subscription satellite radio services operating in the United States, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. Originally operating as separate services, Sirius and XM merged in July of 2008.
In Canada, subscription satellite radio services are offered by two separate companies, privately owned Sirius Canada and publicly owned Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Operating independently of their U.S. counterparts, the Canadian firms have been selling modified Canadian versions of the U.S. service since December 2005.
XM Canada and Sirius Canada said this week they will merge on June 21st after having received the final regulatory and government approvals for the deal.
The merger comes five and a half years after the two organizations began offering satellite radio service in this country.