Here’s What’s New on Sirius XM Canada This Month

New programming on Sirius XM Canada includes opera, the blues, rock, pop and more.

Sirius XM Satellite Radio

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.

Sirius Canada: What happened to all its customers?

Sirius XM Canada this week reported pre-merger financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2011 which, for the first time ever, included actual customer subscriber counts for Sirius Canada.

In its results, Sirius XM reported that Sirius Canada had 866,430 subscribers at the end of May 2011, up from 744,000 at the end of February 2011.

XM Canada by the Numbers

In 2005 Digital Home wrote extensively about the efforts by to get approval for the sale of subscription satellite radio in Canada and its subsequent arrival North of the Border.

Like many consumers who were tired of the bland and commercial laden radio offerings in Canada, I was excited about the arrival of commercial free music radio that played the kind of music I wanted to hear.

XM Canada shareholders approve merger with Sirius Canada

XM Canada has announced that Canadian Satellite Radio (CSR) Holdings Inc. shareholders have approved the merger of XM Canada and Sirius Canada at CSR’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held in Toronto earlier today.

Sirius and XM Canada, however, still need approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau before any merger can take place.

Sirius Canada and XM Canada announce merger

Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (CSR), the parent company of XM Canada and Sirius Canada today announced they have entered into an all-stock merger.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sirius Canada shareholders will be issued treasury shares of CSR representing a 58.0 per cent equity interest in CSR immediately following closing of the transaction.