SiriusXM Canada Adds Premium Content and New Mobile Apps

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, […]

SiriusXM promotion targets former customers

In emails sent to former satellite radio subscribers, SiriusXM in the U.S and Canada is offering lapsed customers free access to sixty channels for two weeks starting August 30th.

The free channels include a variety of commercial free music, sports, news and entertainment stations. Sorry no Stern!

March Madness on Sirius XM

Sirius XM Radio said today it will broadcast every game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, better known as March Madness, on Sirius and XM.

Subscrition satellite radio subscribers will be able to hear the play-by-play of every match-up from the First Four on March 15 and 16 through to the Final Four and National Championship game in Houston on April 2 and 4.

Simon & Garfunkel Radio for two weeks on Sirius XM

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of their critically-acclaimed Bridge Over Troubled Water album, Sirius XM will air Simon & Garfunkel Radio, a two week limited run channel.

The channel will feature music spanning Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s careers, including music from the duo’s catalogue as well as solo music from both artists.

Competition Bureau says Sirius / XM Merger no threat to competition

In a stunning announcement yesterday, The Competition Bureau of Canada said that it does not intend to make an application to the Competition Tribunal to challenge the proposed acquisition of Sirius Canada by XM Canada under the merger provisions of the Competition Act.

The bureau says that it has given the matter a thorough review and “concluded that the proposed transaction would not likely give rise to a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.”

Sirius XM and NFL announce 5 year broadcast extension

Sirius XM Radio said today that its subscriber base recently passed the 20 million mark and that it has extended its broadcast and marketing agreement with the NFL for another five years.

The new deal means Sirius subscribers and XM subscribers who subscribe to the Best of Sirius programming package will be able to hear every NFL pre-season, regular season and playoff game right through to the 2016 Super Bowl

Sirius Canada to ship new receivers this fall

Sirius Canada will ship updated versions of its Sportster, Stratus and Starmate receivers this fall.

Each model will get a cheaper version 6 model and a more expensive version 7 model that adds an auxiliary input and remote control for an extra $10.

TSN and Sirius to broadcast every CFL game

CFL fans will be able to watch or listen to every CFL game from opening kick-off on Canada Day right through to the 98th Grey Cup championship game in Edmonton on November 28, 2010 on TSN television and Sirius satellite radio.

High definition owners will be able to watch all 77 games live in high definition on TSN HD while subscription satellite radio operator Sirius will beam the games out nationally on channels 97 and 98.

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