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.

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!

Sirius XM to air every 2010 Formula 1 Race

Satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM has announced it will broadcast every 2010 Formula 1 race live this season.

The 2010 season runs from March to November and consists of 19 Grand Prix races run on road course tracks, as well as some closed city streets circuits.

Baseball Spring training tour begins on Sirius XM

To celebrate the return of baseball, Sirius XM has announced that beginning Friday, March 5, MLB Home Plate and Mad Dog Radio will broadcast from 30 Major League Baseball Spring Training sites in three weeks.

Sirius XM’s 2010 Spring Training Tour will broadcast live from ballparks in Arizona and Florida, offering fans an in-depth look at every Major League club along with interviews with managers, players and team executives.

XM Canada announces change to Board of Directors

Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (CSR), parent company of XM Canada today announced the appointment of Dara Altman to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Altman is an executive with Sirius XM in the United States and she replaces Gary M. Parsons.

Mr. Parsons was the founder of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and served as chairman of XM Satellite Radio. He resigned as chairman and director of Sirius XM and director CSR last week.

XM Radio launches TV show

XM Canada announced today the launch of its first television show in collaboration with the National Hockey League.

NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant airs weekdays from 4pm – 6pm on XM Radio and beginning on November 16th will be simulcast on the NHL Network across Canada and in HD in the US.