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    Launching on Monday, September 16 will be Bleacher Report Radio, a new sports talk show on SiriusXM Sports Zone. The new program (weekdays 11:00am-1:00pm ET/8:00am-10:00am PT) will be hosted by SiriusXM's Steve Covino and Rich Davis, and will feature some of Bleacher Report's most prominent...
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    Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) said that 715,000 new subscribers were added in the second quarter, bringing its total subscribers to a whopping 25 million. The company reports that strong automotive sales helped increase its net additions by 15 percent over the second quarter of 2012, which...
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    SiriusXM Canada (TSX:XSR) will be launching Entertainment Weekly Radio on May 28th on channel 105. The new 24/7 channel will feature live daily shows, the latest in pop culture news, reviews, insider scoops and interviews with Hollywood's most creative minds and fascinating stars. SiriusXM...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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. Once selected...
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    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...
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    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 and XM Canada subscribers who complained that not all of the channels were available in on either...
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    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...
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    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 (shown here). The Edge Dock and Play Radio is the only SiriusXM...
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    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...
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    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 during the 2011 - 2012 U.S. pro football season. In the United States, Sirius and XM Premier...
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    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, until June of this year...
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    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. While the news...
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    In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has approved the merger of subscription satellite radio services Sirius Canada and XM Canada. Sirius and XM Canada justified the merger to the CRTC by saying that the respective companies faced "significant financial challenges" and...
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    Sirius XM Radio this week released an update to its Apple iOS application which features a new iPad-optimized user interface. Included in the new design are album art and artist biographies which provide the listener with added information while listening to their favourite music. Under the...
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    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...
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    On November 24th of last year, almost five years after they began offering satellite radio service in Canada, Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (CSR), the parent company of XM Canada and Sirius Canada announced their plans to merge. If the deal is approved by XM shareholders and the CRTC...
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