Daily News Wednesday, November 29, 2006
XM Canada Appointed Exclusive Music Channel Provider for Air Canada
Effective March 1, 2007, XM Canada will program all audio content currently provided by the existing "enRouteFM" channels. The new content,
which will be branded as being supplied by XM, will be made available on both the existing legacy in-flight entertainment system and the new touch-screen,
seatback in-flight entertainment systems being installed on all Air Canada aircraft.
The agreement will make XM Canada's fresh and exciting programming in both English and French accessible to all of the 31 million passengers Air
Canada carries each year. Additionally, XM Canada will engage in various marketing activities both on-board the aircraft and in Air Canada's Maple Leaf
lounges across the country.
"We are extremely excited to announce this partnership. We will continue to surround our listeners with our unique, desirable content on platforms beyond satellite radio," said Stephen Tapp, President and Chief Operating Officer of XM Canada. "We want to be everywhere our listeners are, and this relationship will expose us to millions more Canadians every year."