Daily News Wednesday, November 22, 2006
SIRIUS Canada Surpasses 200,000 Subscribers In Year One
surpassed 200,000 paying subscribers nationwide during its first year of operation. This announcement builds on the company's previous milestone released on May 10, 2006 which confirmed it had surpassed 100,000 paying subscribers in less than 6-months of operations.
"SIRIUS Canada's first year anniversary, and the significant success we have experienced during this time, is a celebration to be shared with our
200,000 subscribers and our retail and automotive partners," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "It has been an incredible first
year, and we look forward to continuing a tradition of delivering the very best satellite radio products and programming available in Canada."
"SIRIUS Canada's incredible progress in less than 12-months of operating is testament to the quality of SIRIUS' programming, and reinforces the country's interest and excitement in satellite radio as an entertainment medium," said Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS Satellite Radio. "As we grow our
business and extend programming options across North America, we are confident SIRIUS Canada will continue to connect with Canadians as the country's
preferred satellite radio service, and build off the tremendous success it has achieved during its first year."
Starting in 2007, SIRIUS will become the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR and will carry every NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series
and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, allowing fans to hear the live race call plus driver-to-crew communications. In January, SIRIUS will launch SIRIUS
NASCAR Radio an exclusive channel airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week that will be devoted entirely to NASCAR and offer fans the most in-depth analysis of the sport with breaking news, talk shows and expert analysis.