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Old 11-08-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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XM Satellite Radio Named Best Radio Service at 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards; XM's Hugh Panero Named 'Innovator of the Year'
Monday November 8, 2:08 pm ET


WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than 2.5 million subscribers, took home two of the top awards at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards in Los Angeles on November 5.
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Hugh Panero, President and CEO of XM Satellite Radio, was honored as Innovator of the Year, one of the three Best of Show awards. Finalists for Innovator of the Year were Apple, iTunes; Dr. Richard Marks and Sony Computer America, Eyetoy; and Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent.

XM was also named Radio Service of the Year. Finalists were Launch, Yahoo; KCRW, and Live 365.

Billboard, the world's premier music industry magazine, and Digital Media Wire, the digital industry's leading news organization, hosted the awards, which were announced at a gala Friday evening at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

The Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards seek to honor innovation, entrepreneurship, music, film, television, gaming, and video in digital entertainment. Judges are comprised of an elite group of industry executives and leaders hand picked from the digital entertainment industry, representing the creative community, major entertainment companies, academic institutions and the media.

"We are honored that XM Satellite Radio has been named the best radio service by some of the most important and influential people in the entertainment industry," said Panero. "These prestigious awards are the result of the extraordinary talent and hard work of our amazing staff at XM."

About XM Satellite Radio

XM (Nasdaq: XMSR - News) is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 2.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live and nationwide daily from studios in Washington, D.C., New York City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004 lineup includes more than 130 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 one-hundred-percent commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; more than 40 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. XM was recently named Radio Service of the Year at the Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. As the official satellite radio network for Major League Baseball (MLB) and NASCAR, as well as ACC, PAC-10 and Big-10 collegiate football and basketball, XM Satellite Radio is the leader in sports radio programming, offering thousands of live sporting events each year. XM also is the leader in satellite radio for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors and Honda, among others. XM is available in more than 110 new car models for 2005. XM offers a wide variety of satellite radios for the home, car, and on the go, including the Delphi MyFi, the first portable, hand-held satellite radio. Consumers can experience XM over the Internet through XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.com. For more information about XM, visit http://www.xmradio.com.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, XM's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-15-04. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio' s Investor Relations Department.




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They really do have an award for everything.
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...and anyone with $150 for the award nomination form can win. I can't imagine that this will be the centerpiece of their next ad campaign. They were a participant in the conference, so they submitted nomination forms.

Congrats to XM, but don't try to tell me you beat Sirius.
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