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Old 11-23-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO PASSES 800,000 SUBSCRIBER MARK

* Company On Track to Reach One Million Subscribers by End of Year
* SIRIUS Begins Holiday Season With Innovative Products and Unequaled Programming, Including NFL, NBA, College Sports and Commercial-Free Music

NEW YORK - November 23, 2004 -
SIRIUS, the premium satellite radio provider known for delivering the most compelling commercial-free music and sports programming to cars and homes across the country, today announced that it has surpassed 800,000 subscribers, and remains on track to achieve one million subscribers by the end of the year.

SIRIUS passed the 800,000 mark on November 22, and is well-positioned going into the busy holiday selling season. During this period, SIRIUS will have multiple portable "Plug & Play" products on sale, including the SIRIUS Sportster, a receiver with features for the sports enthusiast, and the XACT Communication XTR1 "Stream Jockey," a palm-sized unit that has its own integrated headphone connection and volume controls. Both receivers are compatible with optional boom boxes for portable use.

SIRIUS will also have "Plug & Play" receivers available from Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, DISH, JVC and Kenwood. The Orbiter SIRIUS satellite radio receiver will be available at all RadioShack stores, and the Streamer, manufactured by Brix, will be available at trucks stops and travel centers.

Throughout the football season, the company will feature SIRIUS NFL Sunday Drive, the programming package that allows subscribers nationwide to hear every NFL game each week, and SIRIUS College Sports Radio, featuring play-by-play coverage of college football and basketball from over 25 top programs around the country. SIRIUS is also home to 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music as well as over 55 channels of news, sports, weather, traffic information, original entertainment and call-in talk shows, all for the great value of $12.95 a month, with no added premiums, and discounts for advance payments of one-year or more.

"SIRIUS is on a roll," said Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer of SIRIUS. "We are very excited about this upcoming holiday season, now that we have such a wide array of innovative products on retail shelves. When you combine these new models with our programming initiatives such as the NFL, NBA, college sports, Eminem's 'Shade 45', Maxim Radio and, beginning in 2006, Howard Stern, you can easily see why we believe SIRIUS is the gift of choice for the holidays."

SIRIUS also began a new advertising campaign featuring the NFL and commercial-free music programming to support all of its recent initiatives, and more holiday-related advertisements are planned. Many retailers will feature the SIRIUS $30-Below rebate promotion, making the hardware even more affordable.

SIRIUS and Ford recently announced that Ford will offer SIRIUS as a dealer-installed option in four additional models for a total of 13, and plans to offer SIRIUS as a factory-installed option on up to 20 vehicles over the next two model years. DaimlerChrysler currently offers SIRIUS as a factory and dealer installed option, and Mercedes-Benz recently announced that it is offering SIRIUS as a factory installed option as well. BMW also offers SIRIUS as a factory and dealer installed option.

SIRIUS continues to have the strongest balance sheet in satellite radio, with cash of approximately $800 million.

SIRIUS radios for the car and home beginning at $149 are available at major national retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and over 20,000 retail locations around the country, including DISH Network outlets, as well as many truck stops and travel centers. SIRIUS radios are also available in select Ford, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan and Infiniti automobiles.
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:34 PM   #2
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Add another catalyst please!!

Boy we are rolling along very nicely....Its fun to part of this "revolution" to satellite radio, I think we'll surpass the 1 Mill mark easily...
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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Boy we are rolling along very nicly....Its fun to part of this "revolution" to satellite radio, I think we'll surpass the 1 Mill mark easily...
I don't know about passing it easily. They have to seel 200k subs in about 5 weeks time. That's 40,000 per week!
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:45 PM   #4
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Boy we are rolling along very nicly....Its fun to part of this "revolution" to satellite radio, I think we'll surpass the 1 Mill mark easily...
I don't know about passing it easily. They have to seel 200k subs in about 5 weeks time. That's 40,000 per week!
I see it differently, I think we will go over, the momentum of the last week hasn't come into effect yet, the 1, 2 punch of Strern an Mel will kick in....I know it sounds like alot, I think SATRAD will be a BIG GIFT ITEM this year compared to last year....Also notice Sirius has prepaid GIFT CARDS, I think a prepaid sub counts...I could be wrong but I don't think so.

"Satellite radio receiver dollar sales represent a 78 percent increase compared to the same period in 2003"

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Much depends on equipment availability. You cannot activate receivers consumers cannot get their hands on. That is a VERY important factor.
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Let's keep our fingers crossed that they get the product on the shelves.
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And where is the home repeater system???????? Spring 04, Summer 04, Fall 04, Winter.................................... :\
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I am begining to think that it is with the 200 mpg carb we all read about in the 70's
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I am begining to think that it is with the 200 mpg carb we all read about in the 70's
No, it is not there because the 200 mpg carb never existed. Now the 70-80 mpg carb does exist and I know two guys who have built them and run them on big block V8's with amazing results. The remnants of both carbs are in in shambles in a corner of a building in Philly.
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I am begining to think that it is with the 200 mpg carb we all read about in the 70's
No, it is not there because the 200 mpg carb never existed. Now the 70-80 mpg carb does exist and I know two guys who have built them and run them on big block V8's with amazing results. The remnants of both carbs are in in shambles in a corner of a building in Philly.

uhhh...... I think that was TX's point, it doesn't exist.... yet.
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