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Sirius Satellite Radio passes 700,000 subscriber mark

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sirius Satellite Radio announced that it has surpassed 700,000 subscribers, and remains on track...

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Sirius Satellite Radio announced that it has surpassed 700,000 subscribers, and remains on track to achieve one million subscribers by the end of the year.

Sirius passed the 700,000 mark on Oct. 18, helped by its best month ever on record in September with over 69,000 subscribers following the release of the Streamer Plug N Play.

This fall also marked the debut of 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 of over 25 top programs from around the country.

Sirius is also home to 65 channels of 100 per cent commercial-free music as well as over 55 channels of news, sports, weather, traffic information, original entertainment and call-in talk shows including The Midnight Trucking Radio Network.

“Sirius acquired over 69,000 subscribers in September, beating our previous record for monthly subscriber growth,” said Joseph P. Clayton, CEO of Sirius. “This is indicative of the traction we are seeing in the retail marketplace, and the launch of more factory programs with our automotive partners, as well as the buzz that Sirius is generating from exciting programming initiatives such as NFL, college sports, Eminem’s ‘Shade 45’, Maxim Radio and, beginning in 2006, Howard Stern.”

SIRIUS also launched a whole new line of smaller, feature-rich satellite radios, boomboxes and accessories this fall, which the company says are being well-received by consumers. 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.

For more details, contact Mindy Baker at The Midnight Trucking Radio Network at (817) 695-0873.

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