Sirius Satellite Radio

by Herman Turtle - Date: 2007-02-03 - Word Count: 438 Share This!

Based in New York and operational since 1999, Sirius Satellite Radio is a service provider who provides 68 streams of music and 55 streams of sports, news, and entertainment to both the United States and Canada ¨C 24 hours a day, commercial-free. When a song is broadcast, the user can view the name of the artist and song info while listening. Programming streams are relayed to one of three satellites orbiting above North America. They are received and digitally transmitted back to earth where a receiver intercepts one of the channels within the signal. Reception is great as signals beamed to ground repeaters may be received in congested urban areas without interruption. No matter where you are located, reception is great. Satellite radio music and commentary is delivered digitally and are of a higher quality than standard radio signals and special receivers are necessary to decode signals. The Federal Communications Commission does not regulate satellite providers. This service is not free and those who desire it may subscribe directly to Sirius Satellite Radio. Music channels include Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban, Classical, Rock, and Country, and much more. Sports streams include NBA, NFL, and NHL exclusives plus ESPN sports. Excellent talk programming by Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, and others is featured in addition to news channels, children¡¯s programming (Radio Disney), and much more. Traffic and weather programs are featured and partnered with automobile companies and airlines that offer promotions to subscribers. Technical support and service are available 24 hours a day, and service and support availability is a valuable commodity in this day and time.

Sirius Satellite Radio provides a subset of streams (channels) of music to Dish Network satellite television as a part of their services to more than 12 million subscribers in the United States. Dish Network provided in-flight satellite audio services to an airline company in the U.S., and it was well received. In 2004, selected music channels were added to Dish Network¡¯s music lineup. Sirius channels are identified on Dish Network¡¯s lineup as XS (¡®XS20¡¯, ¡®XS109¡¯). Millions of satisfied Dish Network customers sing the praises of Sirius programming with consumers being given the option of choosing programming ¨C wherever and whenever they desire. Sirius offers more than 60 channels of round the clock music selections, and includes Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban, Dance/Electronic, Jazz, Classical, Rock, and Pop. Sirius music is included in their offer of programming packages and is delivered in excellent CD quality or Dolby Surround sound.

Dish Network¡¯s offer of free equipment and professional installation is an attractive bonus that is in addition to their provision of the best audio and video programming available to date.

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