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Press release from CNW Group

XM Canada App now available for BlackBerry Smartphones

Monday, April 12, 2010

XM Canada App now available for BlackBerry Smartphones06:00 EDT Monday, April 12, 2010New application from XM gives BlackBerry users the ability to "whistle while they work"TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading provider of audio entertainment and information services, today launched its XM online+ Application for BlackBerry(R) smartphones. An extension to the existing XM online+ service, the App offers an easy way to access XM programming on-the-go and allows users to turn their BlackBerry smartphones into a one-stop entertainment and information device.Thanks to applications like XM online+, users can fully leverage their BlackBerry smartphones' multimedia capabilities for more than just phone calls and emails. By downloading the free App to compatible models, users will enjoy 100 channels of XM programming that will meet every BlackBerry user's needs: << - Music Lovers can enjoy exclusive commercial-free music, live performances and exclusive programs hosted by music legends - Stock Watchers and Business Professionals can stay on the cusp of breaking financial news with Bloomberg Radio - Sports Buffs can tune in to 24/7 sports talk channels including NHL Home Ice, MLB Network Radio and PGA TOUR Network - Infotainment Fans can stay up-to-date on the latest trends and news in the entertainment world and listen to Oprah Radio and Cosmo Radio - Comedy Lovers will laugh out loud with comedy channels like The Virus with Opie and Anthony and The Foxxhole produced by Jamie Foxx - News Junkies will get their fix of news from world-class partners like CNBC, CNN and BBC World Service >> "Canadians can now enjoy XM online+ anywhere they are, any way they want - online, on their iPhone or iPod touch and now, on their BlackBerry smartphones," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President, XM Canada. "XM online+ makes it easy to access XM's rich and exclusive programming and gives listeners the ability to take the best commercial-free music, business, news and entertainment programming with them wherever they go."Doubling as an online player for the desktop, XM online+ gives listeners the ability to tune in at work or at home. To download the App, consumers can log on to www.xmradio.ca/blackberry and can also sign-up for a free 14-day online trial of XM online+ to preview XM's programming.XM online+ BlackBerry App features include: << - Access to 100 channels of commercial-free music, news, sports, talk and comedy channels - Access to XM's unparalleled programming from any computer in high-quality audio (128 Kbps) - "Favourites" function lets users save channels for fast, easy access - "Look Around" function lets users see the current channel line-up plus what is playing on all other available channels - Ability to multi-task - users can send and receive emails and browse the web without interrupting their XM experience - $7.99 a month for XM online+ or only $2.99 a month when bundled with an XM Canada subscription >> The App is available to download for free on the following BlackBerry models: << - Storm(TM) 9530, Storm(TM) 9550 - Bold(TM) 9000, Bold(TM) 9700 - Tour(TM) 9630 - Curve(TM) 8900, Curve(TM) 8520, Curve(TM) 8530 >> About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free 14-day trial of XM Radio is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide.XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights.To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.For further information: Maricel Dicion, Cohn & Wolfe, (416) 924-5700 ext. 4084, maricel.dicion@cohnwolfe.ca