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XM Canada Adds Android App to Expand Mobile Roster

Thursday, August 19, 2010

XM Canada Adds Android App to Expand Mobile Roster05:59 EDT Thursday, August 19, 2010 Canadians can now access unique XM programming on popular Android platform -- the fastest growing wireless operating system TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, announced today the availability of a new application for Android? powered devices. This application will allow Canadians even more ways to access XM unique and premium quality digital audio entertainment and content. This news follows closely on the heels of similar announcements on the mobile front for the company demonstrating a continued commitment to meet consumer demand for mobile entertainment. Earlier this year, IDC predicted Android to be the fastest growing wireless operating system until the year 2013, when the software will be the second most used smartphone operating system throughout the world. "This new Android application broadens the ability to take XM with you anywhere you go," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President, XM Canada. "Whether you are using an Android or Blackberry smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, XM Canada provides seamless content delivery across multiple platforms - in your car, in your home, on your computer and in your hand or pocket." The XM Canada Android application offers users an easy way to select favourite XM stations on-the-go turning mobile devices into one-stop entertainment and information devices. By downloading the free App to compatible models, users will enjoy 100 channels of the best commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news and entertainment. To download the App, consumers can log on to www.xmradio.ca/android and can also sign-up for a free 14-day online trial of XM online+ to preview XM's programming. XM online+XM online+ is available for $7.99 a month or only $2.99 a month when bundled with an XM Canada subscription and provides access to: -- Over 100 channels of commercial-free music plus news, sports, talk and comedy channels; -- XM's unparalleled programming from any computer in high-quality audio (128 Kbps); -- Online web player and Applications for a broad range of mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, iPad and now Android; -- Discover new songs and purchase them direct via iTunes; -- Listen via 3G or Wi-Fi connection; -- Share what you're listening to online through Facebook; -- Browse what's playing on other channels with song name and title display; -- "Favourites" functionality to save channels for fast, easy access. For a full list of XM online+ content visit: www.xmradio.ca/online/ and click View Channel Lineup. 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 over 50 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: <p>Jill Yetman<br/>Environics Communications, Inc.<br/>416-969-2722 | <a href="mailto:jyetman@environicspr.com">jyetman@environicspr.com</a></p>