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Press release from CNW Group

XM Canada Decks the Halls with XM Snap! - New Easy-to-Use, Anywhere-You-Drive Satellite Radio

Thursday, November 18, 2010

XM Canada Decks the Halls with XM Snap! - New Easy-to-Use, Anywhere-You-Drive Satellite Radio12:47 EST Thursday, November 18, 2010A snap to install, a snap to set up, and a snap to use - the perfect gift for any driver on your holiday list this yearTORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier digital audio entertainment and content provider makes the holidays more enjoyable this season with the introduction of XM Snap! - an easy to install, set up and use satellite radio.XM Snap! joins an already extensive line up of satellite radio hardware to deliver 130 channels of commercial-free music plus news, sports, talk and comedy entertainment making it easier for more Canadians to enjoy satellite radio while they drive."XM Snap! is an attractive device that meets the needs of Canadian drivers looking for a simple way to discover XM's rich and exclusive programming," said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President of XM Canada. "Offering amazing value, this simple to use tool opens the door to the ultimate destination for in-car audio entertainment - throughout the holidays and beyond."The device is designed for quick "do-it-yourself" installation - simply plug it into a vehicle cigarette lighter or power adapter socket, connect the antenna and the existing vehicle radio plays a broad range of XM satellite radio programming.The fully adjustable stalk allows for convenient placement in the vehicle, convenient access to the radio controls and clear view of the high-contrast display. The simple controls make it a snap to use - the large arrow keys navigate through categories, the rotary knob changes channels, and the preset keys store favorite channels for one-touch access.Plug & PlayLarge display to view artist name, song or program title and channel information on an easy-to-read, high contrast display.Favourite channel presets so you can enjoy fast access for up to five of your favourite channels.Improved audio connection options to use either an included Aux-In cable, or the new PowerConnect technology to receive audio through your vehicle's stereo system.Fully adjustable and flexible stalk with swivel that let's the user optimize placement in the vehicle to access the radio controls and view the display.Simple controls such as arrow keys to navigate categories, a rotary knob to change channels, and preset keys to save and enjoy fast access to favourites.Other features and benefits include:The most music on satellite radio including 71 commercial-free music channels featuring live concerts, festival broadcasts, rare recordings and remixes as well as revolving artist channels such as Led Zeppelin and Coldplay; and seasonal channels for holiday music like Christmas and Valentine's Day.Your sports connection including exclusive NHL® coverage of every team and every game only available on XM; as well as MLB®, PGA® and NBA®.Exclusive XM Music, Talk, & Comedy.Accessories include the Magnetic Mount Antenna and an Aux-In Cable to facilitate Aux-In connections in vehicles that support this capability.XM Snap! is available at Future Shop, Best Buy and other electronics retailers across the country and at for $59.99.A free 14-day trial of XM is available at Visit for programming and subscription information.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.XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 50 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at, 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: TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at Images are free to accredited members of the media/For further information: Jill Yetman Environics Communications, Inc. 416-969-2722