Sirius/Sprint Press Release
SIRIUS Music Channel Makes Its Mobile Debut on Sprint
Tuesday September 13, 9:00 am ET
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2005--Sprint (NYSE:S - News) customers will be the first wireless customers to enjoy SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI - News) programming via their mobile phones. Sprint today announced the availability of SIRIUS Music, which offers customers unlimited access to 20 commercial-free music channels, plus a channel devoted to exclusive artist interviews and performances. Sirius Music broadens Sprint's portfolio of music offerings and puts content from the biggest names in music right in the hands of millions of Sprint customers nationwide. Sirius Music is available on Sprint multimedia handsets under the Music & Radio category.
"SIRIUS offers some of the best commercial-free music available, and Sprint is proud to be the first and only wireless carrier to offer this exceptional and unique programming," said Jeff Hallock, vice president, consumer product marketing and strategy for Sprint. "Sprint is providing customers with more choices for streaming music any day, everyday, on the one device they'll always have with them, their Sprint phone."
The SIRIUS Music channel includes a wide assortment of music, from Pop, Hip Hop/R&B, Rock and Country to Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Electronic and Dance. It also includes channels dedicated to individual decades, such as '60s & '70s/Vinyl - top tracks from classic rock's formative years; '70s & '80s/Rewind - classic rock's 2nd generation, from the late '70s onward; '80s Glam/Hair Nation - vintage rock from the big hair '80s; '80s Alt/First Wave - alternative rock's pioneering artists and sounds; and Alt Rock/Alt Nation - the best alt-rock of the '90s and today.
"SIRIUS has the best programming in all of radio," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. "With Sprint, we are making a portion of SIRIUS' unique content available, for the first time, to customers via their mobile phones. Since pioneering commercial-free music, SIRIUS has enjoyed becoming a regular part of our subscribers' day, and we look forward to inviting Sprint users to share in that experience."
The SIRIUS Music channel is the latest of three streaming music channels available on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network to Sprint customers through a built-in media player on Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Multimedia Phones. Customers can purchase SIRIUS Music by typing in channel 23 in the Sprint Media Player or by going to the Music & Radio folder and selecting the new channel; the cost is $6.95 per month for unlimited access.
Sprint offers a host of other multimedia channels for customers to get the latest in news, weather, sports, entertainment, animation and mobile shorts. Customers can purchase multimedia channels from Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phones and online (www.sprintpcs.com). In addition to multimedia services, Sprint also offers customers thousands of Music Tones, Video Ringers and Voice Ringers and many other applications and services that can be purchased directly from their mobile phone and that provide additional entertainment and personalization.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.
SIRIUS radios for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Delphi, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Office Depot, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers and truck stops nationwide.
SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.