|Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc.|
|Type||Public NASDAQ: SIRI|
|Founded||May 17, 1990 (as Satellite CD Radio, Inc. A public company usually refers to a company that is permitted to offer its registered securities ( Stock, bonds, etc The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American Stock exchange. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) )|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York, United States|
|Key people||Mel Karmazin, CEO|
Scott Greenstein, President, Entertainment/Sports
James Meyer, President, Operations & Sales
|Industry||Broadcasting - Radio|
|Revenue||▲US$922. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Melvin Alan "Mel" Karmazin (born August 24, 1943) is an American Business executive. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Scott Greenstein (born in 1959 is President of Entertainment and Sports at SIRIUS Satellite Radio, overseeing all of the satellite radio broadcaster’s programming marketing President is a Title leaders of Organizations companies, Trade unions universities, and countries. President is a Title leaders of Organizations companies, Trade unions universities, and countries. For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" For the band see Broadcast (band Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or Video signals which transmit Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR is a Digital radio signal that is broadcast by a Communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical In business revenue or revenues is Income that a company receives from its normal business activities usually from the sale of goods and services The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 07 million (2007)|
|Net income||▼US$-565. Net income is equal to the Income that a firm has after subtracting costs and Expenses from the total Revenue. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 25 million (2007)|
Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American Stock exchange. A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR is a Digital radio signal that is broadcast by a Communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical Digital Audio Radio Service or DARS refers to any type of digital radio service The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Headquartered in New York City, with smaller studios in Los Angeles and Memphis, Sirius was officially launched on July 1, 2002 and currently provides 69 streams (channels) of music and 65 streams of sports, news and entertainment to listeners. The City of New York Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of genres, broadcasting 24 hours daily, commercial-free. A subset of Sirius music channels is included as part of the Dish Network satellite television service. Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable Sirius channels are identified by Arbitron with the label "SR" (e. Arbitron ( is a Radio audience research company in the United States which collects listener data on radio audiences similar to that collected by Nielsen Media g. "SR120", "SR9", "SR17").
With most Sirius-enabled radios, the user can see the artist and song information on display while listening to the stream. The streams are broadcast from three satellites in a tundra orbit above North America. This article is about artificial satellites For natural satellites also known as moons see Natural satellite. Tundra orbit is a type of highly elliptical Geosynchronous orbit with a high Inclination (usually near 63
Its business model is to provide pay-for-service radio, analogous to the business model for premium cable television, in which music channels are free of commercials. A business model is a term used for a broad range of informal and formal descriptions that are used by enterprises to represent various aspects of its business including its purpose offerings Talk channels such as Howard 100 and 101 do have regular commercials. Subscriptions are prepaid and range in price from US$12. 95 monthly (US$6. 99 for each additional receiver) to US$499. 99 for lifetime subscription. There is a US$15 activation fee for every radio activated. Sirius announced it had achieved its first positive cash flow quarter for the period ending December 2006. Cash flow (also called net cash flow) is the balance of the amounts of Cash being received and paid by a business during a defined period of time sometimes tied 
Sirius was founded as Satellite CD Radio, Inc. , which it was known by until the change to its current designation on November 18, 1999. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The name is derived from Sirius, sometimes referred to as the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night-time sky, and was developed by the company's founder David Margolese, and its Marketing Chief Ira Bahr  The dog in the Sirius logo is unofficially named "Mongo", a name garnered from the debut of Sirius Satellite Radio’s sponsorship on Casey Atwood’s and later Jimmy Spencer’s NASCAR entry, when the announcing cast voted on names. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky with a visual Apparent magnitude of &minus1 Casey Lee Atwood (born August 25, 1980 in Nashville Tennessee) is an American racecar driver Jimmy Spencer (born February 15, 1957 in Berwick Pennsylvania) is an American NASCAR driver and commentator The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. "Mongo" later became NASCAR driver Spencer’s nickname with the NASCAR Broadcasters (mainly Darrell Waltrip) in the following races. Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion the 1989 Daytona
On October 16, 2006 Sirius announced that it would be launching Sirius Internet Radio with 78 of its 135 channels being available worldwide on the internet to any of its subscribers with a valid user name and password. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On February 19, 2007, Sirius announced a merger deal with XM Satellite Radio. Events 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Upon government approval, the merger will combine the two radio services and create a single satellite radio network in the United States. 
On March 24, 2008, the United States Justice Department approved the merger of Sirius and XM. The approval process for this merger was the longest in United States history. Citation needed Approval from the Federal Communications Commission is still pending.
According to a Spring 2007 Arbitron report, the five most listened to channels on Sirius based on their Average Quarterly Hour (AQH) Share are Howard 100, Howard 101, New Country (60), Sirius Hits (1) and Octane (20). This is a list of SIRIUS Satellite Radio channels. There are a total of 151 full-time channels on Sirius 130 of which are on Sirius Canada AQH Share is a statistic that measures broadcast radio listenership 
A major component of Sirius business strategy has been to execute far-reaching and exclusive deals with big-name entertainers and personalities to create and build broadcast streams, from the ground up. Sirius has reached extensive deals with domestic diva Martha Stewart, E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, aka Little Steven, Jimmy Buffett, and Eminem to executive-produce streams or entire channels on Sirius. Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra; August 3, 1941) is an American Business magnate, Television host, author The E Street Band is a musical group that has periodically toured and recorded with Rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972 Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American Musician, Songwriter, Arranger, Record producer James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25 1946) is a Singer, Songwriter, Author, Businessman, and recently Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17 1972 known as Slim Shady and his primary Stage name Eminem, is an Academy Award -winning Van Zandt was the first major musician recruited by Sirius or XM to create branded music channels and he has created two distinct stations for Sirius, the Underground Garage dedicated to garage rock, and Outlaw Country with its focus on alternative country music. Underground Garage is the name shared by two related but different radio outlets a syndicated show and a satellite radio station both created and supervised by Bruce Springsteen Outlaw country was a significant trend in Country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases commonly referred to as The Outlaw
By far the largest of these deals was announced on October 6, 2004 when Sirius announced that it signed a five-year, US$100 million per year agreement with Howard Stern to move his radio show, The Howard Stern Show, to Sirius starting on January 9, 2006. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Howard Allan Stern (born January 12 1954 is an American radio host and Television personality. The Howard Stern Show is an American radio show hosted by Howard Stern on Howard 100, one of two channels on the subscription-based Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  The deal, which gave Sirius exclusive rights to Stern’s radio show, also gave Stern the right to build three full-time programming channels. Currently, Stern has two operating channels on Sirius, but still retains the right to a third. Stern said his move was forced by the stringent regulations of the FCC whose enforcement was intensified following the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show. Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston Texas on the CBS television network in the Beginning with the announcement of his imminent departure, Stern complained Infinity Broadcasting was making his departure more acrimonious than was necessary. This article is about the radio group for the radio network see CBS Radio Network.
Sirius presents an extensive array of programming on multiple channels that cover a wide variety of genres. The overall categories include: Music, News/Talk, Sports, Entertainment. Within each category there are multiple channels that present a wide variety of sub-genres. For example the Music category sub-divides into streams for Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Blues – and within each stream there are channels for various sub-sections. An example of the variety of music offerings available would be the 22 channels playing different sub-genres of rock.
The vast majority of its programming is self-produced exclusively for Sirius. However, there are some shows—especially in the Talk genre—that are syndicated programs originally created for terrestrial radio that now air on traditional radio and Sirius simultaneously, for example, the Eternal Word Television Network which broadcasts on channel 160. The Eternal Word Television Network ("EWTN" is a US -based broadcasting network that carries Catholic -themed programming
Among the hosts who present shows heard on Sirius, there are many high-profile personalities:
On November 18, 2004 the former COO and President of Viacom, Mel Karmazin, was named the CEO of Sirius. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A chief operating officer or chief operations officer ( COO) is a Corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Corporation Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests Melvin Alan "Mel" Karmazin (born August 24, 1943) is an American Business executive. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Stern worked under Karmazin at Infinity Radio and the two appeared to always have a great deal of mutual respect. It was Karmazin who fiercely protected Stern in the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show (produced by MTV and aired by CBS, both co-owned with Infinity-now CBS Radio-until CBS Corporation split off in 2006) and the FCC crackdown on shock jocks and obscenity, in general. Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston Texas on the CBS television network in the CBS Corporation () is an American Media conglomerate focused on Broadcasting, Publishing, Billboards, and Television
On October 25, 2005 Sirius announced that "E Street Radio", the exclusive channel of legendary artist Bruce Springsteen, would air from November 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 on the Bridge - Channel 10. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On September 14, 2006, The Bridge was replaced again, by The Who Channel. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Who Channel plays music from The Who on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 29 This special limited-run channel was moved to channel 98, replacing Rolling Stones Radio, and the Bridge restored, on January 1, 2007, But was turned back into E Street Radio again on October 5, 2007. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Another cornerstone of Sirius’ business strategy has been to pursue exclusive sports content. Currently, Sirius has exclusive satellite radio broadcasting rights to all NFL, CFL and NBA games. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The Canadian Football League (CFL ( Ligue canadienne de football (LCF in Sirius also announced in December 2005 a multi-year deal with the NBA, which makes the satellite radio company the broadcaster of more live NBA games than any other radio outlet. Sirius airs Full Court Press, weekdays from 12 pm - 3 pm ET; FCP is the only all-NBA show on Sirius. A full-court press is a Basketball term that refers to a defensive style in which the defense applies man-to-man or Zone defense to pressure the offensive The agreement also creates a 24-hour NBA Radio Channel, located on channel 127. NHL games were shared with XM for the 2005–2006 season, and XM now holds exclusive rights. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Sirius currently has full NASCAR coverage, including, among other programs, a two hour weekly show hosted by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Anthony Wayne Stewart (born May 20, 1971 in Columbus Indiana) is an American race car driver/car owner/entrepreneur in NASCAR 's
Sirius also has rights to a number of major college sports teams, including teams in the Big East, Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences as well as Notre Dame. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen Universities in the northeastern southeastern and midwestern United The Southeastern Conference (SEC is a College Athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the varsity sports teams of the University of Notre Dame. Beginning in 2005 Sirius also has exclusive radio rights to cover the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the In August 2004, Sirius launched Sirius NFL Radio, a 24-hour radio stream dedicated exclusively to covering the NFL. Sirius NFL Radio is a Sirius Satellite Radio channel on 124 completely dedicated to the National Football League. Sirius has also been aggressive in creating its own in-house produced studio sports radio content.
Sirius also has the only national horseracing talk show, At the Races, hosted by noted racing handicapper,Steve Byk. The show which airs weekdays between 4 and 7, is unique in the horseracing world.
Sirius also broadcasts select English Premier League matches, in addition to airing World Soccer Daily, a Monday-Friday two hour talk show dedicated to soccer, and has inked an exclusive deal with EPL power Chelsea. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs World Soccer Daily is a sports radio talk show hosted by Steven Cohen and Kenny Hassan. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Continuing their major expansion of soccer coverage, Sirius announced a deal to add UEFA Champions League soccer to their lineup on September 27, 2006. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In August 2003, Sirius partnered with Clearwater, Florida-based Applied Media Technologies Corporation, a provider of telephone "on hold" messaging. Clearwater is a City located in Pinellas County Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa and northwest of St Applied Media Technologies Corporation (AMTC was founded in 1991 in Tampa Florida as a provider of "on hold" messaging to US and Canadian  AMTC provides Sirius service in a package branded as Sirius Music for Business. For US$24. 95 per month, AMTC provides all of Sirius' streams of commercial-free music, and pays all performance royalties to ASCAP, Broadcast Music Incorporated, and SESAC, so that business owners may legally play Sirius' music in their establishments. The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization. SESAC, originally the Society of European Stage Authors & Composers, is the smallest of the three Performance rights organizations in the United States
Unlike the music services Muzak, Music Choice, XM for Business, or DMX Music, the Sirius business music services use the same channels and SDARS delivery platform as the consumer Sirius service. Music Choice is a US company that programs music and produces music-related content for digital cable cell phones and cable modem subscribers in the US DMX (formerly known as DMX Music) provides audio visual and sensory environmental engineering for corporate style retail establishments Digital Audio Radio Service or DARS refers to any type of digital radio service The SDARS delivery platform, on the other hand, is more reliable than any of the other services in that it is not subject to satellite dish rain fade. Rain fade refers primarily to the absorption of a Microwave Radio Frequency (RF signal by atmospheric rain snow or ice and losses are especially prevalent Unfortunately, the highly elliptical orbit of the Sirius satellite constellation can pose difficulties for the reliable delivery of the signal to stationary antennas in certain parts of the country. Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO is an Elliptic orbit characterized by a relatively low-altitude Perigee and an extremely high-altitude Apogee. To eliminate this potential problem, Sirius intends to launch a geostationary satellite to improve service to non-mobile customers such as those of Sirius Business. A geosynchronous satellite is a Satellite whose orbital track on the Earth repeats regularly over points on the Earth over time  The service can also be accessed online using Sirius' online streaming technology, allowing any business with a broadband Internet connection to overcome any potential reception issues. Additionally, Sirius is applying for repeaters in Hawaii and Alaska, the first satellite radio company to do so.
In March 2007, Sirius announced the upcoming availability of its first video service called "Backseat TV". In August 2007, the company revealed details of the first receiver, the SVC1, was originally offered exclusively through Chrysler OEM factory units. The service includes streaming video from three "family" television channels: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. There will be a single screen (or a dual screen option in the Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan) for back seat passengers to watch while front seat passengers have the option of simultaneously listening to any normal Sirius radio channel. This article is about the minivan To see the article about other cars named the Town and Country see Chrysler Town and Country (pre-1990. The service is reported to cost an additional US$6. 99 per month on top of the standard Sirius subscription price.  The MSRP of the factory installed units is US$470 and the aftermarket unit has an MSRP of US$299. 99. Both were made available in the fourth quarter of 2007. 
In June 2005, Sirius signed an agreement with BBC Radio 1 in the UK to rebroadcast the station to an American audience. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Sirius also has exclusive satellite radio rights to National Public Radio, carrying two separate streams (whereas XM's XM Public Radio channel carries only programming not produced by NPR, such as by PRI). XM Public Radio (abbreviated XMPR) is XM Satellite Radio 's 24/7 satellite radio channel dedicated to public radio programming Public Radio International ( PRI) is a Minneapolis -based American Public radio organization with locations in Boston, New York The deal with NPR was the first high-profile deal entered into by Sirius. It should be noted that the Sirius NPR NOW programming does not include the popular programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition. All Things Considered (ATC is a news radio program in the United States broadcast on the National Public Radio network Morning Edition is an American Radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR 
With the launch of Sirius Canada in December 2005, American listeners gained five Canadian-produced stations including CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Three and Iceberg Radio, and Première Plus and Bande à part for French listeners. CBC Radio One is the English-language news and information Radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBC Radio 3 is a radio station that consists of three major parts devoted to Canadian arts and music a Sirius Satellite Radio station (channel 86 a weekly Iceberg Radio is a Canadian Internet radio service which provides more than 100 channels of Streaming audio. Première Chaîne is a Canadian French language radio network the news and information service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Bande à part is the name of a website and a Sirius Satellite Radio station in Canada that are devoted primarily to Québécois arts and music French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Iceberg Radio is programmed by Standard Broadcasting, which also provides a number of additional channels exclusive to Canada; the other four come from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. After a delay and outcry from Canadian subscribers, Sirius Canada added Howard Stern's Channel 100 to their lineup in early 2006. Channel 101, Stern's other channel (featuring Bubba the Love Sponge, Scott Ferrall, and other personalities), were made available in late June 2006. Howard 100 and Howard 101 are Sirius Satellite Radio channels that carry programming affiliated with Howard Stern. Bubba the Love Sponge Clem (born Todd Alan Clem in Warsaw, Indiana on April 23, 1966) is a Tampa, Florida radio Scott Ferrall is a Sports Talk radio host who currently broadcasts for Sirius Satellite Radio on Howard 101.
Talk radio content recently added onto Sirius Satellite Radio include the ABC News and Talk channel 143, including live feeds of Sean Hannity and Larry Elder's popular syndicated radio shows, Patriot Talk channel 144 (which includes Michael Reagan's well-known syndicated radio show) and Fox News Talk channel 145 (which includes syndicated radio hosts such as Alan Colmes and John Gibson).
On March 14, 2006, Sirius added Cosmopolitan Radio, Playboy Radio, and returned the audio simulcast of the Fox News Channel TV feed, which was previously removed during a contract dispute. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the world Playboy Radio is a Radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio. Playboy Radio was originally launched on XM Satellite Radio in September 2002 The service also added Fox's satellite talk radio channel, Fox News Talk. Fox News Talk is a satellite radio channel that showcases talk shows and news reports from Fox News Channel personalities along with other Fox News and talk programming
In April of 2003 Sirius launched Sirius OutQ, the first ever 24/7 talk channel designed for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered audience. SIRIUS OutQ is a News, talk and entertainment channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, geared for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Personalities associated with the channel include Frank DeCaro, Michelangelo Signorile, Derek Hartley, and Romaine Patterson. Frank DeCaro (born November 6, 1962) is an American Writer and Performer. Michelangelo Signorile, pronounced (ˌsiːnjəˈɹɪlə born December 19, 1960) is a Gay American Writer and a national Talk Derek Hartley (born on October 28, 1969) is an American talk show host of the Derek and Romaine Show a Talk radio show on SIRIUS Satellite Romaine Patterson (b March 31, 1977, Wyoming) is an American Gay rights Activist, Radio personality, and
In addition to the audio programming, the Sirius broadcast stream also carries a Data Services channel that is utilized by capable receivers and graphical display hardware. Some of the data services offered are traffic speed and flow, marine weather, and fuel prices to name just a few. Examples of capable hardware are the Raymarine SR100 Satellite Weather receiver and the Alpine NVE-N872A Satellite Traffic Ready navigation system.
Sirius’ spacecraft Radiosat 1 through Radiosat 4 were manufactured by Space Systems/Loral. Space Systems/Loral ( SS/L) of Palo Alto California, is the wholly owned manufacturing Subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications. The first three of the series were orbited in 2000 by Proton-K Block-DM3 launch vehicles, with the final three-satellite constellation completed on November 30, 2000. The Proton rocket Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Radiosat 4 is a ground spare, in storage at Space Systems/Loral’s facility in Palo Alto, California, ready to be launched if any of the three active satellites encounter transmission problems. Palo Alto (ˌpæloʊˈæltoʊ from Spanish: palo: "stick" and alto: "high" i The satellites are based on the Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform.
Sirius' satellites are named Radiosat because there is already a fleet of satellites named Sirius, launched by Sweden's NSAB (Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, or Nordic Satellite AB, and known today as SES Sirius) and used for general telecommunications and satellite television throughout Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia. Sirius is a constellation of Communications satellites operated in Geostationary orbit (GEO by SES Sirius. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. This article is about the Scandinavian satellite operator See also Sirius Satellite Radio. This article is about the Scandinavian satellite operator See also Sirius Satellite Radio. Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well
The current, primary uplink facility for Sirius is located in Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey. Vernon Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is located about one hour drive from New York City and is part of the New The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. The original facility was located on the roof of the building housing the Sirius studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City but has since been decommissioned.
Sirius does not as yet use geostationary satellites, though plans to expand their network in 2008 will add one. A geosynchronous satellite is a Satellite whose orbital track on the Earth repeats regularly over points on the Earth over time Currently, its three satellites fly in geosynchronous highly elliptical orbit (Tundra orbit) in a 24-hour orbital period. A geosynchronous orbit is an Orbit around the Earth with an Orbital period matching the Earth's sidereal rotation period Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO is an Elliptic orbit characterized by a relatively low-altitude Perigee and an extremely high-altitude Apogee. Tundra orbit is a type of highly elliptical Geosynchronous orbit with a high Inclination (usually near 63 Sirius claims the elliptical path of its satellite constellation ensures that each satellite spends about 16 hours a day over the continental United States, with at least one satellite over the country at all times. The orbit allows the satellites to broadcast from directly overhead the continental United States, avoiding the problem of large buildings or objects blocking the signal and requiring a much smaller terrestrial repeater network than does competitor XM. The locations of the Sirius Satellites can be viewed here: RadioSat 1, RadioSat 2, RadioSat 3.
All three satellites broadcast directly to the consumer's receiver, but due to the highly elliptical orbit only two of them broadcast at any given time. A third, separate signal is uplinked to the AMC-6 Ku-band satellite and received by 36-inch satellite dishes for the ground repeater network. The Ku band ( pronounced "kay-yoo") is a portion of the Electromagnetic spectrum in the Microwave range of frequencies A satellite dish is a type of Parabolic antenna that receives or transmits electromagnetic signals to and from another location typically a satellite This third signal is broadcast on a third segment of the signal.
The Sirius signal is separated into three carriers, one each for the two satellites, and the third for the terrestrial repeater network where available. Sirius receivers decode all three 4 MHz carrier signals at once to achieve signal diversity. Diversity combining is the technique applied to combine the multiple received signals of a diversity reception device into a single improved signal This is in contrast to XM which uses six carriers and decodes three 2 MHz carriers to economize on receiver power consumption and complexity at the cost of channel-changing speed. There is an intentional four-second delay between the two satellite carrier signals. This enables the receiver to maintain a large buffer of the audio stream, which, along with forward error correction, helps keep the audio playing in the event that the signal is temporarily lost, such as when driving under an overpass or otherwise losing line-of-sight of any of the satellites or ground repeater stations. In Telecommunication and Information theory, forward error correction (FEC is a System of Error control for Data transmission, whereby Line-of-sight propagation refers to Electro-magnetic radiation including light emissions traveling in a straight line
Sirius offers car radios and home entertainment systems, as well as car and home kits for portable use. The Sirius receiver includes two parts — the antenna module and the receiver module. The antenna module picks up signals from the ground repeaters or the satellite, amplifies the signal and filters out any interference. The signal is then passed on to the receiver module. Inside the receiver module is a chipset consisting of eight chips. The chipset converts the signals from 2. 3 gigahertz (GHz) to a lower intermediate frequency. Sirius also offers an adapter that allows conventional car radios to receive satellite signals.
Sirius broadcasts using 12. 5 MHz of the S band between 2320 and 2332. The S band ranges from 2 to 4  GHz, crossing the (artificial boundary between UHF and SHF at 3 5 MHz. Audio channels are digitally compressed using a proprietary variant of Lucent's Perceptual audio coder compression algorithm and encrypted with a proprietary conditional access system. Lucent Technologies was a technology company composed of what was formerly AT&T Technologies, which included Western Electric and Bell Labs. Perceptual Audio Coder ( PAC) is an Algorithm, like MPEG 's MP3 standard used to compress Digital audio by removing extraneous information Conditional Access (abbreviated CA) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to this content Sirius has announced that they intend to implement hierarchical modulation technology to economize on bandwidth up to 25%. Link adaptation, or adaptive modulation and coding (AMC, is a term used in wireless communications to denote the matching of the Modulation, Coding and 
On June 8, 2006, Space Systems/Loral announced that it was awarded a contract for the fifth Sirius spacecraft. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  The new spacecraft will feature a nine-meter unfurlable reflector. The first four Sirius spacecraft used more traditional parabolic reflectors. The new satellite has been designed for geostationary orbit, unlike the other satellites in the constellation; the different orbit has the stated purpose of allowing for more consistent reception for fixed location users (many subscribers have reported having to regularly reposition their antennas for optimal reception).
On February 29, 2008, the launch service provider International Launch Services (ILS) announced a contract which includes launch of the SIRIUS FM-6 satellite on a Proton Breeze M rocket. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common International Launch Services (ILS is a US-Russian joint venture with exclusive rights to the worldwide sale of commercial Proton rocket launch services from the Baikonur Cosmodrome The Proton rocket SIRIUS FM-6 is currently under construction at Space Systems/Loral. ILS anticipates the launch will take place in the fourth quarter of 2010. 
As of 2005, Sirius receivers are available for various new Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Toyota (except Corolla), Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo vehicles, and the service plans on adding availability for portable use. AUDI AG, ( Xetra: NSU commonly known as Audi (aˈʊdi is a German Automobile manufacturer which produces Audi branded cars with headquarters ( BMW) (Bavarian Motor Works is an independent German automobile manufacturer founded in 1916 Chrysler LLC is an American Automobile manufacturer that has been producing Automobiles since 1925 Dodge is a United States -based brand of Automobiles Sport utility vehicles and Trucks manufactured and marketed by Chrysler LLC Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following Infiniti is the luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer based in Coventry, England, now operated as part of the Jaguar Land Rover business Jeep is an Automobile Marque (and registered trademark of Chrysler. Land Rover is an all-terrain vehicle and Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV manufacturer based in Solihull, England, now operated as part of the Jaguar is the Luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Lincoln is an American Luxury car manufacturer operated under the Ford Motor Company. ( is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of luxury Automobiles Buses coaches and Trucks It is currently a division of the Mercury is an Automobile Marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, to market entry-level-luxury Mini (styled as MINI) is a British automotive brand owned by the German BMW Group that has produced a redesign of the traditional Mini The, Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies is a Japanese conglomerate consisting of a range of autonomous businesses which share the Mitsubishi This article is on the car division of Toyota. For others see Scion (disambiguation. (pronounced) is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and is currently the world's largest Automaker. The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact / Compact cars produced by the Japanese Automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout Porsche SE or Porsche ( German, ˈpɔɹʃə is a German manufacturer of automobiles which is majority-owned by the Porsche and Piëch Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish premium Automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden Subaru offers Sirius on the Forester and Impreza. is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries Co Starting in 2006, all Rolls-Royce vehicles sold in the United States come with a Sirius radio and lifetime subscription as standard equipment. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles based out of Goodwood, England. Sirius has an exclusive contract for VW and Audi vehicles from 2007 through 2012, and with Kia from 2008 through 2014, with an optional extension to 2017. Beginning in the 2007 model year, Bentley vehicles will have Sirius as an option, and it will be standard equipment in several models beginning in 2008. Bentley Motors Limited is an English manufacturer of luxury Automobiles and Grand Tourers Bentley Motors was founded in England  Porsche switched to XM Satellite Radio on their vehicles beginning with the 2007 model year. Porsche SE or Porsche ( German, ˈpɔɹʃə is a German manufacturer of automobiles which is majority-owned by the Porsche and Piëch Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Sirius also makes several receivers for aftermarket installations such as the Sportster4, Starmate Replay, Sirius S50 with built in 1 GB MP3 player, and the Sirius One.
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Each receiver must be connected to an external antenna, which is included with the receiver. Antenna placement is crucial to receiving a clear signal. In some locations users have experienced difficulty receiving the Sirius programming because the signal is not consistently strong. For best reception, antennas should be placed such that they have an unobstructed view of the sky (preferably on rooftops without overhanging eaves or trees). An eave is the edge of a Roof. Eaves usually project beyond the side of the building generally to provide weather protection If this is not an option, the antenna should be placed on an exterior wall. When placing on an exterior wall, the antenna should be mounted to a wall which faces the center of the continental United States in order to minimize the likelihood of the building itself blocking the signal. 
Sirius subscribers are also able to access all of the proprietary music channels and most of the talk stations via streaming media through Sirius. Streaming multimedia is Multimedia that is constantly received by and normally presented to an end-user while it is being delivered by a streaming provider (the com.
Attractive alternatives to the browser based player are available such as a Yahoo! Widget (designed to look like a miniature Sportster model), and SIRIUS Internet Radio Player (based on Windows Media Player and available as plug-in or standalone application). Yahoo! Widgets is a free application platform for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Both alternatives are gaining popularity with streaming listeners, and offer artist and track name information updated in real time, which is an improvement from the online Sirius player.
Sirius subscribers who use a Linux-based operating system can use Sipie to stream on-line channels. Linux (commonly pronounced ˈlɪnəks Sipie (pronounced SY PIE like Sirius Python) is a computer program written by Eli Criffield for the on-line streaming of Sirius Satellite Radio stations Neither Windows Media Player nor a web browser are needed.
In addition to being available through Sirius. com, Howard Stern's website offers a Java application that streams the two Stern-themed channels. The site also states that Stern-specific video and audio clips will be made available at a later date. 
At the heart of a Sirius receiver is a custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip called the Baseband Integrated Circuit currently the STA240, which is produced by STMicroelectronics. STMicroelectronics (,)is an franco-italian Electronics and Semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in in Geneva, Switzerland. The chip contains embedded ARM7TDMI and ARM946E-S microprocessors synthesized from IP cores. The ARM7TDMI processor is a 32-bit RISC CPU designed by ARM, and licensed for manufacture by an array of Semiconductor companies In Electronic design a Semiconductor intellectual property core, IP block, IP core, or logic core is a reusable unit of logic cell Every baseband has a unique Electronic Serial Number (or Sirius ID). Another major section of a Sirius receiver is the tuner. The tuner is also comprised of a custom ASIC, the STA210. The tuner connects to the antenna, and receives the incoming satellite and terrestrial signals at 2. 315 GHz and downconverts them to intermediate frequency signals at around 75 MHz. In communications and Electronic engineering, an intermediate frequency ( IF) is a Frequency to which a carrier frequency is shifted as an The gain of the signals is approximately -50dBm in clear-sky conditions. The IF signals are fed to the STA240, which are digitized, demodulated, error-corrected, de-interleaved, and decrypted using specialized circuits on the chip. The baseband processor utilizes a 16 MB SDRAM memory to buffer four seconds of one of the satellite signals in order to bring it into time coincidence with the other for Maximal-ratio combining. SDRAM refers to synchronous Dynamic random access memory, a term that is used to describe dynamic random access memory that has a synchronous interface In Telecommunications maximal-ratio combining is a method of Diversity combining in which (a the signals from each channel are added together (b the On newer receivers that let you "pause" live radio, a dual-port PSRAM is employed to store up to 44 minutes of the selected channel. The baseband processor outputs digital audio over a Serial Peripheral Interface, which is fed to a D/A converter to produce the analog audio signal. The front-end of a Sirius receiver is called the head unit, required to display descriptive text (such as the category, channel, artist, and song name) and provide controls to the user. This is implemented by the third-party designers of Sirius-ready receivers, using a microprocessor of their choice.
In November 2004, a partnership between Sirius, Standard Broadcasting and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to introduce Sirius in Canada. Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Slaight Communications, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was CRTC may also stand for Cathode Ray Tube Controller. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC, in French Conseil Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The application was approved on June 16, 2005. Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The decision was appealed to the Canadian federal cabinet by a number of broadcasting, labour, and arts and culture organizations, including the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, CHUM Limited, and the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The Cabinet of Canada (Cabinet du Canada plays an important role in the Government of Canada, in accordance with the Westminster System. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (FRIENDS is a Canadian public interest group CHUM Limited was a media company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 1945-2007 The National Campus and Community Radio Association/L'Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires ( NCRA/ANREC) is a Non-profit organization of The groups objected to Sirius’ approach to and reduced levels of Canadian content and French language programming, along with the exclusion of Canadian non-commercial broadcasting. Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that Radio French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people After a lengthy debate, cabinet rejected the appeals on September 9, 2005. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sirius Canada was officially launched December 1, 2005. Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Slaight Communications, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In October 2006, Sirius announced that it was launching a new service named Sirius Internet Radio that would, for the first time, offer approximately 75 of the 135 Sirius channels worldwide to people other than subscribers to its satellite radio service. Prior to this, Sirius subscribers who had a satellite radio were also able to access many of the Sirius channels via the internet, using a special password, but the service operated at 32kbit/s and was only available to those who purchased a satellite radio receiver. In telecommunications Bit rate or Data transfer rate is the average number of Bits characters or blocks per unit time passing between equipment in a data transmission Sirius Internet Radio (SIR) is an internet-only subscription, allowing worldwide listeners to listen to the content without having to purchase a satellite radio receiver. The service also expands the number of channels that are available to Stiletto 100 users via WiFi. Wi-Fi (ˈwaɪfaɪ is the trade name for the popular wireless technology used