SIRIUS Canada pledges $80,000 (Canadian) ensuring continued success of the program. SIRIUS Canada today announced that they will be the official presenter of the 2006 and 2007 editions of Les Francouvertes. SIRIUS' participation in this event is another step in honouring the company's commitment to the development of Canadian music talent. Les Francouvertes is one of the most respected francophone music competitions in Canada, and is dedicated to the development of emerging artists. In addition, the final performances of the event will be broadcast by SIRIUS Canada on its French Music Channels Bande Ã part (Channel 93) and Astral's Energie2 (Channel 193 only on the Canadian line up), providing these emerging artists with important visibility and access to both the Canadian and US marketplace.