Jay Thomas on Letterman

Saturday, October 21, 2006

SIRIUS Stars Jay Thomas will on David Letterman Wednesday October 25th.

He will be plugging Sirius Internet Radio, and his new movie Santa Clause 3, were Thomas is the Easter Bunny.

Each year for over 10 years Jay Thomas has been on Letterman around Christmas trying to knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas tree with a Football. More on that here..


Monday, October 16, 2006

SIRIUS sent this PR out today..

They used this line in their PR:
Howard Stern Two-Day, Free Worldwide Event to Launch SIRIUS Internet Radio

So guess what, the world picked up on it.. more via Satellite Standard

Here is something from a German online Newspaper:

Sirius satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) meldete heute den Start von SiriusInternet Radio (SIR), eine reine Internetversion seines Satelliten-Radiodienstes in CD-Qualität. Für den Start der Verfügbarkeit von SIR können Zuhörer am 25. und 26. Oktober über SIRIUS.com The Howard Stern Show und die beiden 24/7-Kanäle von Stern kostenlos empfangen.

An diesen beiden Tagen wird Stern seine tägliche, unzensierte, mindestens vierstündige Show übertragen. Die Show, für die er nach 20 Jahren terrestrischen Radios mehr als bereit ist. Zuhörer können sich jetzt unter http://www.sirius.com/howard für eine kostenlose Probe von Siriusregistrieren und sich ab dem 25. Oktober anmelden, um Stern anzuhören.

Scott Greenstein, Präsident für Unterhaltung und Sport bei SIRIUS, sagte: "Die erstmalige Verfügbarkeit einer Live-Show Howards für ein weltweites Publikum ist ein beispielloses Ereignis in der Geschichte des Radios. Zuhörer können jetzt erhalten, was ihnen bisher gefehlt hat: Howard auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere und mehr als 75 Kanäle des "Best Radio on the Radio". Jetzt ist es auch das beste Radio im Internet."

"Siriuszu hören ist jetzt noch bequemer als jemals zuvor. Es gibt keinen anderen Internet-Radiodienst, der seinen Zuhörern unseren exklusiven Mix von werbefreier Musik und dynamischem Talk, sowie Unterhaltungs- und Sportprogramme bietet", sagte Greenstein von SIRIUS.

SiriusInternet Radio besteht aus mehr als 75 Kanälen, zu denen auch 64 Musikkanäle zählen. Darunter Spartenprogramme wie Elvis Radio, Shade 45 von Eminem, ein Rolling Stones Radio sowie ein The Who-Kanal. (eres)

SIRIUS going World Wide FOR FREE, for 2 days

On October 25th & 26th, SIRIUS will give away Sirius Internet Radio and Howard Stern. The regular monthly cost for SIRIUS Internet Radio is $12.95 or $2.99 to upgrade the basic internet feed, SIRIUS Internet Radio lets you hear 75 channels (64 music channels) over the internet.

SIRIUS has posted this page... ALSO it is important to note the video on this page, SIRIUS is marketing to the World Wide Market.

GSI: has a reporter in Germany who is using the new Stiletto and its WIFI connection. Read more here..


Toronto Raptors Choose SIRIUS

Thursday, October 12, 2006

SIRIUS Canada Inc. and the Toronto Raptors today announced an exclusive multi-year sponsorship and marketing agreement which will see SIRIUS Canada become the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. SIRIUS Canada's agreement with the Toronto Raptors builds on SIRIUS Satellite Radio's existing relationship with the NBA as the Official Satellite Radio Provider.

As part of the exclusive three year agreement, SIRIUS Canada receives exclusive rights to use the Toronto Raptors logo in marketing and promotional activities and will receive high-visibility advertising placements throughout the Air Canada Centre as well as on-court and special event promotions during Raptors games.

More via Broadcastermagazine.com

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

SIRIUS Sportster 4 accessories
SIRIUS Universal Car Dock
SIRIUS Sportster 4 Mounts Kit
SIRIUS Sportster 4 Standalone receiver
SIRIUS Universal Home Dock
Sirius home power adapter
SIRIUS Universal Car Kit
SIRIUS Universal Home Kit

Audiovox shares sink without SIRIUS and XM Problems

Shares of Audiovox Corp. tumbled on Wednesday, a day after the consumer electronics firm reported a worse-than-expected quarterly loss, largely due to a sharp sales decline in mobile radios.

Sales mobile electronics, which represents 62% of sales, fell 14% to $67.4 million, after Audiovox stopped selling Sirius satellite radio units and voluntarily suspended sales of its XM Express radio because it failed to meet federal standards. The company was also hurt by declining SUV sales and one of its car audio suppliers went out of business.

Via New York Business

NPR will be harder to receive in parts of Ohio

Looks like NPR is losing some FM transmitters in Adam county Ohio. The "News Democrat" is telling its readers to get SIRIUS!

"NPR is supposed to serve underserved or disadvantaged areas - this definitely includes us," said concerned citizen Steve Boehme. "We will be be the only one of the three bought that will not have a secondary NPR source. Meanwhile, frequencies aren't cheap. (If we want NPR) we will have to buy Sirius radio to get it."

Read the full story here

Howard Stern Still Reigns In The Lycos 50

For the sixth year in a row, Howard Stern continues his reign as the most-searched-for talk radio personality on the Web, according to the Lycos 50, a weekly list of the most popular people, places and things that Web users search for everyday. Lycos says that Stern generated 232 percent more online interest in 2006 than the #2 host on the list, Adam Corolla. Since his move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January, Stern's online interest has dipped only 15 percent, and search activity for Sirius increased 1,300 percent in 2005 and another 128 percent in 2006.

More Via FMQB

Zing CEO Tim Bucher shows off Stiletto


Zing CEO Tim Bucher shows off a radio that brings you Sirius, has MP3 storage and Wi-Fi and records content you like. But you have to be Sirius subscriber to get one. Zing was one of the companies showing off new technologies at DemoFall 2006 in San Diego on Sept. 26, 2006.

Via Cnet.com

The Stiletto 100 Hits Germany

Monday, October 09, 2006

GSI: Exclusive
Our good friends at TSS Radio sent us out a brand new Stiletto 100. I live in Germany and we wanted to see how the WiFi would work in Europe. So here is what we did, we activated the radio before it left the United States, to let it get the updates from the birds. Then shipped it international express DHL, on FRIDAY, and it got here today! MONDAY!! Right out of the DHL box the Stiletto packing was very extractive. When I was in the United States I owned an S50, and have been using over here with as a Mp3 player. Right away you can tell SIRIUS really thought this one out. The user interface is so easy to use. I scrolled right to SIRIUS internet radio, it found my local WiFi access point in my house, asked for the WAP code then the music started to flow. As most S100 owners know right now the 129Kbps internet radio stream is not on the Stiletto yet.. GSI is told that this will happen “soon” right now the audio is not the best over the WiFi but it works and it is not a band width hog. I did some testing driving around, and was able to pick up many hotspots, and enjoyed the live content. It is important to note that in Germany Hotspots are all over the place, and a good deal of them are open. Most of the time I have had to play with the S100 was in my home on my own network. You can see in the photo the Stiletto next to my T-COM Speedport, aka my wireless router. Coverage in my 4 story house was just fine, and I also cut my grass today with the S100 in m pocket, only once did it buffer. I’m very impressed with the display when streaming internet radio, it looks like you are getting content off the birds. If anyone is wondering there is no sat signal in Germany.. I also loaded a crap load of Mp3s off my computer, to me the load time was MUCH faster then the S50. So our little test of the S100 in Europe will go on, and I will keep you up to date on it. Once SIRIUS gets the better quality audio streaming on the Stiletto they have a BIG market in Germany with thousands of Americans stationed over here, be it military, or other international companies people want the content over here. I personally know of many who have subscribed to SIRIUS Internet Radio online, and are in love with getting the Music, Stern, and other SIRIUS channels. I love to listen to Jay Thomas, BUT SIRIUS Stars is not listed on my S100.. Why is this?!??! SIRIUS you need to get this FIXED ASAP.

So our review of the Stiletto is not for the average person in the USA, but if you travel, or know someone living around the world, this is a cool development. Now for a few review of the S100 check out our alliance partner Satellite Standard Group, they will have a full review very soon..

So here are the pros and cons:


WORLD WIDE Coverage with Internet Radio

Better user interface

Very Easy to use

Bight and colorful display

Buttons in right space


Not full 129kbps audio on internet radio (YET?)

Headphone jack out the bottom of the unit

No belt clip

Only 802.11b WiFi

Can not use pay-per-use hotspots (YET?)

So I will update you on how it is working over here, also post photos of the Stiletto around Europe. We are going to make the S100 the most traveled unit in the world, look for photos in a few weeks, when the S100 will make a Trip to Prague, Munich, and this winter we are going to take it skiing in the Alps!

Thanks again to TSS-RADIO, for sending out the first S100 to Europe! You can get you S100 from TSS-RADIO here. If you have any questions about the Stiletto in Europe email me fritz@getsiriusinfo.com

Monster Astro: Three-Zone Sirius Tuner

Friday, October 06, 2006

Via Orbitcast.com
Monster is breaking into the home automation market with a suite of products called Einstein, set to soft-launch at CES 2007 (full launch expected in March).

Einstein is not a whole system, but rather a series of components - allowing for a scalable home automation setup. But this isn't about Einstein (you can read about that here and here).

Nope, this is about one of the Einstein components, the Astro (pictured).

The Astro is a three-zone Sirius Satellite Radio tuner. Three-zone as in three different separate channels in three different rooms. Three-zone tuners don't come cheap apparently - the Astro will run you $1,500 (preliminary pricing).

The Monster Einstein is a Linux-based system that supports 1gb over Ethernet, as well as 802.11g/n, Z-Wave and BlueTooth wireless protocols. Whether or not this is how the Astro is able to handle three-zones without three separate subscriptions, via Sirius Internet Radio, is unknown but that would be my assumption. The Astro is fully functional as a stand-alone device.


Subscriber Update

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Passes 5.1 Million Subscribers

* Five Million Subscriber Mark Reached During Third Quarter 2006
* Industry Leader In Net Subscriber Additions For The Fourth Consecutive Quarter
* Company Reaffirms 2006 Subscriber Guidance

Stilleto Free WIFI spot list

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

For anyone out there who has already has got there hands on a Stiletto, here is something that may be of interest to you. Some of the folks over at SIRIUS Backstage Forum have put together a list of free WIFI Hotspots around the country. If you are looking for local spots to connect your Stiletto to the net and rock out, look no further.

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