Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the satellite radio broadcaster, today announced service will be available beginning this week in nine additional states and the District of Columbia, bringing the total number of states to 37.
"As part of our accelerated nationwide service roll out, Sirius will launch on June 1 in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, upstate New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC," said Guy Johnson, executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Sirius. "As of tomorrow, we will be available in more than three-quarters of the United States and we'll be heading down the homestretch with only 11 more states to activate. Sirius remains on target for our expected nationwide service availability date of July 1."
Service is already available throughout the western, Midwestern and southern parts of the country including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Sirius radios can be purchased at national retail stores such as Circuit City and Best Buy, as well as local audio retailers in selected markets.
From its three satellites orbiting directly over the U.S., Sirius (http://www.sirius.com) broadcasts 100 channels of digital quality radio to motorists throughout the continental United States for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95. Sirius delivers 60 original channels of completely commercial-free music in virtually every genre, and 40 world-class sports, news and entertainment channels. Sirius has agreements to install AM/FM/SAT radios in Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Mazda, Dodge, Jeep(r), Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Kenwood, Clarion and Jensen satellite receivers, including models that can adapt any car stereo to receive Sirius, as well as home and portable products, will be available at retailers such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics and Crutchfield.