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Encyclopedia > Sirius Canada
Sirius Canada
Type Private Satellite radio
Founded 2005
Headquarters Markham, Ontario, Canada
Key people Mark Redmond, President and CEO
Industry Broadcasting
Products Satellite Radio,
Website www.siriuscanada.ca

Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Standard Broadcasting, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was one of three services licensed by the CRTC on June 16, 2005 to introduce satellite radio service to Canada. Image File history File linksMetadata Siriuslogocleanup. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Standard Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (DARS) services operating in the United States and Canada. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ...


The service's conditions of license provide for a minimum of eight Canadian-produced channels, and a maximum distribution of nine American services per Canadian channel.


Unlike its competitor, XM Radio Canada, Sirius Canada is a private company, and therefore not required to release quarterly financial result data. XM Radio Canada is the operating name of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. ...

Contents

Subscription package

The initial lineup was announced on November 2, 2005, and will include 100 channels, including 10 Canadian services. This is a list of SIRIUS Satellite Radio stations. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


CBC Programming

CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... News is any new information or current events. ... CBC Radio 3 consists of four major parts all devoted to Canadian arts and music: a Sirius Satellite Radio station (channel 94), an 8. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... Bandeapart is a website devoted to Canadian arts and music. ... Infoplus is a French language news and information radio station, programmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for Sirius Satellite Radio. ... Radio Canada International (RCI) is the international broadcasting service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ...

Standard Broadcasting Programming

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Astral Media and Score Media Programming

Five of these channels (Radio One, Radio 3, Première Plus, Bandeapart and iceberg) are also offered on the US Sirius network. Astral Media Inc. ... Score Media Group (TSX: SCR) is a Canadian media company. ... RockDétente is a network of French-language adult contemporary radio stations broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Énergie is a network of French-language Top 40 outlets broadcasting throughout the province of Quebec, in Eastern Canada. ... Hardcore Sports is a Canadian sports radio channel, owned and operated by Score Media. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


In June of 2006, Sirius also added an audio simulcast of The Weather Network on Channel 185. Morning on-air personalities Kim MacDonald and Chris Murphy on December 9, 2005. ...


Contrary to some initial expectations, CBC Radio Two and Espace musique are not included, at least in part because, as their terrestrial CRTC licences allow nearly 80% of "special interest" (i.e. classical, jazz) music to be foreign, they would not be in compliance with the CRTC's mandate that Canadian-produced satellite radio channels carry 85 per cent Canadian content. CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Espace musique is the French language musical radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the national public broadcaster in Canada. ... Canadian content (cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ...


Sirius Canada's license prohibits them from broadcasting "localized" content such as local or regional newscasts, weather forecasts or traffic reports. As a result the Radio One feed does not include local programs or weather forecasts. Instead, the network's local programming blocks are filled with repeat airings of other CBC programming. Stations in Canadas CBC Radio One network each produce some local programming in addition to the network schedule. ...


The Canadian subscription package of 100 channels includes the 10 Canadian channels listed above and most, but not all of the US channels. List of Sirius Satellite Radio stations includes a graphic notation of which services are and are not available in Canada. This is a list of SIRIUS Satellite Radio stations. ...


On April 24, 2006, it was announced that Sirius would become the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster for Canadian Football League games, beginning with the launch of the 2006 CFL season on June 16. [1] April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ...


Other differences

In addition to the differences in programming there are some other minor differences between Sirius Canada and the US.


When Sirius Canada launched, it did not offer signup over the internet; instead, new customers had to activate over the phone. Currently Sirius Canada offers activation over the phone, and internet activation with a reduced activation fee. As of October 2006, Sirius Canada allows internet streaming of material to subscribers.


The selection of Sirius-compatible radios sold in Canadian retail channels is limited to only the Sirius One, the Sirius Starmate, the Sirius Starmate Replay, the Sirius XACT XTR3CK and the Sirius Sportster Replay. In particular no battery powered portable receiver is currently being sold. However, people report that Sirius Canada will allow receivers purchased in the US to be activated on the Sirius Canada system.


It is possible to activate receivers purchased in Canada on the US network or vise versa but the receiver's firmware is different and if you do this you will have a chance that some of the 11 channels listed in the Made in Canada section will be missing.


Howard Stern

Main article: Howard Stern Show

On September 2, 1997, Canadian radio stations Q107 (Toronto) and CHOM (Montreal) began airing the Howard Stern Show. That day, Stern called the French "peckerheads" and said that "the French should bend over for me the way they did for Hitler". That broadcast, and others, led to thousands of complaints to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. As a result of the complaints Q107 continued to air the Stern show but with an eight-minute tape delay and some bleeping. CHOM stopped airing Stern in August of 1998, and Q107 did the same in November 2001. Corus Entertainment dropped Stern because they wanted to return Q107 to an all music, classic rock format. It was also problematic that Stern had been available since early 2001 on WBUF, Buffalo without the twenty minute delay or onerous editing that was taking place on Q107. Stern later announced his move to Sirius, effective January 2006, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no jurisdiction over content on subscription-based services such as cable television or satellite radio. However, the CRTC has always held content jurisdiction over content on cable services and is apparently able to regulate satellite radio content as well. The Howard Stern Show is Howard Sterns radio show heard four or five days (Monday-Thursday / Monday-Friday) a week on Howard 100 (west coast feed on channel Howard 101), a Sirius Satellite Radio station. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CILQ is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 107. ... CHOM-FM is an English language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ... The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is an independent, non-governmental organization created by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters to administer standards established by its members, Canadas private broadcasters. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Tape delay (broadcasting). ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FCCs official seal. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...


Sirius Canada's licence decision made no explicit reference to Stern but does obligate the company to maintain the same standards (i.e. the CAB's Sex-role Portrayal Code) as for conventional stations. The decision also recognizes Sirius's ability to air "adult" programming in separate packages, but even these must comply with the Code. (By way of comparison, even adult content from Canadian pay-per-view providers is subject to review prior to broadcast, to ensure compliance with the Code.) Canadian Association of Broadcasters is an organization representing Canadas private television and radio networks, established in 1926, it has over 600 members. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Sirius Canada later announced that Howard Stern's two channels, Howard 100 and Howard 101, would not be available to its Canadian customers. Naturally this has generated negative response from Canadian fans of Stern, some of whom have claimed that they would not subscribe to any service absent the two Stern channels. According to Gary Slaight, CEO of Standard Broadcasting: ugly Allen whore (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. ...

The CRTC, who we are licensed to, would eventually force us to take Stern down, because we have standards we have to abide by in this country when you own a broadcasting licence. (source)

Nonetheless, pressure from fans, many of whom were reportedly continuing to purchase grey-market Sirius U.S. receivers, continued to build. For instance, Josef Radomski, a Canadian writer, announced on the January 11, 2006 Howard Stern Show that he had started an online petition to bring Stern to Sirius Canada. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, the CRTC had not in fact banned Stern's broadcast in Canada — Sirius Canada instead chose not to risk provoking an issue with the broadcast regulator. Nonetheless, there is some ambiguity in the licence conditions. Some media commentators suggested that Sirius Canada's reluctance to carry Stern had less to do with regulatory concerns and more to do with unwillingness to pay the American company's syndication fees for the program. Others might argue that Sirius Canada was simply trying to avoid the public relations and regulatory battle that would likely follow if it decided to carry Stern. In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ...


When Sirius Canada finally announced on February 1, 2006 — three months after the Canadian service's launch — that the Howard 100 channel would be made available to all subscribers effective the following Monday [2], the announcement was covered by most media outlets but did not generate any significant backlash.


Mid-May 2006, Sirius Canada announced that it will be adding Howard 101 to its lineup. The channel has been made availble to listeners in June of 2006 as part of a 10-channel addition to Sirius Canada's channel lineup.


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sirius Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1168 words)
Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Standard Broadcasting, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was one of three services licensed by the CRTC on June 16, 2005 to introduce satellite radio service to Canada.
Sirius Canada's licence decision made no explicit reference to Stern but does obligate the company to maintain the same standards (i.e.
Sirius Canada later announced that Howard Stern's two channels, Howard 100 and Howard 101, would not be available to its Canadian customers.
Sirius Satellite Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1926 words)
Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 68 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment.
The dog in the Sirius logo (Sirius is referred to as the "Dog Star") 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' satellites are called Radiosat (instead of after the company name), due to there already being a previous fleet of satellites launched also named SIRIUS, launched by Sweden's NSAB (Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, or Nordic Satellite AB) and used for general telecommunications and satellite tv throughout Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia.
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