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Encyclopedia > XM Canada
XM Radio Canada
Type Public Satellite radio(TSX: XSR.SV)
Founded 2002
Location Toronto, Ontario
Key people Stephen Tapp, President and COO
John Bitove, Chairman and CEO
Ross Davies, Vice President, Programming
Industry Broadcasting
Products Satellite Radio,
Revenue $1,146,010 CAD (Q106)
Net Income $58,000,000 CAD (Q106)
Employees 75
Website www.xmradio.ca
www.cdnsatrad.com

XM Radio Canada is the operating name of Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (or "CSR"), a Canadian communications and media company, which was incorporated in 2002 to broadcast satellite radio in Canada. XM Radio Canada was one of the first three licensed satellite radio services in Canada. Galaxie and MaxTrax are licensed satellite-delivered music streams distributed by direct broadcast satellite and digital cable services, requiring satellite dishes or coaxial cable lines not required by the XM or Sirius systems. This is the logo for XM satellite radio. ... 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. ... TSX logo The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canadas largest stock exchange, North Americas third largest stock exchange, and the sixth largest in the world. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... John I. Bitove, (Jr. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Revenue is a US business term for the amount of money that a company can receive from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... Canadian One Dollar Coin (Loonie) The dollar (currency code CAD) has been the currency of Canada since 1858. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Canadian One Dollar Coin (Loonie) The dollar (currency code CAD) has been the currency of Canada since 1858. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... 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. ... Galaxie is a Canadian digital broadcasting service, which offers 45 commercial-free music channels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, for distribution with digital cable or direct broadcast satellite services. ... MaxTrax is a Canadian digital broadcasting service, which offers music channels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, for distribution with digital cable or direct broadcast satellite services. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also refered to as direct-to-home signals. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Radio-grade flexible coaxial cable. ...

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History

On August 19, 2003, Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the parent company of CSR, filed its initial application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a broadcast license to provide subscription based digital radio service in Canada. In June 2005, the CRTC awarded the company a six year license to commence broadcasing in Canada. Two other licenses were issued at the same time: one to Sirius Canada, a satellite service owned by Sirius Satellite Radio in partnership with Standard Broadcasting and the CBC, and a terrestrial based license for CHUM Limited, in conjunction with Astral Media. XM Radio Canada started transmissions across Canada on November 22, 2005, and launched officially on December 1, 2005. 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. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is a satellite radio (DARS) service based in New York City that provides 68 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment to the United States and Canada. ... 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. ... CHUM-City Building, the headquarters of CHUM Limited. ... Astral Media Inc. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Corporate Structure

XM Radio Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (CSR Holdings). CSR Holdings TSX: XSR.SVis a publicly traded company on the TSX Exchange. On November 2005, CSR Holdings filed a prospectus with SEDAR to become a public corporation on the TSX exchange. Chairman, founder and CEO John Bitove, a Canadian Businessman, owns and/or controls 58% of CSR Holdings, while the American company XM Satellite Radio owns 23% of CSR Holdings. The remaining 19% forms the publicly traded float on the TSX stock exchange. XMSR granted an exclusive 10 year license to XM Radio Canada to broadcast and distribute its content and to use its XM brand name. At the end of the 10 years, XM Radio Canada has the option to renew the license for an additional 5 years. TSX logo The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canadas largest stock exchange, North Americas third largest stock exchange, and the sixth largest in the world. ... John I. Bitove, (Jr. ... XM Satellite Radio Holdings (XM) NASDAQ: XMSR is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States and Canada. ...


XM Radio Canada has strategic alliances with Corus Entertainment, Telesat Canada, General Motors, and Honda. XM Radio Canada has not yet announced any strategic partnership with Toyota Canada, although Toyota is an established partner of XM Satellite Radio Inc. in the United States. Corus Entertainment (TSX: CJR.NV.B) NYSE: CJR is a Canadian entertainment company, headquarted in Calgary, Alberta, which owns television networks, digital music channels and 50 radio stations across Canada. ... Telesat Canada is a Canadian satellite communications company owned by BCE Inc. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... For other uses, see Honda (disambiguation). ...


XM Radio Canada Content

XM Radio Canada offers listeners more than 90 channels, including 100-per-cent commercial-free music as well as news, talk, sports and children's programming across Canada via satellite. XM Radio Canada also offers 40 NHL hockey games per week, and becomes the exclusive broadcaster of more than 1,000 NHL games starting with the 2007-2008 season. As of March 2006, XM Radio Canada now offers every Major League Baseball game, and the PGA Tour Network. The company programs, produces and distributes eight new Canadian channels (four in English and four in French) with formats such as music, sports, comedy, and news, in addition to the existing XM service. XM Radio Canada uses the existing 3 XM satellites: Rock, Roll and Rhythm, as well as a system of ground repeaters across Canada to broadcast a subscription radio service to Canadians. XM Radio Canada currently programs the following on-air channels for XM Satellite Radio Inc. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

  • The Verge (XM52) - New and emerging Canadian rock music. This channel sticks to the up and coming talent and doesn't play the more established Canadian rock artists. Broadcast in English.
  • Air Musique (XM100) - New and emerging music. Broadcast in French.
  • Sur La Route (XM102) - Pop hits. Broadcast in French.
  • Laugh Attack (XM153) - Canadian stand-up and comedy routines. Like XM's own XM Comedy, this channel is completely uncensored. Broadcast in English.
  • SportPlus (XM172) - News, talk, information and entertainment channel that also features NHL Play-by-Play. Broadcast in French.
  • MLB Play-by-Play (XM179) - Major League Baseball information, scores, updates and short specials are produced for this channel, and loop on the other MLB play-by-play channels occasionally when out of service. All Toronto Blue Jays games are broadcast on this channel.
  • Home Ice (XM204) - National Hockey League talk and play by play. Features hockey talk and programming in the daytime hours and games in the nighttime hours. Broadcast in English.
  • Canada 360 (XM244) - Looping news and information reel that covers news, business, and other forms of information for Canada. Broadcast in English.
  • Quoi de Neuf (XM245) - Looping news and information reel that covers news, business, and other forms of information for Canada. Broadcast in French.

XM Radio Canada also signed an exclusive deal with the NHL to start broadcasting all NHL games beginning in 2007. This means that Sirius Canada, the current broadcaster of NHL games on satellite radio, will cease its NHL programming content at the end of 2006. Air Musique is an XM Satellite Radio channel featuring new and emerging world music, such as punk, hip-hop, metal, electronic and alternative rock music. ... Sur La Route is an XM Satellite Radio channel featuring hit music, new and old. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Home Ice is XM Satellite Radios talk channel dedicated to the National Hockey League. ...


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