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6/24/2005

 
XM Expands Coverage of 'LIVE 8' Concerts to Seven Dedicated XM Channels and More Than 55 Hours of Live Performances From Around the World

London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia and Toronto Performances to be Broadcast on Dedicated XM Channels

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than 4 million subscribers, will expand its broadcast coverage of the LIVE 8 concerts to include every artist and every performance live from London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, and Barrie (Toronto). Offering the most comprehensive radio broadcast coverage with more than 55 hours of performances, XM will dedicate seven channels to the LIVE 8 performances on July 2 -- one for each city, plus an anchor channel that will cut to live performances in different cities around the globe. XM on-air hosts will be on location at various LIVE 8 concert sites.

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XM's exclusive satellite radio broadcasts of LIVE 8 will begin at 9 a.m. ET on July 2. Performances can be heard on the following XM channels:

XM Channel 40 - Live Global Coverage of LIVE 8 Performances
XM Channel 41 - LIVE 8 in London, live from Hyde Park
XM Channel 42 - LIVE 8 in Paris, live from Palais de Versailles
XM Channel 43 - LIVE 8 in Berlin, live from Siegessaule
XM Channel 44 - LIVE 8 in Rome, live from Circus Maximus
XM Channel 45 - LIVE 8 in Philadelphia, live from the Museum of Art
XM Channel 46 - LIVE 8 in Barrie, Canada, live from Park Place

In addition to these channels, XM's live, global coverage of LIVE 8 performances will be simulcast on XM LIVE (XM Channel 200). LIVE 8 performances from London will be simulcast on XM LIVE II (XM Channel 201).

Some of the music industry's most accomplished acts and biggest names will be performing at various LIVE 8 concerts around the world, including Annie Lennox, Barenaked Ladies, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, Coldplay, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Cure, Dave Matthews Band, Destiny's Child, Dido, Elton John, Faith Hill, Green Day, Jamiroquai, Jay-Z, Joss Stone, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Keith Urban, The Killers, Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Motley Crue, Paul McCartney, P Diddy, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Rob Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Scissor Sisters, Simple Plan, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Tegan & Sara, Tim McGraw, U2 and Velvet Revolver, among others.

The LIVE 8 broadcast will kick off XM's month-long celebration of live music. "JULIVE" will run throughout July across the XM platform with exclusive live performances from XM's massive live music archives. Complete information on XM's exclusive coverage of LIVE 8 and JULIVE is available at http://www.xmradio.com/.

XM is the leader in live music broadcasting. From the start, XM has brought live performances from thousands of artists in the state-of-the-art XM studios to its passionate subscribers. XM also continues to bring the best live performances from the nation's top concert venues and music festivals to its subscribers, including Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, South by Southwest (SxSW), Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic, Merlefest, the Shortlist Awards, Phish's Coventry show, the CMA Music Festival, Quincy Jones' We are the Future Concert, the Tsunami Aid benefit and Vote for Change.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM (NASDAQ:XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 4 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 67 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 64 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. XM Satellite Radio is the satellite radio leader in sports programming, offering thousands of live sporting events every year. XM is the official satellite radio network for Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the Indy Racing League, the PGA TOUR, and the college sports conferences ACC, Pac-10, and Big Ten. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM also is available in Avis, National, and Alamo rental cars. XM is the exclusive in-flight entertainment service for AirTran Airways, and will soon be available on JetBlue flights. Consumers can experience XM over the Internet through XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.com/. Soon, XM and America Online will launch the world's largest combined digital radio network to be promoted to an audience of 100 million consumers online. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-4-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.
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Source: XM Satellite Radio

CONTACT: David Butler of XM Satellite Radio, +1-202-380-4317,
david.butler@xmradio.com

Web site: http://www.xmradio.com/




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