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7/06/2005

 
Best of 'LIVE 8' to Air on XM Satellite Radio Beginning July 9

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than 4.4 million subscribers, will encore the best performances and interviews from XM's comprehensive LIVE 8 coverage with "LIVE 8 Replay Weekends."

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Beginning on Saturday, July 9, XM will air all-star performances from LIVE 8 concerts around the world and exclusive, backstage interviews (including some previously unaired interviews) along with commentary from the XM on-air personalities who covered this historic musical event. The LIVE 8 Replay Weekends will devote 48 hours every weekend in July, from 12 midnight ET on Saturday through 12 midnight ET on Monday, on XM LIVE (XM Channel 200).

"The LIVE 8 Replay Weekends will provide XM subscribers with plenty of opportunities to experience anything they might have missed the first time around from XM's comprehensive radio broadcast coverage of more than 55 hours of live performances across seven channels," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming for XM Satellite Radio. "We're happy to be sharing again all of these amazing live performances with XM subscribers, especially since the initial response to our LIVE 8 coverage has been so overwhelmingly positive."

XM's LIVE 8 Replay Weekends will feature performances and backstage interviews from Barenaked Ladies, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Cure, Dave Matthews Band, Destiny's Child, Dido, Elton John, Green Day, Jay-Z, Joss Stone, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Keith Urban, The Killers, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Paul McCartney, P Diddy, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Rob Thomas, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Teegan & Sara, U2 and Velvet Revolver, among others.

Also during July, XM channels across the platform will feature "LIVE 8 Artist Takeovers." Broadcast uncut and in-sequence, listeners will be able to hear LIVE 8 performances from their favorite artists on their favorite XM channels.

These LIVE 8 specials are part of XM's month-long celebration of live music. "JULIVE" runs throughout July across the XM platform with exclusive live performances from XM's massive live music archives. Complete information on XM's exclusive encore broadcasts 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 4.4 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; 65 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: Anne-Taylor Griffith of XM Satellite Radio, +1-202-380-4151,
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Web site: http://www.xmradio.com/
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