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XM Satellite Radio Wins Top Honors at CES 2006

XM unveiled players that receive live satellite radio and play MP3 music (January 13, 2006)

XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than six million subscribers, won top honors for its ground-breaking satellite radios at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev.

XM unveiled the world's first portable audio players that receive live satellite radio and play MP3 music, combining the two most popular forms of audio entertainment of the past 20 years. Samsung and Pioneer plan to introduce the next-generation XM2go radios -- the Samsung Helix and Pioneer Inno -- at retail in the first quarter of 2006.

The Pioneer Inno XM2go won the Best of CES 2006 People's Voice Award hosted by CNET. Dr. Stell Patsiokas, XM executive vice president of technology and engineering, accepted the prestigious award from CNET editors Brian Cooley, Tom Merritt, and Molly Wood during a ceremony at CES. "More than 5,000 of you voted in our online poll, and your clear choice was the Pioneer Inno," CNET said.

The Pioneer Inno also won Last Gadget Standing, the annual CES competition hosted by PC Magazine. The online audience chose the Pioneer Inno among ten cutting-edge products picked by editors and online visitors.

In addition to these honors, XM's first-generation XM2go radio, the Delphi MyFi, received Editor's Choice Awards from the consumer electronics magazines Sound & Vision and E-Gear at separate events during CES. Plus, five XM products were recognized as honorees for the Innovations 2006 Awards, which recognize outstanding product engineering and design, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the host of CES.

These award-winning products complement XM's industry-leading programming, which offers the most commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk and entertainment channels on satellite radio. Exclusive shows on XM include one- of-a-kind music programs hosted by music legend Bob Dylan, hip-hop superstars Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, rock hero Tom Petty, and jazz giant Wynton Marsalis. XM is also the exclusive satellite radio home for public radio icon Bob Edwards, Opie & Anthony, Air America, Major League Baseball, World Cup Soccer, NASCAR, "Good Morning America Radio," and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

About XM Satellite Radio

XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than six million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM offers 160 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music, premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit

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