XM Canada to broadcast three Champ Car races
XM Canada (TSX: XSR) announced today that it will broadcast live and taped coverage of the Canadian stops on the Champ Car World Series circuit beginning June 30 on XM Channel 205.
Hosted by Raceline Radio's Erik Tomas and 1998 Formula Atlantic Champion Lee Bentham, Champ Car race coverage of the inaugural Champ Car Grand Prix of Mont-Tremblant begins at 2 p.m. EDT on June 30 and runs until July 1. Listeners can experience the thrills of the race track with exclusive interviews and turn-by-turn coverage from the historical Circuit Mont-Tremblant. The coverage moves to Toronto on July 7 and 8 for the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto and to Edmonton on July 21 and 22 for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Edmonton.
"The addition of the Champ Car World Series reinforces our commitment to offer our subscribers the very best in exciting sports coverage," said Ross Davies, vice president of programming of XM Canada. "With the broadcast of the Canadian events, we are bringing the roar of the sport to all motor racing fans regardless of where they live."
"Canadians love motor sports and the Champ Car coverage gives them even more reasons to listen to XM," said Steve Johnson, president of Champ Car. "And with XM Canada's extensive network coverage, we will be able to reach out to fans across the country."
XM Canada subscribers can hear Champ Car Radio Network live on XM Channel 205 beginning at 2 p.m. EDT on June 30. The Champ Car Radio Network is produced by Aflalo Communications Inc. in cooperation with Wise Broadcasting.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada through its subsidiary, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. XM is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best satellite coverage in the country and offering a unique lineup of premier Canadian and international content.
With 120 channels, XM Canada offers listeners the most channels of unique and exclusive programming including the most NHLTM games, PGA TOURTM and Major League Baseball coverage, the deepest play list, and news, talk, sports, entertainment and children's programming. After this season, XM will become the exclusive provider of NHL games on satellite radio. Acura, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki and Subaru will offer XM radios in more than 115 different models of vehicles for model year 2007.
XM Canada has an exclusive Canadian license from U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio Inc., the leading satellite radio provider in the U.S. with more than 8 million subscribers. XM is offered on TELUS Mobile Radio and on Rogers Communications wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and pre-installed radios are available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles. A live stream of selected XM Canada channels is available via a three-day complimentary trial of XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.ca. To subscribe to XM Canada online or for more information about XM Canada's programming lineup and radio choice, visit www.xmradio.ca