CNN Headline News, XM Satellite Radio Announce Alliance

CNN Headline News Joins Three Other CNN Network Channels

Aug 07, 2001, 01:00 ET from CNN

    ATLANTA, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN Headline News and XM Satellite Radio,
 distributor of 100 channels of digital-quality radio, have signed an agreement
 that will dedicate an XM channel to continuous live audio of CNN Headline
 News.  With the addition of CNN Headline News, XM Satellite Radio will offer a
 total of four CNN channels: CNN Headline News, CNN/Sports Illustrated, CNN En
 Espanol, and CNNfn.
     "We are glad that the new Headline News will be one of the four CNN
 channel offerings on XM Satellite Radio," said Teya Ryan, executive vice
 president and general manager of CNN Headline News.  "Now, XM listeners will
 hear real news, real fast wherever there's satellite radio."
     "CNN Headline News makes a powerful addition to XM's programming lineup,"
 said XM's senior vice president of new business development, Steve Gavenas.
 "XM listeners will be able to tap CNN Headline News' superb coverage of major
 news stories, around the clock, as they hit and develop, whether they are in
 traffic, on the way home or driving across country."
     XM (Nasdaq:   XMSR) will offer 100 channels of digital-quality sound coast-
 to-coast: 71 music channels, more than 30 of them commercial-free, and 29
 news, sports and talk channels, for a monthly subscription fee.  XM will
 launch commercial service September 12, initially in San Diego and Dallas/Ft.
 Worth, throughout the Southwest in mid-October and nationally in early
     XM won several awards at the International Consumer Electronic Show in
 January 2001; including "Best of CES" in the automotive category.  XM's
 strategic investors include America's leading car, radio and satellite TV
 companies.  These radios will be available through retailers nationwide
 including Best Buy, Circuit City, Sears and Crutchfield.  For more
 information, visit the corporate Web site at .
     CNN Newsource Sales, Inc., a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System,
 Inc., an AOL Time Warner Company, is the premiere provider of news and
 information resources to the local news industry.  The division is dedicated
 to the sales and marketing of CNN Newsource and its services, including CNN
 Newsource Feeds -- regional, national, and international news, sports and
 Newsource-produced franchise pieces; CNN Newsource Live -- dependable live
 opportunities via eleven dedicated correspondents on the scene of breaking
 news and select feature stories; CNN Marketsource -- localized live reports
 from the floor of the NYSE; CNN Newsbeam -- satellite time and fiber use at
 competitive rates; CNN Newsource on Demand, CNN Local Link, CNN Live Breaking
 Coverage, CNN ImageSource, Noticiero CNN Internacional, CNN/US and CNN
 Headline News Excerpting, and CNN Headline News Half-Hour Programs.  CNN
 Newsource Sales also distributes market-exclusive news resources; including
 PARENTING, Daily News from Entertainment Weekly, Mrs. Fixit(R) and A.D.A.M.(R)
 Version 2.0.
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