Dedicated Led Zeppelin Channel to Launch Exclusively on XM Beginning November 8 "XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel" To Feature U.S. Premiere of "The Song

Remains the Same" Reissue with Previously Unreleased Material, Interviews

with Led Zeppelin and More



    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Radio will launch a new
 channel dedicated to the music of rock icons Led Zeppelin on November 8, it
 was announced today. The new channel, "XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel"
 (XM 59), will feature the band's complete audio catalog, interviews with
 band members and other unique content that celebrates the musical
 contributions of Led Zeppelin. On the day the channel launches XM will also
 offer the U.S. premiere of the forthcoming re-issued two-disc soundtrack
 for the band's landmark concert film "The Song Remains the Same," which
 features six previously unreleased songs from Led Zeppelin's 1973 Madison
 Square Garden shows.
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     XM's U.S. premiere of "The Song Remains the Same" soundtrack reissue
 will air in its entirety at 12 midnight ET on November 8 with encore
 broadcasts airing all day to kick off "XM LED."
     "With this channel, XM has curated the comprehensive Led Zeppelin
 experience," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming, XM.
 "Often cited as a primary influence for a who's who of modern day
 musicians, Led Zeppelin is one of the most important rock acts from the
 last half-century and 'XM LED' will provide fans with the sounds and
 insights that have made them such enduring rock icons."
     The launch of "XM LED" is the first of several highly-anticipated
 milestones for Led Zeppelin. In addition to the re-release of "The Song
 Remains the Same" soundtrack and DVD, the band is also issuing
 "Mothership," a 24-track re-mastered career retrospective; making its
 entire musical catalog available digitally; and taking to the stage for a
 reunion performance headlining the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert in London.
     Led Zeppelin is one of music's most celebrated rock bands. They
 produced some of the greatest albums in recording history and are
 constantly considered amongst the greatest popular musicians of all time,
 both collectively and individually. The band formed in 1968 from the then
 recently disbanded group "The Yardbirds," when guitarist Jimmy Page brought
 in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones and began touring as "The
 New Yardbirds" before changing their name to Led Zeppelin.
     In 1969, their self-titled debut album was released and is regarded as
 one of the pivotal records in the creation of heavy rock. They have sold
 over 300 million albums worldwide and, in 1995, the band was inducted into
 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
     "XM LED" will be available through May 8, 2008. XM's Lou Brutus will
 serve as program director for the channel. Programming information for the
 channel will be available online at http://www.xmradio.com/ledzeppelin .
     About XM
     XM (Nasdaq:   XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with
 more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in
 Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in
 Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170
 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music,
 premier sports, news, talk radio, 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,
 Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available in 140
 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are
 available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. 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 3-1-07. Copies of the
 filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations
 Department. All programming subject to change.
 
 

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