SIRIUS and Variety Will Launch Radio News Bureau

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SIRIUS to air Variety Radio News multiple times each hour every day

Jun 29, 2006, 01:00 ET from SIRIUS Satellite Radio

    NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 (Nasdaq:   SIRI) and Variety, the "show business bible," today announced the
 launch of a radio news bureau, based in Variety's Los Angeles offices, that
 will provide the latest in entertainment news to SIRIUS' national radio
 audience multiple times each hour of every day.
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     Launching this fall, Variety Radio News will broadcast regular reports
 on SIRIUS' Los Angeles channel 150. With contributions from veteran Variety
 reporters and editors and SIRIUS' national reach, listeners will now be
 able to hear the latest from the worlds of film, TV, publishing and online
 media, as well as industry gossip, anywhere they are, including as they
 drive to and from work and industry functions.
     Variety is recognized throughout the world as the entertainment
 industry's newspaper of record, covering the global media and entertainment
 marketplace in 84 countries. With its seasoned editorial team and the
 largest newsgathering staff in the industry, Variety delivers breaking
 news, exclusive "scoops," box office reports, plus film and TV production
     "Variety delivers an insider's view on film, TV, music, the internet,
 and publishing with concise and provocative insight," said Scott
 Greenstein, SIRIUS President, Entertainment and Sports. "Variety Radio News
 will become as indispensable to the industry as the magazine itself, and
 also make it possible for anyone in the country to be as up-to-date as any
 movie insider. Whether it's on the way to work, a screening, or anywhere
 life takes them, SIRIUS will put Variety right there with them."
     Peter Bart, Variety Editor-in-Chief, said: "Variety chose SIRIUS as our
 partner because of its already strong credibility in the entertainment
 world and SIRIUS' unrivaled ability to reach a national audience. There is
 clearly an appetite for news from the world of media and entertainment that
 is both timely and credible. It is our intention to get it first and also
 get it right."
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