XM and QuickPlay Announce First Universally Available XM Radio Mobile Service for BlackBerry Smartphones

BlackBerry Users Can Now Stream 20 Channels of Popular XM Music and Comedy

Content through Major U.S. Mobile Service Providers

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET from XM

    LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA Booth #4544 --
 XM (Nasdaq:   XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with
 more than 9 million subscribers, and QuickPlay Media, the leader in mobile
 TV and video solutions, today announced that XM Radio Mobile has selected
 QuickPlay's OpenVideo(TM) as the first media management platform to make XM
 Radio Mobile universally available on select BlackBerry(R) smartphones from
 Research In Motion (RIM). The service, which can run across major U.S.
 mobile service providers' networks, enables consumers to get 20 exclusive
 XM channels of commercial-free music and 24-hour comedy programming for
 just $7.99 per month with an option for a complimentary 24-hour trial.
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     The XM Radio Mobile offering provides BlackBerry smartphone users with
 unlimited access to a wide selection of the most popular commercial-free
 music channels, including XM's 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s decade channels,
 20on20 (Top 20 Hits), Ethel (New Alternative Rock), The City (Hip-Hop/R&B
 Hits), XMU (Indie Rock), Watercolors (Easy Jazz) and Highway 16 (New
 Country Hits). Customers can also listen to XM comedy channels, The Virus
 (outrageous uncensored talk) and XM Comedy (uncensored comedy).
     "Together with QuickPlay, XM Radio Mobile will provide BlackBerry users
 with access to a compelling selection of XM's acclaimed music and comedy
 programming virtually anywhere they go," said Vernon Irvin, EVP and Chief
 Marketing Officer, XM Satellite Radio. "Today's announcement reinforces
 XM's commitment to making our industry-leading content available to
 consumers in ways that fit their lifestyles."
     All XM channels are easily accessed via a simple user interface with
 graphical icons for content genres and channels. While listening to one XM
 Radio Mobile channel, users can see the song title, artist and album, as
 well as what's currently playing on other XM Radio Mobile channels.
 Subscribers can also multi-task as XM Radio Mobile can run in the
 background while the user accesses other data applications on their
 BlackBerry smartphone.
     BlackBerry smartphones supported by the XM Mobile Radio service require
 BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 or higher and include the BlackBerry(R) 8800
 Series, BlackBerry(R) 8700 Series, BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) Series and
 BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) Series smartphones with a BlackBerry data plan on
 major U.S. mobile carrier networks. The service, and a complimentary
 24-hour trial, is available via a downloadable application that can be
 easily accessed by visiting www.xmradio.com/bb from the BlackBerry
 smartphone's browser, or by texting "XM" to 47201 and clicking on the
 download link provided. Subscribers can opt to have their purchase charged
 to their credit card or where available billed directly to their service
     "QuickPlay Media is thrilled to partner with XM, the leader in audio
 entertainment, to offer BlackBerry smartphone users the ability to easily
 discover and enjoy music and comedy from XM Radio Mobile, regardless of
 which U.S. service provider they subscribe to," said Wayne Purboo,
 president and CEO, QuickPlay Media. "Additionally, we are proud to continue
 to expand our portfolio of services for the BlackBerry platform, including
 the first audio streaming service for BlackBerry, called QuickPlayer; and
 the first free video streaming service for BlackBerry, called
     In addition to XM Radio Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones, XM
 programming is also available to consumers through a growing number of new
 platforms, including: on the Web through XM Radio Online; via podcasts at
 www.xmradio.com/podcasts or www.itunes.com; and through select GPS
     XM Radio Mobile on BlackBerry is being featured at CTIA in the
 QuickPlay booth (#4544- Hall N3/N4) and in the BlackBerry booth (#425 -
 LVCC Central). Further information and instruction is available online via
 www.xmradio.com/mobile or through the BlackBerry smartphone browser at
     About XM
     XM (Nasdaq:   XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with
 more than 9 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in
 Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal,
 XM's 2008 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, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available
 in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products
 are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming
 is also available through XM Radio Online, the exclusive home on the
 Internet for XM's commercial-free music channels; as downloads of original
 XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store; and
 as streams of commercial- free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel
 wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. For more information about XM
 hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com
     About QuickPlay Media
     QuickPlay Media provides content management and service delivery
 solutions for mobile television and video services. The QuickPlay
 OpenVideo(TM) platform offers maximum flexibility and streamlined
 application integration for mobile operators, media companies and
 technology partners. The platform powers mobile video services for 13 major
 mobile operators in North America and Europe, providing both live and
 on-demand content from more than 150 different media companies. OpenVideo
 works in many different mobile content ecosystems, seamlessly operating
 with major search, advertising, billing and user interface frameworks.
 QuickPlay Media Inc. has offices in Toronto, San Francisco and London. For
 complete information, please visit www.quickplay.com
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