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Friday, December 28, 2007

SIRIUS Satellite Radio will Ring in the New Year With 13 Exclusive Live Concert Broadcasts From Across the US

SIRIUS Satellite Radio will Ring in the New Year With 13 Exclusive Live Concert Broadcasts From Across the US

Live performances for New Year's Eve 2008 will include Velvet Revolver, 3 Doors Down, Patti Smith, The English Beat, Chubby Checker, Southside Johnny and many others

SIRIUS will also broadcast classic New Year's Eve concert recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Grateful Dead, and Frank Sinatra

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that it will celebrate the New Year with 13 exclusive live concert broadcasts from locations across the US featuring some of the world's biggest artists.

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The line-up is as follows:

The Grammy(R) winning hard rock supergroup perform LIVE from the
Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY
(Octane, channel 20 -- January 1 at 12 am ET/ December 31 at 9 pm PT)

The American post-grunge band perform LIVE from at the Hard Rock in Las
Vegas, NV
(The Pulse channel 9 -- January 1 beginning at 3 am ET/ 12 am PT)

The pre-eminent American poet and songwriter performs LIVE from the Bowery
Ballroom in New York, NY
(SIRIUS Disorder channel 70 -- December 31 beginning at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT)

Punk and Ska revival pioneers perform LIVE from the Malibu Inn in Malibu,
(1st Wave, channel 22 -- January 1st at 2 am ET/ December 31 at 11 pm PT)

Rock and Roll pioneer performs LIVE from the Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK
(60's Vibrations, channel 6 -- December 31 beginning at 11:30 pm ET/ 8:30
pm PT)

Jersey's famed band perform LIVE from the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank,
(E Street Radio, channel 10 -- December 31 at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT)

The hard rock quintet perform LIVE from The Meridian in Houston, TX
(Octane, channel 20 -- January 1 at 1 am ET/ December 31 at 10 pm PT)

The 80s all female pop band perform LIVE from Fremont Street in Las Vegas,
(Big 80s, channel 8 -- January 1 at 12 am ET/ December 31 at 9 pm PT)

Performance from alternative country rock band broadcast LIVE from the
House of Blues in Dallas, TX
(Outlaw Country, channel 63 -- January 1 at 12:15 am ET/ December 31 at
9:15 pm PT)

Los Angeles' dance-based electronic duo perform LIVE from Ruby Skye in San
Francisco, CA
(Boombox, channel 34 -- January 1 beginning at 3 am ET/ 12 am PT)

Famed DJ performs LIVE from Pacha in New York, NY
(Area 33, channel 33 -- January 1 at 12 am ET/ December 31 at 9 pm PT)

Grammy(R) winning bluegrass band performs LIVE from Ryman Auditorium in
Nashville, TN
(Bluegrass, channel 65 -- December 31 at 10:30 pm ET/ 7:30 pm PT)

Southern rock band performs LIVE from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
(Jam_On, channel 17 -- December 31 at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT)

Beyond the live performances, SIRIUS will also air classic New Year's Eve concert recordings from some of the world's greatest artists. Springsteen fans can hear Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band's concert recorded in their home state of New Jersey in 1977 on E Street Radio channel 10 at 12 am ET/ 9 pm PT. Other great performances will include the Grateful Dead's 1990 New Year's Eve concert recorded in Oakland, CA on the Grateful Dead Channel 32 at 6:40 pm ET / 9:40 pm PT; and Jimmy Buffett's 1999 'Millennium Show" recorded in Hollywood, CA on Radio Margaritaville channel 31 at 11 pm ET/ 8 pm PT.

In addition, listeners can hear classic New Year's performances from "The King" and "The Chairman." Beginning at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, Elvis Radio will broadcast a triple play of Elvis concerts, including Elvis' 1976 New Year's Eve performance in Pittsburgh, PA. On Siriusly Sinatra channel 75 at 11 pm ET/ 8 pm and 11 pm PT, listeners will hear Frank Sinatra's 1986 concert recorded at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, NV.

Various SIRIUS music channels will also broadcast year-end countdowns of the top albums and songs of 2007. For a complete schedule, please visit


SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.

SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.

SIRIUS Backseat TV(TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's TV programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at

SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.

Click on to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.

Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the significant factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed are: our pending merger with XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. ("XM"), including related uncertainties and risks and the impact on our business if the merger is not completed; any events which affect the useful life of our satellites; our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming providers; and our competitive position versus other audio entertainment providers.


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