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XM Satellite Radio Channels Now Available On DirecTV


Washington D.C. -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nationís leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, is now available on DIRECTV, the nationís leading digital multichannel television service provider. Beginning today, 72 channels of XMís critically-acclaimed music, childrenís programming and talk radio content are available via DIRECTV, nearly doubling DIRECTVís current audio programming lineup at no additional cost. In addition to XM music channels and childrenís programming, DIRECTV is offering XMís Major League Baseball ďHome PlateĒ talk radio channel and XMís High Voltage channel, featuring talk radio stars Opie and Anthony.

Customers subscribing to the DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICEģ programming package will have access to 50 XM Satellite Radio music channels. Customers subscribing to the DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICEģ Plus programming package and above will have access to more than 65 channels. DIRECTV PARA TODOSģ customers will also have access to the same XM channels, as well as five additional Latin music channels.

A complete list of XM channels for each tier of DIRECTV service is available online at

About XM Satellite Radio
XM is Americaís number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XMís 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, childrenís and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XMís industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit

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 Radioís service, the Companyís 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.ís Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 11-7-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radioís Investor Relations Department.


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