Sirius satellite radio

Satellite radio has been creating a new popularity wave n the market. People have started to demand for the best and satellite radio is the number one choice of the customers. It provides the listeners with uninterrupted music and is really popular among the drivers who long for uninterrupted tunes. Thus one gets relieved of constraints of radio coverage when they listen. Satellite radio often follows a pay model in which the listeners are required to pay a subscription amount for the channels they view and some of the channels are also broadcasted for free of charge. The greatest advantage of these paid channels is that they don’t have annoying ads in the middle of the programs and this can be so soothing for the people who often get irritated with the ads in the middle of the program. Satellite Radio often requires a service provider and one has to get subscribed to it in order to listen ton the programs they subscribe. Sirius and XM are the two popular service providers in the US and Canada and there is a tough competition among them to provide the best features at a lowest price. Thus when buying a device one has to choose the service provider, because the device is provider dependant. Sirius is a popular service provider and the company is named after the brightest constellation in the sky. It has launched 4 vehicles and offers a great service.
Sirius offers plug and play systems like sportster which broadcasts unlimited music to the listeners. There are also a range of portable radios from Sirius, which provides the listeners to hear live programs. One can also save live programs for further listening and Satellite radio has 2 GB of memory capacity and up to 30 hours of battery life. The device is also compatible with wi-fi thus one can stream music even from the internet. There are also options in which users log on to the internet in order to listen to the music with a special password. The special thing with the internet radio is that the user needn’t have special receivers in order to listen to the music and the subscription is operated at 32 k bits/s. One can also expand the number of users using the wi-fi. The online programs can be viewed streaming through the streaming media. One can also use browser based players like yahoo widget and the Sirius internet player is based on the windows media player. Sirius has been making continuous advancements in its technology and listeners must careful choose the features required by them before spending extravagant money on lavish devices. Java applications can be used to stream two stern-themed channels. The listening content is quite good and is often appreciated by the users for the variety it provides. Sirius involves wide variety of hosts including famous celebrities and the content is very lively. Thus Sirius dominates the satellite space with uninterrupted good quality music along with great internet service.

Canadian Satellite Radio
Canada is not far behind the trend setter in satellite radio evolution, the United States of America. In 2004, began hearings from applicants by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for developing the satellite radio industry. It was hardly surprising that there were many applicants for this role.
In the end, three major applicants were chosen. They are:
1    XM in partnership with Canadian Satellite Radio
2    Sirius in partnership with Standard Broadcasting and the CBC
3    CHUM Limited and Astral Media
The last of the three choices came as a big surprise to many industry experts. But, if you take an in-depth look at the proposal submitted by CHUM Limited and Astral Media was of a very different nature when compared to the proposals submitted by the other two parties.
What CHUM and Astral had proposed was a technology which could be used to transmit satellite radio through existing transmitters. What they wanted to do was have transmitters that could receive satellite radio broadcast and transmit it through existing receivers owned by people. This is a unique approach applied to radio broadcast technology and it is entirely Canadian in nature.
The other two proposals intend to use technology that is essentially a Canadian broadcast channels and US broadcast technology. Both Sirius and XM Radio have an existing advantage over other competitors. The fact is that satellites used to broadcast these channels in the US also cover a large part of Canada geographically. The advantage extends to the fact that there already are Canadian users of these satellite broadcast.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has imposed several impositions on the applicants who have been selected to provide satellite radio service in Canada. Here are some of the rules and regulations set:
1    9 foreign channels can be broadcast for every Canadian channel that is broadcast. There have to be a minimum of 8 Canadian channels. So, there can be 72 foreign channels against the minimum requirement of 8 Canadian channels.
2    The content on Canadian channels must be at least 85% Canadian.
3    On the Canadian channels, at least 25% content must be French.
4    On Canadian channels, 25% of all music aired must be Canadian, and by up and coming Canadian artists.
All three applicant who were selected by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have had to agree to these conditions. There have been several negotiations between counterparts from the two nations and several deals have been made that are to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.
However, not all people of Canada are satisfied with the rules and regulations set down by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). In the opinion of many Canadians, the stipulation for Canadian content should have been a lot higher. In response to this demand from listeners, the broadcasting companies have made promises to air more Canadian programs both in English and French. Even though subscribers are increasing at a steady pace for both companies, there is definite concern with regard to the monopoly created by these broadcasting companies.