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XM Now Flies With Air Canada  
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Starting 01MAR07, Air Canada has closed its own inflight audio entertainment and XM Satellite Radio will be providing up to 20 audio music channel contents.

Channels that are available to Air Canada can be found below
www.xmradio.ca/aircanada

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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I believe you mean Sirius now.


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User currently offlineCNZ3 From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 1):
Sirius

No, it's XM. Air Canada's Enroute monthly guide shows ten (10) channels, but with two XM channels from the site mentioned by the OP per 1 of AC's channels (save for the Decades channel which has 3, and the Kids channel with 1). The guide explains it better than I can. Should be better than what it was on my last flight YYC-YYZ (fin 206, new interior). There wasn't much selection in terms of audio, and I like to listen to music while working. Good on AC for installing this.

March enRoute Guide (PDF - 1 Mb)



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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting CNZ3 (Reply 2):
No, it's XM.

For now. What I believe BoeingFever777 was referring to is the planned merger between the two satellite radio providers, which may be encountering some opposition.



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Quoting CNZ3 (Reply 2):
No, it's XM.

XM is being bought out.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aDvYDHUEIIGc

Sirius to Acquire Larger Rival XM for $4.57 Billion (Correct)

By Christopher Stern

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. agreed to buy larger rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. for $4.57 billion in stock to combine the only pay radio companies and stem billions of dollars in losses.

Mel Karmazin, chief executive officer of New York-based Sirius, will be CEO of the combined company, and Gary Parsons, chairman of Washington-based XM, will continue as chairman, the companies said today in a statement.



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User currently offlineCNZ3 From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Well you learn something new every day. My bad. Are they still going to keep brand identities or what? It just makes sense for AC to have XM radio with the whole Project XM thing.


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 4):
XM is being bought out.

It's a merger. M-E-R-G-E-R. Lots of tough hurdles ahead if it is to work out.



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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

The prospective merger between Sirius and XM is for the United States operations. I received an email saying, at this point, there will be no change in the Canadian market for satellite radio. Of course, some stations may change, but as of now, there are no plans for only one satellite radio provider in Canada. Our CRTC(similar to the FCC) is a bit more stringent I suspect.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 4):
XM is being bought out.

That article is completely and utterly wrong. It is a zero dollar transaction and is structured as a merger of equals.

Further, the surviving company will be XM Satellite Radio, not Sirius Holdings.

I am extremely surprised by the poor quality of reporting from Bloomberg on this topic, since generally I hold them in extremely high regard.

NS


User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Hi,

Pretty bad choice of station.

Only 2...I mean 2 or 10% french channel station for 33% of the Canadian population.

BAD BAD BAD

aad665


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1986 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Wow, this is to bad. I really enjoyed the enroute radio AC had. Now my questions are how about international flights will they work outside of North America, or will it be somewhat like WS with their satellite TV and only work over land etc... If this is the case, it is a very large downgrade IMO. Also only 20 channels, I used to love to be able to choose what Genre/Artist etc... This is a major downgrade in this regard. Overall its to bad, especially since there will be only 20 channels to choose from, rather then the current/old system in which you could choose from different genre's different artists etc...


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

I have no doubt that the internationally equipped airframes will have prerecorded radio.

Delta is in a similar situation - their International airframes have AVOD while the domestic frames have live television and radio.

B6,F9, and WS not being quite the size of Delta and operating just one configuration of planes obviously cannot offer that flexibility.

NS


User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

It's all prerecorded material which is similar to the UA offering. The idea is to provide a small sampling of the XM experience and then people will want to get this at home. The advantage over the current provider is most likely cost, since XM is getting advertising the airlines may be making some money on this deal as well.

The confusion with this is some airlines like B6 and FL offer live XM versus the prerecorded experience.


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