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.
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.
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2195 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.
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1942 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2071 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...
Ytib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 534 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1929 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.