(September 6, 2005 - Washington, D.C.) – XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation’s leading satellite radio provider projected to reach 6 million subscribers by year’s end, announced today that it will launch a new talk and lifestyle channel targeting women called “Take 5.” This new women’s channel will feature daily satellite radio broadcasts of the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the critically acclaimed “The Satellite Sisters” radio show, featuring the Dolan sisters, and the new “Tyra Banks Show.” XM is also developing new original programming, including “The Judith Warner Show,” which will be hosted by the New York Times best-selling author of "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety," among others. Take 5 will debut in October 2005. “XM offers something for everyone. Take 5 will provide programming designed especially for women that is challenging, informative and entertaining,” said XM Satellite Radio President and CEO Hugh Panero. “XM is proud to have the involvement of dynamic and engaging women like Ellen DeGeneres, the Dolan sisters, Tyra Banks and Judith Warner on Take 5.” In connection with the launch of Take 5 and the new season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Ellen DeGeneres will be giving away Pioneer AirWare XM2go portable satellite radio receivers to the in-studio audience during the first week of season three. “Bringing audio of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and the new ‘Tyra Banks Show’ to XM, America’s top satellite radio service, is an exciting way for us to further promote these television shows and expand their reach to new audiences outside the home among XM Satellite Radio’s subscribers,” said Jim Paratore, president of Telepictures Productions and executive vice president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Additional XM original programming currently in development will be featured on the Take 5 lineup. A complete program lineup will be announced prior to next month’s launch. To oversee Take 5 (XM Channel 155) and XM’s original programming for the channel, XM has hired Amy Reyer as director of women’s programming. Reyer has a Ph.D. in American Studies with a specialization in literature, popular culture and American lifestyles. Prior to joining XM, Reyer had her own production company, specializing in American lifestyles programming for the Internet, radio and television. “XM’s decision to launch Take 5 and provide smart, compelling programming for anyone interested in learning, laughing and living well is a great addition to XM’s already strong programming lineup,” said Amy Reyer. “I am delighted to be a part of this new channel that offers women an opportunity to ‘take five’ from the hectic pace of their daily lives. With Ellen, Tyra, the Dolan Sisters and Judith Warner, we’re off to an amazing start and I’m anxious to help build even more programming into the schedule prior to our launch in October 2005.” Note to editors: Descriptions of all programs referenced in this release are attached. About XM Satellite Radio XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 4.4 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast, including the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's 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 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM’s industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com. 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 Radio’s service, the Company's 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.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-4-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio’s Investor Relations Department. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Take 5’s weekday programming lineup will include audio broadcasts of the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning and consistently top-rated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures Productions, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” features a unique mix of celebrity interviews, A-list musical performers, segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, and music from Ellen’s resident DJ Tony Okungbowa. "The Tyra Banks Show" Also included in the original Take 5 programming lineup are audio broadcasts of a new daytime syndicated talk show debuting September 12, hosted by supermodel and TV personality, Tyra Banks. “The Tyra Banks Show” is produced by Bankable Productions and Handprint Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions. The show focuses on Tyra’s generation of women and the things they care about. There will be a variety of segments each day ranging from interviews with real women talking about issues that are relevant to all their lives like relationships and body image, interviews with favorite celebrities, musical performances, and fun stuff like fashion and beauty, pop culture, and lifestyle segments. "The Satellite Sisters" Distributed by ABC Radio, the Satellite Sisters, previously a weekly show, XM will expand the program to air six days a week. Launched in April 2000 by real-life sisters Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica and Lian Dolan, the Satellite Sisters radio show explores a wide range of topics, such as health, careers, books, relationships and more. Not only have they earned the loyalty of their listeners by treating all of their topics and guests with a mix of respect and humor, the Satellite Sisters have won three Gracie Awards for excellence from American Women in Radio and Television. The Dolan sisters are also the authors of the popular book, Satellite Sisters’ UnCommon Senses, and have been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” "The Judith Warner Show" Hosted by the author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, a New York Times bestseller, “The Judith Warner Show” will be one of several original XM programs airing exclusively on Take 5. The author of a range of nonfiction books and a former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris, Warner has written about politics and women’s issues for magazines, including The New Republic and Elle.
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