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Satellite Radio . Quanise Bradley Group 1 TC 200 2/8/07. What Is Satellite Radio?. Satellite Radio is digital radio that receives signals from a broadcast communication satellite. Functions any place there is a line of sight between the antenna and the satellite

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satellite radio

Satellite Radio

Quanise Bradley

Group 1

TC 200

2/8/07

what is satellite radio
What Is Satellite Radio?
  • Satellite Radio is digital radio that receives signals from a broadcast communication satellite.
  • Functions any place there is a line of sight between the antenna and the satellite
  • Requires access to a commercial satellite for signal propagation
what is satellite radio cont
What is Satellite Radio? Cont.
  • Services are a commercial business entity that offers packages of channels as part of service
  • Requires a subscription from end users
sirius satellite radio
Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Operated in the United States and Canada
  • Provides 69 channels of music
  • 65 channels of news, sports and entertainment
  • Broadcast 24 hours a day commercial free from three satellites
  • $12.95/mo+ $10-$15 activation
  • 6.024 listeners as of Jan.
worldspace
WorldSpace
  • Based in Silver Spring,MD
  • First stated by wanting to improve literacy in Africa
  • Covers Asia, Europe, and Africa
  • Licensed to serve Central and South America
  • AfriStar (serves Africa) and AsiaStar (serves Asia and Europe)
  • 3 transmission beams; 50 channels each
xm satellite radio
XM Satellite Radio
  • United States and Canada
  • 73 music, 39 news, sports and entertainment, 29 regional traffic and weather, 23 play-by-play sports.
  • $12.95/mon, $7.99 internet only
  • Provides weather to pilots through XM WX satellite Weather data casting service
satellite radio vs others
Satellite Radio vs. Others
  • Monthy Fees –SR $12.95+
  • Listening availability- SR very high, others are moderate to low
  • Sound Quality-SR high, AM=very low, FM=High
  • Variety-SR Highest, Variable due to economic factors
  • Government Regulation SR low to none, others significantly regulated
fun facts about satellite radio
Fun Facts About Satellite Radio
  • Everyone from Snoop Dogg to Oprah has a broadcast show on Satellite radio
  • Offered in most new cars although you have to pay for the subscription
  • Play by play sports coverage
  • Stations are converting over to satellite radio
  • The provider of America Online (AOL) Radio
fun facts cont
Fun Facts (cont.)
  • Offers online only satellite radio
  • Commercial free
  • XM and Sirius have portable satellite radio players
  • Cool accessories
  • Can be taken from the car to the home w/ home kits
sources
Sources
  • "XM Satellite Radio." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM_Radio>.
  • "Satellite_radio." Wikipedia. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Radio>
  • "WorldSpace." Wikipedia. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldSpace>.
  • "Sirius Satellite Radio." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius_Satellite_Radio>.
  • “XM Radio”. 05 Feb. 2007. http://xmradio.com/whatisxm/index.xmc
  • “Sirius Satellite Radio.” 05 Feb. 2007. <http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/Page&c=Page&cid=1065475754112>

Image Sources

  • “WorldSpace”. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://www.worldspace.com/images/main/ws_logo.gif>
  • “Sirius Satellite Radio”. Google Image. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://www.shakespeare-antennas.com/news/images/logo-sirius-75h.jpg>
  • “XM Satellite Radio”. Google Images. 05 Feb. 2007. <http://www.shakespeare-antennas.com/news/images/logo-sirius-75h.jpg>