XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s largest provider of satellite radio with more than 2.1 million subscribers, today announced the introduction of XM Radio Online, a premium Internet music service todebut in early October. As part of the launch, eligible Dell customers who purchase Dell Inspiron notebook and Dimension desktop computers will receive a special trial offer for the commercial-freeonline music service.
XM Radio Online subscribers will be able to listen to XM’s critically-acclaimed, 100% commercial-free music channels and a variety of other XM content, including The Bob Edwards Show, over theInternet for a monthly fee of $7.99. XM Satellite Radio subscribers will receive a discounted rate for XM Radio Online of $3.99 a month. Consumers will be able to sign up for XM Radio Online vialisten.xmradio.com.
Beginning in mid-October, Dell Inspiron notebook and Dimension desktop customers will receive an exclusive free, 30-day trial subscription to XM Radio. Dell customers also will be able to access XMRadio Online through the Dell Media Experience (DMX) portal.
“We are very excited to be making our commercial-free music line-up available on the Internet through XM Radio Online, and we’re especially pleased to be working with a market leader such as Dell,”said Hugh Panero, President & CEO of XM Satellite Radio. “We know that people who get XM’s music channels through their Dell PCs are going to love the experience, just as our subscribers whoenjoy XM in the vehicle, at home, or on the go.”
“We’re proud to be teaming up with XM to bring XM Radio Online to the digital home,” said Mark Vena, Dell’s Director of Digital Home Marketing. “This partnership is yet another indication of Dell’sunique commitment to providing music lovers with more choices at a great value.”
XM Radio and the free trial for Dell U.S. customers will be marketed through Dell catalogs, online advertising, and other promotions.