Sirius Unveils Satellite Television Offering, DaimlerChrysler First

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Sirius Satellite Radio has decided to expand its offering by unveiling a television component. The long-anticipated expansion will be integrated into DaimlerChrysler sedans and minivans this year. This is part of a larger video package that is being offered by the manufacturer.

The service, called Sirius Backseat TV, will be integrated into 2008 Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge vehicles, which hit showrooms later this year. DaimlerChrysler will carry a one-year exclusive on the offering, after which Sirius can shop the service to other manufacturers.

Sirius Backseat TV has made its world debut in Chrysler Group’s all-new 2008 minivans and marks the third Sirius service available to Chrysler Group customers, along with Sirius radio and Sirius real-time traffic. This new service aims to provide a family-friendly package that consists of programming from Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. The system is designed to entertain children who are usually strapped in the back seat of the car while adults drive in the front seat. With the new offering, shows like “SpongeBob SquarePants” will be available to keep the children occupied while running errands or taking trips.

“I am pleased to have the three most original family-centered programming providers in TV,” said Mel Karmazin, chief executive of Sirius. The service costs $470 for new car buyers, which covers the first year of service. After that, the service costs $7 annually when layered on top of a baseline radio charge of $12.95. Backseat TV requires an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas.

Sirius Backseat TV is a unique service that is not available in any other vehicle. The package features some of the most popular family programming, including cartoons, sports and news. The product is designed to entertain children of all ages, and the family-friendly package is a great way to keep kids entertained while on long trips or running errands. The service is also a great value, as it is one of the most affordable in-car entertainment options available.

The service is currently exclusive to DaimlerChrysler, but after the one-year exclusivity period, Sirius can shop the service to other manufacturers. Sirius Backseat TV is a great way for Sirius to differentiate itself from other satellite radio providers. The company has been expanding its offerings to include more than just music programming, and this latest addition is a great example of how the company is committed to providing the best in-car entertainment options.

In conclusion, Sirius Backseat TV is a great addition to the already rich suite of offerings from Sirius. The service is aimed at providing a family-friendly package that includes some of the most popular programming from Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. The service costs only $7 annually when layered on top of a baseline radio charge of $12.95, which makes it one of the most affordable in-car entertainment options available. Backseat TV requires an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. The service is currently exclusive to DaimlerChrysler, but after the one-year exclusivity period, Sirius can shop the service to other manufacturers.