BREAKING: Sirius Backseat TV unveiled on Sirius' website

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 10:09 AM
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Sirius Backseat TV

Sirius Backseat TV will initially be available in the new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. Sirius Backseat TV will also be available in the 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

These factory-installed options (MSRP of $470) will include the Sirius Backseat TV receiver plus a one-year subscription to Sirius Backseat TV as well as Sirius Satellite Radio. After the first year, the Sirius Backseat TV subscription price will run you $7/month (but you knew that already) with the regular Sirius Satellite Radio subscription price of $12.95. Sirius Backseat TV is only available to Sirius Satellite Radio subscribers.

An after-market version of the Sirius Backseat TV receiver is expected to become available this summer.

Content partners include Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. 

The Sirius Backseat TV service will be available to the rear-seats only while driving, but passengers in the front can listen to Sirius Satellite Radio at the same time. When the vehicle is in park though, passengers in the front-seat can watch the video programming if it's equipped with MyGig. Check out hands-on photos of Sirius Backseat TV from earlier this year.

[Sirius.com]
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All this anticipation for three channels?? I think I'll go with the DirecTV 2 Go service, more content for less money!

What does this mean to the satellite radio listener? Think about that for a minute... No.. I'm sorry.. the correct answer is "nobody gives a s**t".

"Sirius Sat. Radio" Now that they will be offering TV.. I suggest they change their name to Sirius Satelite Entertainment....

And after the merger.. they can change it again!

Another reason to be against the merger: as an XM subscriber, I don't want one iota of bandwith wasted on this effort. I have satellite radio for music, and the introduction of this service restrains the total possible amount of music and audio content that I can receive.

I, too, am concerned about them wasting bandwidth. There are satellite TV companies for this, and other companies are offering antennae to receive the latter, which will always be a "better" service in almost any way you care to measure it. I think satellite radio would benfit both consumers and themselves much more by offering more audio channels, especially true niche programming, like, say folk or Celtic music channels or an ancient music channel.

-- Donald

Guys relax...I doubt they will take away from bandwidth and negatively affect services. They know what they are doing and im sure could always launch a new sat or figure out a way to save bandwidth or compress it. Either way I am sure they have it under control they are businessmen.

No one would be interested in watching music videos streamed with each song? or howard stern? Maybe discovery? It could be worth it in the long run if the backsteat video takes off. Of course its gonna be exclusive content that sat television couldn't dupe if they wanted.

how is it possible that they can add 3 video channels and NOT take bandwidth away from the audio channels? Can some one explain this to me?

Wow Dave, just wow. I guess you haven't been around these companies for too long. Prepare for a shock.

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