Sat Radio 2.0 May Offer On-Demand Programs

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Satellite Radio 2.0 will get a fall launch by Sirius XM, and it will offer on-demand programs and time shifting, said CNET citing a source close to Sirius XM.

With the new platform, if you miss Howard Stern on the way to work, for example, you can hear him later as Sirius XM will make some programs available for on-demand playback.

Sirius XMSirius XM has already stated that its 2.0 platform will support a DVR-like or TiVo-like buffer that allows time shifting. And it said 2.0 would launch late in 2011.

So if CNET is correct, the big news is that 2.0 will allow-demand programming.

We have also been told that the new SXV100 XM tuner for car radios will replace the current Sirius SCC1 tuner within 3 to 5 years. So only an XM tuner will be available for aftermarket radios.

Sirius XM said in February, that its next generation products will be Android based, but it offered no other details.

Mel Karmazin told analysts back in February that 2.0 will let users pause, rewind or fast forward through programming stored in a buffer. 2.0 will add channels including Hispanic programming and it will have an electronic programming guide so you can see what’s on all the channels.

Sirius XM did not comment on the report.

Source: CNET and CEoutlook

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