Sirius to Debut Mobile Video With Microsoft in 2006

Sirius to Debut Mobile Video With Microsoft in 2006
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Sirius Satellite Radio has selected Windows Media Video 9 for use in its mobile video platform, and reached agreement with Microsoft to collaborate in further development of video applications.
This is an extension of the satcaster’s efforts to use its satellite signal for an application other than digital radio. Sirius has demoed the concept at previous CES events, as reported here. Last year, Sirius demoed a short animated feature.
Sirius plans to offer a video service in the second half of 2006, and expects to devote 2-3 channels of premium video content designed primarily for children. According to Sirius, its automotive partners are eager proponents given strong demand for rear-seat video entertainment.
Sirius made the announcement during the CES show in Las Vegas.

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