Consumer Electronics Show 2001

XM Radio

XM Satellite Radio launched the first of two satellites today. XM has developed key partnerships with several major car manufacturers such as Ford and GM, electronics manufacturers (Alpine, Pioneer and Sony) and major retailers (Sears). Using the two satellites (Rock is the first one and Roll is the second), XM will offer about 100 channels of music that will be accessible anywhere in the continental United States and eventually worldwide.