Sirius Satellite Radio plans to launch an online radio subscription
service, dubbed Sirius Internet Radio Plus, for a subscription price of
$12.95 per month for the base package.
The service will allow
users to hear music played at CD quality - including music channels and
select talk channels - at 48kps (the current free Sirius internet radio
service offers streaming audio at a mere 32kps), according to Orbitcast.
Existing subscribers can upgrade to SIR Plus for an additional $2.99
a month. No additional channels will be available through the service,
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