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Sirius Satellite Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 68 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of music genres, broadcasting 24 hours a day, commercial free. With any Sirius-enabled radio, the user can see the artist and song information on display while listening to the stream. The streams are broadcast from three satellites in an elliptical geosynchronous orbit above North America. A subset of Sirius’ music channels are included as part of the DISH Network satellite television service. Sirius channels are identified by Arbitron with the label “XS” (e.g. “XS120”, “XS9”, “XS17”).

Sirius is based in New York City. Its business model is to provide pay-for-service radio, music channels being free of commercials, analogous to the business model for premium cable television. Subscription costs for Sirius range from $12.95/mo. to $499.99 for a lifetime subscription (of the receiver, not the subscriber). A $10 activation fee ($15 if activated by phone) is also required. Sirius currently lags behind competitor XM Satellite Radio in terms of subscribers with 3.3 million, well less than XM's current audience of more than 6 million subscribers (as of January 9, 2006). However, Sirius led the market in new satellite radio subscribers in 2005.

Sirius was previously known as CD Radio. The dog in the Sirius logo (Sirius is referred to as the "Dog Star") is unofficially named “Mongo,” a name garnered from the debut of Sirius Satellite Radio’s sponsorship on Casey Atwood’s and later Jimmy Spencer’s NASCAR entry, when the announcing cast voted on names. “Mongo” later became NASCAR driver Spencer’s nickname with the NASCAR Broadcasters in the following races.

Content

Howard Stern and other high profile content

Howard Stern Show.

A major component of Sirius’ business strategy has been to execute far-reaching and exclusive deals with big-name entertainers and personalities to create and build broadcast streams, from the ground up. Sirius has reached extensive deals with domestic diva Martha Stewart, E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt (aka Little Steven), Jimmy Buffett, and Eminem to executive produce streams on Sirius.

By far the biggest of these deals was announced on October 6, 2004 when Sirius announced that it signed a five-year, $500-million agreement with Howard Stern to move his radio show to Sirius starting on January 9, 2006. The deal, which gave Sirius exclusive rights to Stern’s radio show, also gave Stern the right to build at least two full-time programming channels. Stern stated that his move was forced by the stringent regulations of the FCC whose enforcement was intensified following the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show. Beginning with the announcement of his imminent departure, Stern began to complain of one of his employers, Infinity Broadcasting, as trying to impede the success of his departure.

In Howard Stern's first major hire for Sirius, Stern brought on board Tampa, FL based Bubba the Love Sponge, fired by Clear Channel due to a $750,000 fine proposed by the FCC Reuters, to do a show on Sirius.

In addition to the channel-programming deals, Sirius has also programmed a number of more conventional shows with well known personalities in a number of fields. These shows are hosted by personalities including skateboard legend Tony Hawk, seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, The B-52's lead singer Fred Schneider, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton and longtime New York City DJ “Cousin Brucie”, who was dropped by WCBS-FM after the station changed to its format from an oldies station to a “Jack” format. Generally the personalities act as DJs hosting shows with music they personally like.

On November 18, 2004 the former COO and President of Viacom, Mel Karmazin, was named the CEO of Sirius. Stern worked under Karmazin at Infinity Radio and the two men have always had a great deal of mutual respect for each other. It was Karmazin who fiercely protected Stern in the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show (produced by MTV and aired by CBS, both co-owned with Infinity) and the FCC crackdown on shock jocks and obscenity, in general.

On October 25, 2005 Sirius announced that "E Street Radio", the exclusive channel of legendary artist Bruce Springsteen, would air from November 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 on the Bridge - Channel 10.

Sports

NFL Radio.

Another cornerstone of Sirius’ business strategy has been to pursue exclusive sports content. Currently, Sirius has exclusive satellite radio broadcasting rights to all NFL and NBA games. Sirius also announced in December 2005 a multi-year deal with the NBA, which makes the satellite radio company the broadcaster of more live NBA games than any other radio outlet. The agreement also creates a 24-hour NBA Radio Channel, located on channel 127. NHL games will be shared with XM for the 2005–2006 season, after which XM will have exclusive broadcast rights. Starting in 2007, Sirius will have full NASCAR coverage.

Sirius also has rights to a number of major college sports conferences, including the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference as well as schools like Notre Dame. Beginning in 2005 Sirius also has exclusive radio rights to cover the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In August 2004, Sirius launched NFL Radio, a 24-hour radio stream dedicated exclusively to covering the NFL. Sirius has also been aggressive in creating its own in-house produced studio sports radio content.

Other content

In June 2005, Sirius signed an agreement with BBC Radio 1 in the UK to rebroadcast the station to an American audience. Sirius also has exclusive satellite radio rights to National Public Radio, carrying two separate streams. The deal with NPR was the first high-profile deal entered into by Sirius.

With the launch of Sirius Canada in December 2005, American listeners gained five Canadian-produced stations including CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Three and Iceberg Radio in English, and Première Plus and Bandeapart in French. Iceberg Radio is programmed by Standard Broadcasting, which also provides a number of additional channels exclusive to Canada; the other four come from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Sirius' Satellites

Sirius’ spacecraft Radiosat 1 through Radiosat 4 were manufactured by Space Systems/Loral. The first three of the series were orbited in 2000 by Proton-K Block-DM3 launch vehicles. Radiosat 4 is a ground spare, in storage at SS/Loral’s facility in Palo Alto, California. The series of satellites from which they come, the SS/Loral LS-1300, is known to have problems with their solar array cells — a similar but more severe issue affects the Boeing satellites belonging to competitor XM Radio.

Sirius Satellite in space, concept drawing.

Sirius' satellites are called Radiosat (instead of after the company name), due to there already being a previous fleet of satellites launched also named SIRIUS, launched by Sweden's NSAB (Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, or Nordic Satellite AB) and used for general telecommunications and satellite tv throughout Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia.

The Sirius uplink facility is located in Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey.

Sirius does not use Geostationary satellites. Instead, its three SS/L-1300 satellites fly in geosynchronous (24-hour orbital period) inclined elliptical orbits. Sirius says the elliptical path of its satellite constellation ensures that each satellite spends about 16 hours a day over the continental United States, with at least one satellite over the country at all times. Sirius completed its three-satellite constellation on November 30, 2000. A fourth satellite will remain on the ground, ready to be launched if any of the three active satellites encounter transmission problems.

The Sirius system is similar to that of its competitor. Programs are beamed to one of the three Sirius satellites, which then transmit the signal to the ground, where your radio receiver picks up one of the channels within the signal. Signals are also beamed to ground repeaters for listeners in urban areas where the satellite signal can be interrupted.

Sirius offers car radios and home entertainment systems, as well as car and home kits for portable use. The Sirius receiver includes two parts -- the antenna module and the receiver module. The antenna module picks up signals from the ground repeaters or the satellite, amplifies the signal and filters out any interference. The signal is then passed on to the receiver module. Inside the receiver module is a chipset consisting of eight chips. The chipset converts the signals from 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) to a lower intermediate frequency. Sirius also offers an adapter that allows conventional car radios to receive satellite signals.

Receivers

SIRIUS Sportster Boombox

As of 2005, Sirius receivers are available for various new Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mini, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo vehicles, and the service plans on adding availability for portable use. Starting in 2006, all Rolls-Royce vehicles sold in the United States will come with a Sirius radio and lifetime subscription as standard equipment.

They also make many receivers for aftermarket installs as well, including the Sportster Replay, Starmate Replay, Sirius S50 with built in 1GB MP3 player, and the Sirius One. Sirius' hardware lineup is available at Sirius.com

Some popular radios from Sirius:

  • SIRIUS S50
  • SIRIUS Sportster Exec. Docking Station Package
  • SIRIUS Sportster Radio with Boombox Package
  • Tivoli's SIRIUS Table Radio
  • Kenwood H2EV Radio with Car and Home Kits
  • Clarion Calypso SIRIUS Radio with Car Kit
  • XACT XTR1 Radio with Car Kit

Radio stations

  • List of Sirius Satellite Radio stations
  • Official Sirius Satellite Radio Stations List, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
  • Black and white lineup from SiriusBackstage.com, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required

Sirius in Canada

In November, 2004, a partnership between Sirius, Standard Broadcasting and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to introduce Sirius in Canada. The application was approved on June 16, 2005. The decision was appealed to the Canadian federal cabinet by a number of broadcasting, labour, and arts and culture organizations, including the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, CHUM Limited, and the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The groups objected to Sirius’ approach to and reduced levels of Canadian content and French language programming, along with the exclusion of Canadian non-commercial broadcasting. After a lengthy debate, cabinet rejected the appeals on September 9, 2005.

Sirius Canada was officially launched December 1, 2005.

Sirius Canada did not initially carry Howard Stern. Despite popular belief that Stern's broadcast was banned by the CRTC, this is not the case — Sirius Canada, in fact, voluntarily chose not to air the program at the time of its launch in Canada. A significant number of Canadians have purchased grey market subscriptions to Sirius' American service to listen to Stern, although owing to the nature of grey market economics a precise number is difficult to verify. Howard 100 News has stated on air that they estimate at least 60,000 grey market satellite subscriptions in Canada; in December, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported that business analysts in Canada estimate a total of 60,000 grey market subscribers to both Sirius and XM combined. [1] (It should be noted that this figure also includes an unverified number of listeners who subscribed before the Canadian satellite radio services launched at all — the analysts' figures did not offer any estimate of how many Canadians chose a grey market subscription over Sirius Canada specifically because of Stern.)

On January 11, 2006, a Canadian writer interviewed on Stern's show announced an online petition to bring Stern to Sirius Canada.

On February 1, 2006, The Globe and Mail reported the announcement that Stern's show on Howard 100 would become available in Canada as of February 6, 2006. [2]

Sirius had previously disabled the Howard Stern channels on radios with a Canadian ESN number, even if they are subscribed to American content from an American address. Most of these radios have a 'C' suffix in the model name. For example, the Sirius ONE radio is model "SV1" in the United States, but "SV1C" in Canada. However, Sirius cannot stop grey market receivers from picking up the American programming. The blocking of the Howard Stern channels is anticipated to change once the announced return of Stern to Canada takes place.


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Sirius had previously disabled the Howard Stern channels on radios with a Canadian ESN number, even if they are subscribed to American content from an American address. Over the years, the Care Bear characters have been seen in, or influenced, several other films and TV shows:. [2]. The villains' profiles will be dealt with in the individual articles for the animated franchise. On February 1, 2006, The Globe and Mail reported the announcement that Stern's show on Howard 100 would become available in Canada as of February 6, 2006. Throughout movies and series, there were bad guys who often tried to stop the Bears and Cousins on their missions:. On January 11, 2006, a Canadian writer interviewed on Stern's show announced an online petition to bring Stern to Sirius Canada. (NOTE: Noble Heart Horse was a later addition to the franchise, appearing on five of the TV episodes.).

[1] (It should be noted that this figure also includes an unverified number of listeners who subscribed before the Canadian satellite radio services launched at all — the analysts' figures did not offer any estimate of how many Canadians chose a grey market subscription over Sirius Canada specifically because of Stern.). Below are the descriptions for all of the Cousins, old and new. Howard 100 News has stated on air that they estimate at least 60,000 grey market satellite subscriptions in Canada; in December, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported that business analysts in Canada estimate a total of 60,000 grey market subscribers to both Sirius and XM combined. . A significant number of Canadians have purchased grey market subscriptions to Sirius' American service to listen to Stern, although owing to the nature of grey market economics a precise number is difficult to verify. In 2004, the Bears appeared in their first PC game, Let's Have a Ball! The following year, they appeared in Catch a Star (also for the PC) [4] [5] and Care Quest (for the GameBoy). Despite popular belief that Stern's broadcast was banned by the CRTC, this is not the case — Sirius Canada, in fact, voluntarily chose not to air the program at the time of its launch in Canada. As with the 1980s movies and television series, both films are produced by Nelvana Limited.

Sirius Canada did not initially carry Howard Stern. Another such film, The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie, was released on October 18, 2005 [1] [2] [3]. Sirius Canada was officially launched December 1, 2005. As part of this comeback, the Bears' straight-to-DVD CGI debut, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot, was released on October 5, 2004 to less than critical acclaim. After a lengthy debate, cabinet rejected the appeals on September 9, 2005. The new toys offer features such as light-up bellies when pressed. The groups objected to Sirius’ approach to and reduced levels of Canadian content and French language programming, along with the exclusion of Canadian non-commercial broadcasting. As of 2005, Care Bears are being marketed once more.

The decision was appealed to the Canadian federal cabinet by a number of broadcasting, labour, and arts and culture organizations, including the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, CHUM Limited, and the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The Care Bears television series ran from 1985 to 1988; three animated feature film spinoffs, The Care Bears Movie (1985), The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986), and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987) followed. The application was approved on June 16, 2005. A spin-off collection of toys, the Care Bear Cousins, feature stuffed monkeys, lions, and other such animals in the same style as the teddy bears. In November, 2004, a partnership between Sirius, Standard Broadcasting and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to introduce Sirius in Canada. Each Care Bear comes in a different colour and with a specialized insignia on its belly: for example, "Bedtime Bear" is pastel blue and sports a sleepy-looking anthropomorphised crescent moon, and "Cheer Bear" is pink with a rainbow insignia. Some popular radios from Sirius:. Over 40 million units were sold between 1983 and 1987.

Sirius' hardware lineup is available at Sirius.com. In 1983, Kenner took the characters and made the first in a line of very successful teddy bears based on the Care Bears. They also make many receivers for aftermarket installs as well, including the Sportster Replay, Starmate Replay, Sirius S50 with built in 1GB MP3 player, and the Sirius One. The original artwork for the cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik. Starting in 2006, all Rolls-Royce vehicles sold in the United States will come with a Sirius radio and lifetime subscription as standard equipment. The Care Bears are a set of characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. As of 2005, Sirius receivers are available for various new Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mini, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo vehicles, and the service plans on adding availability for portable use. The name "Care Bears" is only a Trademark(™); the actual copyright is from an entity titled "Those Characters from Cleveland".

Sirius also offers an adapter that allows conventional car radios to receive satellite signals. In 2005, "Care Bears" placed 7th among AOL's top ten searches for toys [7]. The chipset converts the signals from 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) to a lower intermediate frequency. It is generally a derogatory term in this instance. Inside the receiver module is a chipset consisting of eight chips. In MMORPG games the term carebear normally refers to a player that does not like Player vs Player (PvP) conflict in the game. The signal is then passed on to the receiver module. However, during the cartoon series, both the Care Bears and the Care Bear Cousins both use the "Care Bear Stare.".

The antenna module picks up signals from the ground repeaters or the satellite, amplifies the signal and filters out any interference. During the movies, especially the sequel, the Care Bear Cousins call their weapon "Care Bear Cousins Call." In the second movie, the Call looks like a musical score, and the cousins, excluding Swift Heart Rabbit, use whatever animal noises is common to that animal. The Sirius receiver includes two parts -- the antenna module and the receiver module. The Care Bears' ultimate "weapon" is the Care Bear Stare, in which the collected bears stand together and radiate light from their respective chest symbols, combining to form a ray of love and good cheer which could bring care and joy into the target's heart. Sirius offers car radios and home entertainment systems, as well as car and home kits for portable use. In the Swedish dubs of the various series, the villains Dark Heart, Coldheart and No Heart are, for some reason, all called the same name, "Hjärtlös" (or Heartless). Signals are also beamed to ground repeaters for listeners in urban areas where the satellite signal can be interrupted. The Colombian dub is considered for being the worst Latin American Spanish dub of the Care Bears' TV series.

Programs are beamed to one of the three Sirius satellites, which then transmit the signal to the ground, where your radio receiver picks up one of the channels within the signal. (The movies were dubbed in Mexico, the first half of the Nelvana series was dubbed in Chile, the second half was dubbed in Venezuela and a new dubbed version, showing in the Latin American version of Cartoon Network's Boomerang channel, is now dubbed in Colombia. The Sirius system is similar to that of its competitor. The Latin American Spanish dub of the Care Bears is the most chaotic dub ever known, mainly because the movies and the TV series were dubbed in many countries by different cast members. A fourth satellite will remain on the ground, ready to be launched if any of the three active satellites encounter transmission problems. Coincidentally, she comes from Sigma Sigma Sigma, the same group where the cartoon's founder, Linda Denham, came from. Sirius completed its three-satellite constellation on November 30, 2000. The term Care Bears was used as a fan base name for Carrie Underwood (the winner of 2005's American Idol).

Sirius says the elliptical path of its satellite constellation ensures that each satellite spends about 16 hours a day over the continental United States, with at least one satellite over the country at all times. As soon as the mistake was discovered, the two bears returned into their appropriate hues, and later on a children's story was written explaining why. Instead, its three SS/L-1300 satellites fly in geosynchronous (24-hour orbital period) inclined elliptical orbits. When the franchise was introduced in the 1980s, a mistake was made causing Bedtime Bear (blue) and Wish Bear (aqua) to swap colours. Sirius does not use Geostationary satellites. little bears) and cariño (a type of love that is not romantic). The Sirius uplink facility is located in Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey. In Latin America, the Care Bears are referred to as "Los Ositos Cariñositos" from Ositos (lit.

Sirius' satellites are called Radiosat (instead of after the company name), due to there already being a previous fleet of satellites launched also named SIRIUS, launched by Sweden's NSAB (Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, or Nordic Satellite AB) and used for general telecommunications and satellite tv throughout Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia. However, French-speaking Quebec knows them as Les Calinours, or "Hug bears". The series of satellites from which they come, the SS/Loral LS-1300, is known to have problems with their solar array cells — a similar but more severe issue affects the Boeing satellites belonging to competitor XM Radio. In French-speaking countries, the Care Bears are referred to as Bisounours, roughly translating as kiss bears, from bisou (kiss) and nounours (teddy bear). Radiosat 4 is a ground spare, in storage at SS/Loral’s facility in Palo Alto, California. Thai: ?????????????. The first three of the series were orbited in 2000 by Proton-K Block-DM3 launch vehicles. Swedish: Krambjörnarna.

Sirius’ spacecraft Radiosat 1 through Radiosat 4 were manufactured by Space Systems/Loral. Spanish: Osos Amorosos (Spain), Los Ositos Cariñositos (Latin America). Iceberg Radio is programmed by Standard Broadcasting, which also provides a number of additional channels exclusive to Canada; the other four come from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Serbo-Croatian: Mede medenjaci, Mece Dobrici. With the launch of Sirius Canada in December 2005, American listeners gained five Canadian-produced stations including CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Three and Iceberg Radio in English, and Première Plus and Bandeapart in French. Portuguese: Ursinhos Carinhosos. The deal with NPR was the first high-profile deal entered into by Sirius. Polish: Troskliwe Misie.

Sirius also has exclusive satellite radio rights to National Public Radio, carrying two separate streams. Japanese: ?????. In June 2005, Sirius signed an agreement with BBC Radio 1 in the UK to rebroadcast the station to an American audience. Italian: Gli Orsetti del Cuore. Sirius has also been aggressive in creating its own in-house produced studio sports radio content. Icelandic: Kærleiksbirnirnir. In August 2004, Sirius launched NFL Radio, a 24-hour radio stream dedicated exclusively to covering the NFL. Hebrew: דובוני אכפת לי (Doobonei eechpattli).

Beginning in 2005 Sirius also has exclusive radio rights to cover the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Greek: ΤΑ ΑΡΚΟΥΔΑΚΙA. Sirius also has rights to a number of major college sports conferences, including the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference as well as schools like Notre Dame. German: Die Glücksbärchis. Starting in 2007, Sirius will have full NASCAR coverage. French: Les Bisounours. NHL games will be shared with XM for the 2005–2006 season, after which XM will have exclusive broadcast rights. Finnish: Halinallet.

The agreement also creates a 24-hour NBA Radio Channel, located on channel 127. Dutch: Troetelbeertjes. Sirius also announced in December 2005 a multi-year deal with the NBA, which makes the satellite radio company the broadcaster of more live NBA games than any other radio outlet. Czech: Starostliví medvídci. Currently, Sirius has exclusive satellite radio broadcasting rights to all NFL and NBA games. Care Bears Holiday Hugs. Another cornerstone of Sirius’ business strategy has been to pursue exclusive sports content. Journey to Joke-a-lot Soundtrack.

On October 25, 2005 Sirius announced that "E Street Radio", the exclusive channel of legendary artist Bruce Springsteen, would air from November 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 on the Bridge - Channel 10. Meet the Care Bears. It was Karmazin who fiercely protected Stern in the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show (produced by MTV and aired by CBS, both co-owned with Infinity) and the FCC crackdown on shock jocks and obscenity, in general. The Care Bears Christmas. Stern worked under Karmazin at Infinity Radio and the two men have always had a great deal of mutual respect for each other. Adventures in Care-a-lot. On November 18, 2004 the former COO and President of Viacom, Mel Karmazin, was named the CEO of Sirius. The Care Bears Care For You.

Generally the personalities act as DJs hosting shows with music they personally like. Introducing the Care Bears. These shows are hosted by personalities including skateboard legend Tony Hawk, seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, The B-52's lead singer Fred Schneider, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton and longtime New York City DJ “Cousin Brucie”, who was dropped by WCBS-FM after the station changed to its format from an oldies station to a “Jack” format. Love-A-Lot Bear's name is inspired by that of Sir Lancelot. In addition to the channel-programming deals, Sirius has also programmed a number of more conventional shows with well known personalities in a number of fields. Similar to the Round Table used by Arthur and his knights, the Care Bear Family sits around a heart-shaped table. In Howard Stern's first major hire for Sirius, Stern brought on board Tampa, FL based Bubba the Love Sponge, fired by Clear Channel due to a $750,000 fine proposed by the FCC Reuters, to do a show on Sirius. The name Care-a-lot is a play on King Arthur's legendary Camelot castle.

Beginning with the announcement of his imminent departure, Stern began to complain of one of his employers, Infinity Broadcasting, as trying to impede the success of his departure. A carebear appears in the popular flash animation & song Ultimate Showdown by Neil Cicierega. Stern stated that his move was forced by the stringent regulations of the FCC whose enforcement was intensified following the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show. Eventually, the Gigglepies turn out to be made of cow manure, so the Yugopotamians just eat them (manure is a delicacy on their planet). The deal, which gave Sirius exclusive rights to Stern’s radio show, also gave Stern the right to build at least two full-time programming channels. Cosmo and Wanda submit to the cuteness of the Gigglepies, and Timmy is later informed of their tactic for taking over planets: by winning over vast races with their cuteness, having them submit, and then destroying the planet. By far the biggest of these deals was announced on October 6, 2004 when Sirius announced that it signed a five-year, $500-million agreement with Howard Stern to move his radio show to Sirius starting on January 9, 2006. Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda find that Yugopotamia, whose citizens are frightened to death of anything cute and nice, is being overrun by the Gigglepies.

Sirius has reached extensive deals with domestic diva Martha Stewart, E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt (aka Little Steven), Jimmy Buffett, and Eminem to executive produce streams on Sirius. Timmy and his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda go to Yugopotamia, when their alien friend Mark informs them of an alien race that is overcoming his own. A major component of Sirius’ business strategy has been to execute far-reaching and exclusive deals with big-name entertainers and personalities to create and build broadcast streams, from the ground up. The Fairly OddParents: The episode entitled, So Totally Spaced Out guest starred a spoof of the Care Bears, in the form of the alien Gigglepies. . She screams "Sunshine Bear, wait!" and after looking at Meg, and looking at a speeding truck, and comparing the two, the bear throws itself in front of the oncoming truck. “Mongo” later became NASCAR driver Spencer’s nickname with the NASCAR Broadcasters in the following races. Every animal gets across the street except for the Care Bear.

The dog in the Sirius logo (Sirius is referred to as the "Dog Star") is unofficially named “Mongo,” a name garnered from the debut of Sirius Satellite Radio’s sponsorship on Casey Atwood’s and later Jimmy Spencer’s NASCAR entry, when the announcing cast voted on names. She looks out the window and sees the stuffed animals running from the house. Sirius was previously known as CD Radio. She walks to her closet, and when she returns, they are gone. However, Sirius led the market in new satellite radio subscribers in 2005. Meg is sitting in her room talking to her stuffed animals. Sirius currently lags behind competitor XM Satellite Radio in terms of subscribers with 3.3 million, well less than XM's current audience of more than 6 million subscribers (as of January 9, 2006). Family Guy: The episode which aired on Sunday, January 8th 2006 mentions a Care Bear.

A $10 activation fee ($15 if activated by phone) is also required. He asks if one of them is a "Care Bear" and the bear replies (after bandishing a lead pipe) that he's an "Intensive Care Bear". to $499.99 for a lifetime subscription (of the receiver, not the subscriber). The Simpsons: In an episode where Homer becomes afraid of anything relating to bears after being attacked by one, he hallucinates that the bear logos on commercial commodies come to life to hurt him. Subscription costs for Sirius range from $12.95/mo. ER: In a recent episode, King Funshine is struck by lightning while being held by Jerry Markovic (Abraham Benrubi) [6]. Its business model is to provide pay-for-service radio, music channels being free of commercials, analogous to the business model for premium cable television. The O.C.: In Season 1, Episode 24 ("The Proposal"), Merissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) has a Share Bear.

Sirius is based in New York City. Phil: An obsessed Care Bear fan—the administrator of The Memories Board—appeared as a guest star on the syndicated show in April 2005. “XS120”, “XS9”, “XS17”). Dr. Sirius channels are identified by Arbitron with the label “XS” (e.g. SpongeBob SquarePants: In the Gary Takes a Bath episode, the beloved title sponge calls his pet snail "Gare-Bear". A subset of Sirius’ music channels are included as part of the DISH Network satellite television service. Codename: Kids Next Door: The Rainbow Monkeys, who appear in many episodes, are yet another Care Bear spoof.

The streams are broadcast from three satellites in an elliptical geosynchronous orbit above North America. Rugrats: The Dummi Bears spoof heavily on the Care Bear franchise, especially with their Sing a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Song theme. With any Sirius-enabled radio, the user can see the artist and song information on display while listening to the stream. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: On one of the early episodes, a young girl tells Will Smith that her father only supports Care Bear music to prevent her from listening to inappropriate songs. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of music genres, broadcasting 24 hours a day, commercial free. Blade: Trinity (2004): Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds)claims that his group the Night Stalkers originally wanted to use Care Bears as its name, but claims it was already taken. Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 68 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. The Hot Chick (2002): Rob Schneider's friend has a Cheer Bear on her keyring, seen during the scene at the race track early in the film.

Black and white lineup from SiriusBackstage.com, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required. Snow Day (2000): One of the characters (played by Emmanuelle Chriqui) is nicknamed "Claire-bear" by her boyfriend. Official Sirius Satellite Radio Stations List, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required. (Alyson Court appeared in that sequel as well as this independent gem.). List of Sirius Satellite Radio stations. South of Wawa (1991): Footage from the Care Bears' Wonderland adventure are shown. XACT XTR1 Radio with Car Kit. Checking Out (1989) (unconfirmed): As Jeff Daniels steps outside in desert conditions towards the film's end, one of the onlookers whom his character encounters is holding a Swift Heart Rabbit doll in his hands.

Clarion Calypso SIRIUS Radio with Car Kit. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987): During a party scene in the film, a Wish Bear raft can be seen inside a swimming pool. Kenwood H2EV Radio with Car and Home Kits. Nelvana episodes - No Heart, Beastly and Shrieky (see TV series article). Tivoli's SIRIUS Table Radio. DiC-produced episodes - Professor Coldheart, Frostbite. SIRIUS Sportster Radio with Boombox Package. Fourth movie - Rat King.

Docking Station Package. Third movie - The Wizard and Dim & Dumb. SIRIUS Sportster Exec. Second movie - Dark Heart. SIRIUS S50. First movie - Nicholas and the Evil Spirit. The Birds are usually seen in the Forest of Feelings with the Care Bear Cousins and watch over them.

The Star and Heart Buddies look out for the Bears whenever they are on missions in caring. He only appeared in some of the franchise's early publications and on the DiC-produced TV episodes. The Cloud Keeper is the portly gentleman who maintains Care-a-lot. Paradise Valley is home to Perfect and Polite Panda (see above for profile).

The Hall of Hearts, located inside Care-a-lot, is the Care Bears family's meeting place. The Forest of Feelings is where the Care Bear Cousins live. Thus protected, the Bears protect caring on Earth. High up in the clouds, it floats above all air traffic, and, with a nice comfy cloud floating above it, stays away from all satellite photographs too.

Care-a-lot is the special place where the Care Bears live, and the softest, coziest place anyone can imagine. The Kingdom of Caring is made up of Care-a-lot and the Forest of Feelings (see descriptions below). Her symbol is an ice cream cone, showing her wholehearted devotion to helping others live life to the fullest. A real sweetheart, she gets along well with everyone she meets, though she has a tendency to overeat but takes things in moderation.

Treat Heart Pig- Featured on some of the later TV episodes, Treat Heart Pig knows how to turn any occasion into a holiday. It is interesting to note that the gender of this character changed between movies and television series, examples of which can be seen in the Wonderland movie and The Great Race episode. His tummy symbol is a red heart with white wings. Sometimes his cockiness and overconfidence get him into trouble, but his quick thinking gets him out of it.

Swift Heart Rabbit was the fastest of the Care Bear Cousins, reportedly running up to 90 mph to "help others". Her symbol is a curved pink star with a red heart inside. Proud Heart Cat - A regular in the animated movies and series, Proud Heart Cat is the "purr-fectionist" of the Care Bears family, and reminds us to do our best in everything we do. A heart with a party horn is his symbol.

Playful Heart Monkey - Also appearing in the animated franchise, Playful Heart Monkey is the most mischievous Cousin anyone can meet--for him, the whole world is a playground. He himself was a later addition to the family. In A New Generation, he took care of the other baby Bears and Cousins; his partner was True Heart Bear. Noble Heart Horse is the founder of the Care Bear Cousins, and was an overseer of the Forest of Feelings and the Kingdom of Caring in the second movie, but on the TV series, he was not much of a regular.

The reason behind his tummy symbol, a heart-shaped medal, is because of his warm personality combined with his faithfulness and his namesake. Loyal Heart Dog is a very proper and formal-mannered pup, honest and loyal and true beyond compare. His symbol is a pink heart-stamped weight. Lotsa Heart Elephant - Featured in the movies and TV series, Lotsa Heart Elephant is the strongest of the Cousins in physical ability and perseverance, despite having a very weak mind.

A red-heart pillow is her symbol. Gentle Heart Lamb - Featured in the first and second movies, Gentle Heart Lamb is the most softhearted of the Cousins, gentle and shy as her name suggests. His symbol is a stocking cap resting on the left side of a red heart. Cozy Heart Penguin - A star of the first movie, Cozy Heart Penguin is the sweetest and warmest of the Cousins, and the one most suited to winter conditions.

His symbol is a yellow heart-shaped light bulb. Bright Heart Raccoon - The smart aleck of the Cousins, Bright Heart Raccoon is a walking supercomputer who can solve problems thinking logically, and helps his friends on their toughest dilemmas. Brave Heart's tummy symbol is a red heart with a crown hanging on the right side. Brave Heart Lion is the (un)official leader of the Care Bear Cousins, and one of the original ten when these cousins were introduced in the Care Bears franchise--Swift Heart Rabbit, Lotsa Heart Elephant, Loyal Heart Dog and Proud Heart Cat to name a few.

Multicoloured. Tummy symbol is a painters pallet with hearts of paint. Work of the Heart Bear Coming out new in 2006. Her symbol--a shooting star with a rainbow tail--reminds us to believe in our dreams.

Wish Bear's job is help, simply enough, everyone's wishes come true, even though not all of them work the way they should. True Heart Bear - The mother of the Care Bears and the Cousins, True Heart Bear, who first appeared in the second movie, is everything one would expect the first Bear to be: warm and perky, fun and friendly and extra-lovable and loving! Her symbol, a multi-coloured star radiating from a central heart, shows all the beautiful ways that caring shines out from a loving heart. He is bright blue and his symbol is a shooting star with a rainbow tail. Thanks-A-Lot Bear - One of the least known Care Bears, Thanks-A-Lot Bear's only known appearance is in the toy line as a plush, a glowing plush, and a small plush partnered with Funshine Bear.

He wears the perfect symbol for his job on his tummy--a red heart with a narrow pink border. A loving and lovable brown bear who knows a lot about helping others share their feelings, Tenderheart helps spread love and make it grow by helping people show they care. Tenderheart Bear - The leader of the Care Bears, and one of the original ten characters introduced in the franchise (the others were Bedtime Bear, Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear, Friend Bear, Funshine Bear, Good Luck Bear, Grumpy Bear, Love-A-Lot Bear and Wish Bear). Now she has a heart holding a star.

A smiling apple was her symbol back then. Her only appearance in the early franchise was in a 1987 cough medicine colouring book. Take Care Bear - The least-known of all the Bears, Take Care Bear helps her friends live in the best of health. He was featured in the British franchise as an exclusive plush.

His symbol represents his job: a jack-in-the box with a star popping out. Surprise Bear - A rare find in the 80s franchise, there is no one who loves good surprises so much like Surprise Bear. His tummy symbol is a bright red apple. Smart Heart Bear - Added to the toy line in 2004, this Bear teaches kids that school is fun and so is learning.

Purple in colour. Tummy symbol is a sun in heart. Shine Bright Bear New in 2006. In the 1980s franchise, Share Bear's symbol was a heart-sprinkled sundae with two straws; in 2004 it was changed to two lollipops (on the grounds that sharing milkshakes can spread germs, according to present-day distributors Play Along Toys).

She shows that, through her symbol (see below), sharing is a treat that comes from the heart. Share Bear, also a later addition, helps others to learn about sharing the things they have. Secret's tummy symbol is a red heart-shaped padlock. He can only tell secrets to his partner, Friend Bear (as the first movie strongly shows).

Secret Bear, a later addition to the Care Bears family, acts as a mime to the other members. Sea Friend Bear - Another British exclusive in the '80s between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund, Sea Friend Bear makes sure that the world's oceans and seas are safe from harm. He is white, and his tummy symbol is a heart adorned with the pattern of the United States flag. Proud Heart Bear A rare bear, he appeared only as a toy in the '80s franchise.

Blue in color. Tummy symbol is a bouncing ball with heart in it and a rainbow bounce trail. Play-a-Lot Bear New in 2006. Image appears courtesy of The Care Bear Zone. .

They only appeared in one Care Bears episode, The Long Lost Care Bears. Perfect and Polite Panda from the Nelvana Care Bears cartoon episode "The Long Lost Care Bears". Perfect & Polite Panda - Looking after Paradise up above the skies of Care-a-lot, Perfect & Polite Panda always spoke in rhyme, finishing each other's sentences and complimenting one another's feelings. She can be seen dancing with her crush, Tenderheart Bear, at the beginning of the first movie. Though a true believer in the power of love, she is not afraid to help it along.

Love-A-Lot Bear - With two intertwined hearts as her tummy symbol, Love-a-Lot Bear spreads the message of her namesake and makes it grow wherever she goes. Her symbol--a laughing star at giving others the giggles--shows what she really is. Laugh-A-Lot Bear - Also a new addition in 2004, Laugh-A-Lot Bear turns her worst mistakes into the best jokes. Her tummy symbol is a heart with beams of light radiating out of it.

Hopeful Heart Bear was a new addition to the toy line in 2005. Blue in colour. Tummy symbol is 2 music notes and hearts. Heartsong Bear new toy coming in 2006.

She is also one of the mascots of the Sigma Sigma Sigma college sorority in real life. In 2004, it was changed into a multi-coloured flower. In the second movie (1986), Harmony's symbol was three joint-together hearts (the US version); in the British toys, it was three music notes. Her symbol (see below) shows that harmony can be achieved when different people come together for the good of all.

Harmony Bear, a peace-lover, helps others overcome differences and get along. Grumpy is a fan favourite. Grumpy Bear, whose symbol is a grey rain cloud with falling hearts, tells us that it is okay to be grumpy sometimes, but that we should always remember to be caring, even when we are upset and that it is silly when we take our grumpiness too far. As a later addition to the toy line, Grams Bear was featured, along with her grandchildren, in the first movie and on some of the Nelvana TV episodes.

A rose stands out as her symbol. A seasoned "veteran," an excellent storyteller, and a valued mentor for the family, she knows just about all there is about being a Bear, and is ready to lend a hand or a patient ear to help anyone in need. Grams Bear - The grandmother of all the Care Bears family, 'Grams Bear' looks after the Kingdom of Caring's two youngest members, Hugs and Tugs (see above). What can say better about his mission than (of course) a four-leaf clover on his tummy?.

Good Luck Bear helps spread his namesake to those he encounters. In the 2004 toy line and the direct-to-DVD feature, Journey to Joke-a-lot, Funshine was a male bear. Being happy is what she is all about. Funshine Bear - A regular in the toy line's animated fare for years, Funshine Bear, Care-a-lot's class clown, has a smiling sun as her tummy symbol--and even a smile on her face.

Two smiling flowers show up on her tummy symbol. Friend Bear, one of the original ten Bears, is the ideal friend for everyone she meets. Forest Friend Bear - A joint exclusive between Tonka and the World Wildlife Fund for the '80s British and Australian franchise, Forest Friend Bear's job is to help keep forested areas safe. She has been revamped in 2004 by Play Along Toys, her tummy symbol is a heart shaped planet Saturn with stars around it.

Her tummy symbol, two heart-shaped balloons, shows that, with imagination, there is a rainbow of happiness that we can create. She is constantly getting into funny little scrapes because her mind is somewhere else. Day Dream Bear - Made exclusively for the British version of the franchise in the 1980s, Day Dream Bear shows that daydreams are fun and help inspire people to do things, but also shows how to pay attention. However, he is the only one in the Kingdom of Caring who cannot fly a kite!.

His symbol--a colourful kite--reminds everyone that the sky's the limit when you do your best. Do-Your-Best Bear - A recent addition to the toy line (2004), Do-Your-Best Bear helps people be the best they can. A rainbow stands out as her symbol. Cheer Bear - One of the original ten, Cheer Bear's job (see picture below) is to make people feel their happiest.

He appeared in some of the Nelvana episodes and made a cameo appearance in the beginning of the third movie, Adventure in Wonderland. A yellow trophy with a heart is his symbol. Champ Bear - The Kingdom of Caring's sports guru, Champ Bear encourages the message of playtime--he is especially good at games he has never played before. His symbol is a cupcake with one candle on it.

Birthday Bear knows how to celebrate his namesake all the time. Her tummy symbol is a star and heart connected by a rainbow. Best Friend Bear - Added to the line in 2004, this Bear helps by showing that you can always find someone to be your friend. His tummy symbol (see above) says everything best about his job.

Bedtime Bear - The sleepiest Bear of them all, Bedtime Bear makes sure that people get a good night's sleep all over the world. Bashful Heart Bear - The shyest of the Care Bears, added to the toy line in 2004, her tummy symbol is a heart hiding behind a cloud with a rainbow. His tummy symbol, a smiling Star Buddy inside a diaper, reflects his bright and happy personality. Baby Tugs' aspiration is to become a Care Bear himself and join the other Bears on missions in caring.

The two siblings, looked after by their grandmother, Grams Bear (see below), are the youngest members of the Care Bears family. Baby Tugs Bear (often called Tugs), whose sister is Baby Hugs Bear, is a rough and tumble little boy cub who always gets into mischief. A Star Buddy inside a pink box—her tummy symbol—shows her personality. Sweet, curious and loving, she can never go anywhere without being hugged by anyone.

Baby Hugs Bear (often called Hugs), along with her brother, Baby Tugs Bear, with whom she often gets into mischief, is the youngest member of the Care Bears family. Orange in colour. Tummy symbol is a flower with heart petals. Amigo Bear New in 2006.

Her shooting-star tummy symbol reminds America to lift up their red, white and blue by caring for those around them, and making their country--and the world--a better place. America Cares Bear - A brand-new addition to the famous toy line (2004), America Cares Bear is the Kingdom of Caring's most patriotic member, a happy and energetic bear who believes that America's greatest strength is in caring.

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