XM to Launch Online Music September 17, 2004 -- Washington -- XM Satellite Radio announced the introduction of XM Radio Online, a premium Internet music service to debut in early October. As part of the launch, eligible Dell customers who purchase Dell Inspiron notebook and Dimension desktop computers will receive a special trial offer for the commercial-free online music service. XM Radio Online subscribers will be able to listen to XM's commercial-free music channels and a variety of other XM content, including The Bob Edwards Show, over the Internet for a monthly fee of $7.99. XM Satellite Radio subscribers will receive a discounted rate for XM Radio Online of $3.99 a month. Consumers will be able to sign up for XM Radio Online via listen.xmradio.com. Beginning in mid-October, Dell Inspiron notebook and Dimension desktop customers will receive an exclusive free, 30-day trial subscription to XM Radio. Dell customers also will be able to access XM Radio Online through the Dell Media Experience (DMX) portal. "We are very excited to be making our commercial-free music line-up available on the Internet through XM Radio Online, and we're especially pleased to be working with a market leader such as Dell," said Hugh Panero, president and CEO of XM Satellite Radio. "We know that people who get XM's music channels through their Dell PCs are going to love the experience, just as our subscribers who enjoy XM in the vehicle, at home, or on the go." "We're proud to be teaming up with XM to bring XM Radio Online to the digital home," said Mark Vena, Dell's director of digital home marketing. "This partnership is yet another indication of Dell's unique commitment to providing music lovers with more choices at a great value." XM Radio and the free trial for Dell U.S. customers will be marketed through Dell catalogs, online advertising, and other promotions.