Sirius picks up launch pace

Sirius Satellite Radio said Wednesday that its service is now available in 11 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

"We are executing our accelerated rollout schedule and plan to activate an
additional seven states by the end of the month," said Guy Johnson, executive
vice president of sales and marketing.

Last month, Sirius moved up its nationwide launch date to July 1 instead of
August 1 and said it would add entire states at once instead of individual

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.