DETROIT -- XM Satellite Radio Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. are expanding into Canada.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission has approved applications for the companies to broadcast there. It was unclear when broadcasts would begin.
Both companies have Canadian partners. XM's partner is Canadian Satellite Radio. XM has an option to buy as much as 30 percent of the company. Spokesman Chance Patterson says XM will exercise those options in the near future.
Sirius Canada Inc. is owned by Sirius, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Standard Broadcasting Inc.
Canadian radio company CHUM Ltd. also has been granted a license to provide satellite radio service to Canada.
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