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. 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. Sirius Radio gives you the freedom to listen to what you want, when you want, where you want. Satellite TV provides a strong digital signal to subscribers' television sets and is almost completely wireless. The National Basketball Association has reached a multi-year deal with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. to expand radio broadcasts of professional basketball games. XM Radio uses two Boeing HS 702 satellites, appropriately dubbed "Rock" and "Roll," placed in parallel geostationary orbit to provide its satellite radio services. All of XM Radio's music channels are 100% commercial free. XM Satellite Radio is revolutionizing radio by offering exciting and unprecedented coast-to-coast programming. XM Radio has strategic alliances with Corus Entertainment, Telesat Canada, General Motors, Honda and Toyota. XM has signed deals with 60 per cent of car makers, including the biggest, General Motors of Canada Ltd., to pre-install XM receivers in GM vehicles. In order to begin receiving HD radio, you will need to be within range of a local radio station offering HD radio signals. Portable satellite radios fit easily in the palm of your hand, so they're easy to take along with you. So far, WorldSpace has been the leader in the satellite radio industry, but the USA is not currently part of WorldSpace's coverage area. When you buy a plug-and-play satellite radio, you have to make sure it works with your choice of system. A plug-and-play satellite radio is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, so it's easy to carry it around. XM Radio and Sirius Radio are going to install thousands of repeaters throughout the country.