5.1 million subscribers and counting for Sirius

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Sirius Satellite Radio has announced that it ended the third quarter of 2006 with 5,119,308 subscribers, 135 percent above third-quarter 2005 ending subscribers of 2,173,920.

Sirius says it added 441,101 net subscribers in the third quarter of 2006, a 23 percent increase over year-ago third-quarter net subscriber additions. Sirius has led the satellite radio industry in net subscriber additions for four consecutive quarters, with 61 percent of total satellite radio net additions in the third quarter of 2006.