XM WX Named Official Weather Provider of WBS World Tour
February 13, 2008

XM WX Satellite Weather, the best weather on the water, has been named the Official Weather Provider for the 2008 World Billfish Series (WBS), the world’s largest offshore fishing tournament and saltwater fishing’s largest sanctioning organization. Comprised of more than 60 of billfishing's most prestigious tournaments in eight worldwide divisions, the WBS World Tour is known for promoting sportsmanship, healthy competition and marine conservation. Weather briefing stations will enable tournament participants to access XM WX real-time graphical weather information and sea state conditions during a selection of events on the tour.

 

“We are proud to partner with the WBS for the 2008 World Tour, an ideal platform to demonstrate our award-winning XM WX weather to some of the most talented fishermen in the world,” said Walter Kerner, general manager, vertical markets for XM Satellite Radio. “Instant access to onboard graphical weather information will enable tournament participants to relax and enjoy their time on the water.”

In addition, XM WX Satellite Weather has been named the Official Weather Provider for the 43rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, set to take place February 27 through March 2, 2008 at the Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. One of south Florida’s oldest billfish tournaments, the Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament is a five-day event with a three-day offshore tournament that attracts hundreds of tournament anglers. In addition to The Main Stage, the focal point of the Music Festival, XM will sponsor the XM Café, an intimate venue housing a smaller stage, which will provide a nice escape for those who enjoy a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.

Since 2006, XM WX has strengthened the service by adding new data, an additional subscription tier and expanding its coverage area. Unveiled in early 2007, FishBytes, a fish location product, is a feature of the XM WX Master Mariner package and works as an analysis tool to help anglers find optimal locations for specific species of fish. In addition, XM WX added a new service tier, the SkyWatch Package, which offers mariners Weather Warnings, City Forecasts, Radar Coverage, Surface Observations and more at a great value. Canadian and Puerto Rico weather and surface conditions have also been added. The extended data products include High-Resolution Radar, Marine Zone Forecasts, Buoys, and Surface Conditions.

XM WX is privileged to be the Official Weather Provider for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami International Boat Show, Sun N’ Fun Fly-in, EAA Airventure and has also been selected as the 2007 National Storm Chasers’ Product of the Year.


About XM WX Satellite Weather

XM WX Satellite Weather is a comprehensive graphical weather data service offered by XM Satellite Radio and WxWorx Inc., an affiliate of Baron Services (the nation's leading provider of analytical weather services to the TV broadcast and emergency management industries). XM WX sets the new standard for provision of much-needed weather information to mobile markets, with a comprehensive offering of weather products presenting precipitation, wind, lightning, visibility, sea conditions, hazardous weather data and more to the aviation, marine and emergency response markets. The combination of more detailed and comprehensive weather data, continuous satellite delivery and exceptional coverage anywhere within the continental United States and neighboring waters is simply unmatched. For additional information about XM WX, visit http://www.XMWXweather.com .