, and four in the XM system, XM-1, XM-3, XM-4 and XM-5. Two of these satellites are used as spares. In 2014, SIRIUS XM de-orbited a satellite that reached the end of its operational life. Satellite Insurance: SIRIUS XM holds in-orbit insurance for one of its satellites which would expire in 2015. Terrestrial Repeaters: In some areas with high concentrations of tall buildings, such as urban centers, signals from SIRIUS XM's satellites might be blocked and reception of satellite signals can be adversely affected. In many of these areas, SIRIUS XM has deployed terrestrial repeaters to supplement satellite coverage. SIRIUS XM operates approximately 700 terrestrial repeaters as part of its systems across the United States. Other Satellite Facilities: SIRIUS XM controls and communicates with its satellites from facilities in North America and maintains earth stations in Panama and Ecuador to control and communicate with its Sirius system satellites. Its satellites are monitored, tracked and controlled by a third party satellite operator. Studios SIRIUS XM's programming originates principally from studios in New York City and Washington, D.C., and to a lesser extent, from smaller studios in Los Angeles, Nashville and various smaller venues across the country. Both its New York City and Washington D.C. offices house facilities for programming origination, programming personnel and facilities to transmit programming. Radios Radios are manufactured in three principal configurations: in-dash radios, dock and play radios, and commercial units. SIRIUS XM has authorized manufacturers and distributors to produce and distribute radios, and has licensed its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture and distribute radios under certain brands. SIRIUS XM manages various aspects of the production of satellite and Internet radios. Connected Vehicle Services SIRIUS XM also provides connected vehicle services. SIRIUS XM's connected vehicle services are designed to enhance the safety, security and driving experience for vehicle operators while providing marketing and operational benefits to automakers and their dealers. SIRIUS XM offers a portfolio of location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, stolen or parked vehicle locator services, and monitoring of vehicle emission systems. SIRIUS XM’s connected vehicle business provides services to several automakers, including Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota. Canada SIRIUS XM also has an equity interest in the satellite radio services offered in Canada through its investment in Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc. (SIRIUS XM Canada). SIRIUS XM owns approximately 37% of the equity of SIRIUS XM Canada. Other Services Commercial Accounts: SIRIUS XM's programming is also available for commercial establishments. Commercial subscription accounts are available through providers of in-store entertainment solutions and directly from SIRIUS XM. Certain commercial subscribers are included in its subscriber count. Satellite Television Service: Certain of SIRIUS XM's music channels are offered as part of certain programming packages on the DISH Network satellite television service. Subscribers to the DISH Network satellite television service are not included in SIRIUS XM's subscriber count. Subscribers to the following services are not included in SIRIUS XM's subscriber count, unless the applicable service is purchased by the subscriber separately and not as part of a radio subscription to SIRIUS XM services: Travel Link: SIRIUS XM offers Travel Link, a suite of data services that includes graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings. Real Time Traffic Services: SIRIUS XM also offers services that provide graphic information as to road closings, traffic flow and incident data to consumers with compatible in-vehicle navigation systems. Real Time Weather Services: SIRIUS XM offers real-time weather services designed for improving situational awareness in vehic
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