SiriusXM Canada Programming Changes

We would like to provide the following information on our recent programming changes at SiriusXM Canada.

SiriusXM Canada has launched several new Canadian Music channels; Mixtape: North (ch. 164), Attitude Franco (ch. 163), Racines Musicales (ch. 166), Influence Franco (ch. 174), and Top of the Country Radio (ch. 171). These new channels allow us to further deepen our commitment to Canadian music by offering new and existing channels a more immersive listening experience, featuring in-depth interviews, artist spotlights, live performances and specialty programming, showcasing a wide selection of Canadian artists and genres in French and English. These channels are all available on satellite and through our app across North America.

Key details:

  • We remain committed to Canadian music and artists, and our Canadian lineup of programming will continue to reflect that.
  • We continue to meet or exceed our CRTC conditions of licence.
  • For the first time, we have a 24/7 channel dedicated to Canadian hip-hop/R&B with Mixtape: North (ch. 164). From the legends who paved the way to who’s hot now and who’s up next, we are so proud to bring North Americans Mixtape: North, a Canadian first.
  • SiriusXM’s The Verge (ch. 173) continues to offer the best in new and emerging Canadian indie and alternative music. North Americana (ch. 359) continues to offer rock, country, folk and roots of yesterday and today. The Indigiverse (ch. 165) continues to offer Indigenous music and news from Turtle Island and around the world.
  • We’re excited to invite listeners to explore our new French music channels Attitude Franco (ch. 163) featuring the best French-Canadian rock music and Racines Musicales (ch. 166), featuring French-Canadian and Indigenous country, folk, Cajun music and more. Pop genre artists will now be featured alongside hip-hop artists on Influence Franco (ch. 174).
  • We are thrilled to introduce Top of the Country Radio (ch. 171), which is programmed by the SiriusXM team and continues to feature the best in Canadian country music.
  • SiriusXM continues to provide millions of dollars each year through our Canadian Content Development contributions including FACTOR, Musicaction, The Community Radio Fund of Canada, Radiostar/Fonds Radiostar, music and comedy festivals, industry associations, showcases, charities, awards and specialty programs like SiriusXM’s Top of the County.
  • Programming previously provided by the CBC, including CBC Radio 3 and CBC Country remain available through CBC platforms.
  • SiriusXM has had and continues to have a great partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada and will continue to work with them in various capacities.

As always, music from Canadian artists can be submitted at or directly with your SiriusXM programming contacts.

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