Chrysler to Offer Sirius Satellite Radio Backseat TV

By: Lisa Ziegler

In New York: Just recently SIRIUS Satellite Radio together with Chrysler Group maker of Jeep and its auto components such as has announced that the SIRIUS Backseat TVâ„? will be made exclusively for Chrysler's 2008 model year vehicle lineup. The SIRIUS Backseat TV is a dynamic and the first TV service that delivers the best family TV programmes directly to the vehicles.

Whether driving cross country or just across town the SIRIUS Backseat TV will provide access to high quality television entertainment and family TV fare through a simple easy to operate video service. The SIRIUS Backseat TVâ„? is TV programming from the world's most trusted brands in family entertainment such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon network. The service will be offered in selected 2008 Chrysler model, Dodge vehicles, and Jeep®. The all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans which are going to available later this year will also be equipped with the SIRIUS Backseat TV.

The SIRIUS Backseat TV will also be offered for the 2008 Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Jeep Commander. The SIRIUS Backseat TV operates through an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas.

The programming is displayed on the vehicle's second or third-row video screens while the channel name, program title and rating will be broadcasted and displayed on the screen(s). To boost riding entertainment pleasure the system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit which means that while the rear-seat passengers are enjoying the SIRIUS Backseat TV, the front seat occupants can listen to the SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

And that's not all, when the vehicle is in Park mode, programming may be displayed on the MyGIG screen for front-seat viewing. The suggested retail price of the SIRIUS Backseat TV is $470 which includes the first year of service. After the first year, the SIRIUS Backseat TV will be available for $7 per month and $12.95 per month when packaged with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

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