Sirius tunes up with BMW deal

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Sirius Satellite Radio’s stock rose 4.7% after inking a deal with BMW on Thursday to offer the service in the company’s cars. Shares rose 32¢ to $7.20 on Friday. Stock had fallen 86% in the past year.

BMW said it will offer Sirius radios in its 3-Series, 5-Series and X5 vehicles. New York-based Sirius also will supply the radios for some Ford Motor Co. and Daimler Chrysler vehicles.

Car owners will be able to access as many as 100 channels of CD-quality music, news and other programming for a subscription fee of $12.95 a month. Service is similar to that offered by Sirius rival XM Satellite Radio.

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