updated 12:20 pm EDT, Thu March 29, 2007
Sirius Backseat TV
Sirius on Thursday unveiled full details of Sirius Backseat TV, the company's new satellite TV service for cars. The technology will let subscribers watch TV from three child-oriented channels -- Nickelodeon, The Cartoon Network, and The Disney Channel -- either on the rear TV screens of equipped vehicles as well as on a MyGig-compatible front TV while the vehicle is stopped. Customers will have the choice of listening to satellite radio at the front when TV plays in the back, Sirius says.
The service will debut first as a $470 factory-installed option for 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan (pictured) and Chrysler Town & Country, each of which will get a free one-year subscription to both the radio and TV services when the minivans release in the spring. Other Chryslers will also receive the upgrade, and an aftermarket version is also set to launch in the summer, according to Sirius. Subscriptions outside of the special deal will cost $7 per month in addition to the typical $13 access fee. [via OrbitCast]