Tuesday, September 12, 2006

XM To Launch National Lampoon Channel

September 12, 2006

Last week Orbitcast reported that XM Satellite Radio would have National Lampoon as a new comedy channel. Today XM Satellite Radio made an official annoncement. The channel could well become a favorite of those familiar with the antics of National Lampoon.


National Lampoon , the world's most recognized brand in comedy, and XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, today announced the launch of "National Lampoon Comedy Radio," a 24-hour comedy channel debuting on XM's programming lineup October 1.

With a stable of "comedy jocks" serving as on-air hosts, National Lampoon Comedy Radio (XM 154) will include a variety of original programming, spanning from stand-up and satirical news and sports segments to parody songs and prank phone calls. The channel also will include character sketches and regular interview features with comedians and celebrities.

"XM has been a champion of the comedy radio format, developing and growing our four existing comedy channels to become among the most popular on the platform. With the addition of National Lampoon Comedy Radio, we'll be able to reinforce XM's reputation as an innovator in comedy programming for a national radio audience," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming for XM Satellite Radio.

"This is a very exciting step forward for National Lampoon. The satellite delivery of the National Lampoon Comedy Network over our new XM channel has been a priority for the last couple of years; it is a milestone for our company and a testament to the vision of our partner, Kent Emmons," said Daniel Laikin, Chief Executive Officer of National Lampoon.

"We look forward to joining and expanding XM's powerful comedy line-up. XM's clear dedication to the comedy space makes their service the ideal place for National Lampoon to reach passionate comedy fans," said Kent Emmons, Chairman and CEO of National Lampoon Radio Networks.

A complete programming schedule for National Lampoon Radio, including show descriptions and times, will be available online at http://www.xmradio.com/national_lampoon.

About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's number one satellite radio service, with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, D.C., New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Porsche, is available in more than 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.

About National Lampoon
National Lampoon, Inc. is active in a broad array of entertainment segments, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, audio CDs and book publishing. The Company also owns interests in all major National Lampoon properties, including "National Lampoon's Animal House," the "National Lampoon Vacation" series and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder". The National Lampoon College Network serves colleges and universities throughout the United States. National Lampoon reaches as many as 4.8 million students, or nearly one in four of all 18 to 24-year-old college students in America today. In addition, the Company operates a humor website, http://www.nationallampoon.com/, National Lampoon's TogaTV.com, a broadband distribution channel and the National Lampoon Humor Network, an online network of humor and college lifestyle websites. The Company has four operating divisions: National Lampoon Network, Entertainment Division, Publishing Division and Licensing Division.

SOURCE: National Lampoon, Inc. For National Lampoon: Levine Communications Office Dawn Miller, 310-300-0950, x231 dmiller@LCOonline.com or Alistair Duncan, 310-300-0950, x234 aduncan@LCOonline.com Copyright Business Wire 2006

9/12/2006 11:52:00 AM

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