Talk of a Sirius satellite video service has been going on for practically as long as Sirius itself has been around, but it looks like it's now finally, maybe, definitely getting closer to reality. In a conference call yesterday, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin himself said: "We are close to signing deals to offer the best video programming for kids as part of our OEM offering in the second half of the year" -- seems pretty definitive, no? The focus on kids programming certainly jives with earlier statements from the company on how they foresaw the service being used, but the launch date is actually earlier than most recent word we've heard from Sirius Senior VP Bob Law, who pegged it to be sometime "post-CES 2007." We can only assume that they're still planning for the service to be a live one, as opposed to cached, but your guess is as good as ours as to what it'll actually look like.

[Via MobileMag]

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Sirius video service coming this year, sez Karmazin