STAR Helps Earthquake Survivors

STAR, the Asian media and entertainment company controlled by News Corp., partnered with FedEx Express to airlift 31 tons of necessities to Sichuan Province, China, during the past weekend. The supplies will provide aid to Sichuan's earthquake survivors, the companies said.

PROGRAMMING - SIRIUS said it will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2008 Belmont Stakes and the historic attempt of undefeated colt Big Brown to win thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern.

INTERNATIONAL - Arianespace blamed a software programming glitch discovered during final checks of last Friday's postponed Ariane 5 launch mission. That glitch is under review by an independent group of experts, the launch services provider said