SIRIUS XM RADIO EXPANDS AVAILABILITY OF SOCCER PROGRAMMING TO XM LISTENERS
“World Soccer Daily” and “The Football Show” air nationwide on SIRIUS and now on “Best of SIRIUS” on XM
SIRIUS subscribers and XM subscribers with “Best of SIRIUS” can also hear live coverage of EPL and Champions League matches
NEW YORK – April 30, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has expanded the availability of its soccer programming to XM listeners. XM subscribers with the “Best of SIRIUS” programming package can now hear the popular soccer talk shows World Soccer Daily and The Football Show, plus live play-by-play of English Premier League and UEFA Champions League matches.
The Football Show, hosted by Giorgio Chinaglia and Charlie Stillitano, airs every Wednesday throughout the year from 5:00-8:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 125 and now on XM channel 102 with the “Best of SIRIUS.” Throughout the Champions League tournament, The Football Show airs live immediately following every Champions League broadcast on SIRIUS XM. Chinaglia, the famed former New York Cosmos and Italian national team striker, and Stillitano, the former general manager of the New York New Jersey Metrostars, talk one-on-one with the world’s best players and managers and offer listeners a weekly review of both the Champions League and English Premier League.
World Soccer Daily, hosted by Steven Cohen and Kenny Hassan, airs every weekday year round from 1:00-3:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 125 and now on XM channel 102 with the “Best of SIRIUS.” Available on SIRIUS since 2003, World Soccer Daily is the nation’s only daily English-language radio program devoted to the world’s game. The comprehensive talk show provides an in-depth look at the best leagues from Europe, South America, Africa and the U.S. with news, expert analysis and interviews with the biggest names in the game.
SIRIUS XM broadcasts matches from the UEFA Champions League, the most prestigious soccer club competition in the world, on SIRIUS channel 125 and now on XM channel 102 with the “Best of SIRIUS.” Upcoming matches on SIRIUS XM include the second leg of the semifinals on May 5 and 6 as well as the Champions League final in Rome on May 27.
SIRIUS XM is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Barclays English Premier League and carries multiple live Premiership soccer matches each week on SIRIUS channel 125 and now on XM channel 102 with the “Best of SIRIUS.” SIRIUS and XM listeners can hear the 20 best teams in the U.K. – including legendary rivals Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal – compete all season long for the league title. For a schedule of upcoming EPL matches on SIRIUS XM, please visit www.sirius.com.