UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SOCCER KICKS OFF ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
SIRIUS and XM listeners nationwide will have access to live play-by-play of each round of the Champions League competition, from the Group Stage matches through the Final
NEW YORK – September 16, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer live coverage of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League soccer season, from the group stage matches through the final on May 22, 2010.
SIRIUS XM’s coverage begins today, with live play-by-play of Inter Milan v. FC Barcelona, starting at 2:45 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 125 and XM channel 241.
SIRIUS and XM listeners from coast to coast will get access to select matches from the group stage, first knockout round and quarterfinals, as well as every match from the semifinals, and the one-match Championship final which will take place this season in Madrid on May 22. All Champions League matches will air live on SIRIUS channel 125 and XM channel 241. For a schedule of upcoming events visit www.sirius.com/soccer or www.xmradio.com.
The Champions League is the most prestigious soccer club competition in the world, run by the UEFA – the governing body for European soccer – and draws the 32 most talented teams from the best leagues in Europe. This year’s contest features AC Milan, Arsenal, FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Rangers FC and others as they compete for one of the most coveted titles in sports.
In addition to live match coverage, soccer fans can tune in to The Football Show, the weekly talk show hosted by famed former New York Cosmos and Italian National team striker Giorgio Chinaglia and former GM of the NY/NJ Metrostars Charlie Stillitano. The show airs every Wednesday throughout the year from 5:00 – 8:00 pm ET – and immediately after every Champions League game on SIRIUS XM – exclusively on SIRIUS channel 125 and XM channel 241. Chinaglia and Stillitano review the performances from the Champions League and take an overall look at teams and leagues from around the world.
SIRIUS XM’s Champions League coverage is only one aspect of the extensive European sports programming the satellite radio broadcaster offers. Listeners also get multiple English Premier League matches each week, every Formula One™ race, international cricket competitions and thoroughbred horse races.