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SiriusXM to Launch New Channel Dedicated Entirely to Soccer

Oct. 11, 2012
SiriusXM Soccer

Sirius XM Radio today announced that it has created a new channel dedicated entirely to the world's game.

SiriusXM FC will launch Oct. 15 on channel 94 and will offer listeners nationwide soccer talk and play-by-play 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The channel - including all talk and play-by-play - will also be available to listeners on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.

With SiriusXM FC, soccer fans will have access to many of the world's best teams with live play-by-play broadcasts from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and FA Cup, as well as matches from the Major League Soccer playoffs. All Barclays Premier League matches are provided by talkSPORT. All UEFA and FA Cup matches are provided by FOX Soccer. For a schedule of upcoming matches on SiriusXM FC visit www.siriusxm.com/soccerschedule.

"The demand for worldwide quality soccer coverage continues to grow and we're very excited to now provide soccer fans with an entire channel dedicated to their sport," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming. "SiriusXM has created and developed several sports specific channels which have become must listen destinations for NFL fans, MLB fans, motor racing fans and many others. SiriusXM FC - with an outstanding lineup of on air talent, daily expert analysis and live play-by-play - will be the next SiriusXM channel to bring fans closer to their sport."

In addition to live match coverage, listeners will get an unparalleled schedule of daily soccer talk programming. SiriusXM FC will feature shows hosted by an expert cast of former players, coaches, executives and journalists from the U.S. and Europe that will deliver the latest news and analysis and give fans a place to discuss the headline stories from the world of soccer.

The Football Show, hosted by National Soccer Hall of Famer John Harkes, former player/coach Ray Hudson and soccer experts Charlie Stillitano and Neil Barnett can be heard every weekday morning at 7:00 am ET. Men in Blazers, hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, will air Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 am ET.

Weekday afternoons at 5:00 pm ET, Harkes and his former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer, longtime U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola, will be heard hosting Counter Attack, offering a recap of matches and discussing the news of the day with fans around the country.

The SiriusXM FC daily lineup will also feature several programs from talkSPORT, the award-winning British-based sports talk network, including the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Drivetime with Darren Gough and Adrian Durham, Kick Off, Extra Time, and Weekend Sports Breakfast with Micky Quinn and Mark Saggers.

In addition, SiriusXM FC will also carry Fox Soccer News, Fox Soccer's nightly news and highlights show airing at 10 p.m. ET.

On Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET, SiriusXM FC will air MLSsoccer.com's Extra Time Radio show, covering the world of Major League Soccer with hosts Greg Lalas and Nick Firchau.

For more info on SiriusXM FC visit www.siriusxm.com/soccer. Follow the channel on Twitter @SiriusXMFC.



Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2012


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