XM Satellite Radio to air Big Ten football and basketball games.
Sept. 7, 2004
XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than 2.1 million subscribers, today announced that XM is airing Big Ten Conference football and men's and women's basketball games, the latest addition to XM's outstanding line-up of college sports programming. "When it comes to college sports, XM offers the most teams in satellite radio," said Hugh Panero, President and CEO of XM Satellite Radio. "We are very proud to welcome the Big Ten Conference and its extraordinary history of athletic success to XM. Big Ten fans across the country will now be able to tune into games on XM Radio, whether they are in the car, at home, or on the go." Kirk Ferentz, University of Iowa head coach said, "We are excited that Hawkeye fans across the country will be able to listen to games on XM Satellite Radio. Iowa boasts some of the most passionate fans, students, and alumni in college sports, and now they can hear Hawkeye football on XM wherever they are from coast to coast." XM Radio recently announced partnerships with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pacific-10 (Pac-10) Conference to air football and men's and women's basketball games hosted by these top conferences. College sports are carried on XM channels 180 through 188. A complete schedule of Big Ten, Pac-10, and ACC college football games broadcast on XM is available online at www.xmradio.com/collegesports. This fall, XM listeners will be able to see the latest scores for their favorite college sports teams on the radio display screen. The Delphi XM SKYFi2 satellite radio, the newest XM plug-and-play receiver, will display scores for college sports, as well as professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf and NASCAR, while you tune into XM's 130-plus channels of commercial-free music and premier sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming. The SKYFi2 radio (MSRP: $129.99) will ship to retailers in October. *** About XM Satellite Radio XM is America's #1 satellite radio service with more than 2.1 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004 lineup includes more than 130 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 one-hundred-percent commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; more than 40 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. For more information about XM, visit http://www.xmradio.com.