SportsGrid Radio Launches on SiriusXM Channel 204

NEW YORK, NY (01.08.2021) – SportsGrid and SiriusXM announced today the launch of the SportsGrid Radio Channel debuting on SiriusXM radios and the SiriusXM app on Channel 204. SiriusXM subscribers nationwide will have access to SportsGrid’s real-time sports news, statistics, odds, and lines, along with live expert analysis. The SportsGrid Radio channel will be available to SiriusXM subscribers 24 hours a day 7 days a week on SiriusXM radios (channel 204) in their cars or anywhere with the SiriusXM app.

SportsGrid Radio will feature a team of on-air personalities including Scott Ferrall, Gabe Morency, Ariel Epstein, and Jared Smith along with expert contributors and guest analysts. The channel streams live from the state-of-the-art production facilities located in New York City adjacent to Madison Square Garden and at the Meadowlands inside the FanDuel Sportsbook. SportsGrid’s real-time reporting includes the daily odds, lines, matchups, injury reports, news and more across pro football, basketball, baseball, hockey, college sports, golf, tennis, and soccer.

The all original SportsGrid Radio weekday line-up has 22-hours of live daily programming starting with The Early Line, weekdays from 7-9 AM ET, hosted by Erin Dolan and Kevin Walsh leading into The Morning After, weekdays from 9 AM – 12 Noon ET, hosted by the passionate and authentic Ariel Epstein and Jared Smith. The high energy topic-driven three-hour morning program covers the top sports stories of the day with the daily rundown of the Scores • Stats • Odds • News • Injury Updates • Interviews and more.

SportsGrid’s pre-game programming features Ferrall Coast to Coast, weekdays from 4-6 PM ET, hosted by popular veteran sports radio personality Scott Ferrall, followed by Game Time Decisions, weekdays from 6-7 PM ET, with Gabe Morency and Cam Stewart. Ferrall Coast to Coast previews the upcoming primetime schedule of live games and special events going over breaking news, injuries, odds, and lines. Game Time Decisions reviews last-minute updates, real-time data and intelligence with expert commentary and analysis. 

Every night from 7-10 PM ET, In Play Sports Tonight hosted by Blackjack Fletcher defines the sports gaming genre with live coverage and analysis of in-play breaking news, odds, and the line movement across all major sports. In-Play Sports Tonight focuses on the popularity and emergence of in-play gaming identifying actionable game-specific odds and lines opportunities.

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SiriusXM’s New SXM-7 Satellite Performing Properly After SpaceX Launch

NEW YORK NY (12.15.2020) – Maxar Technologies, SiriusXM, and SpaceX have announced that the SXM-7 satellite was successfully launched and is performing properly.

SXM-7, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite, was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida earlier today. Shortly afterward, SXM-7 deployed its solar arrays and began receiving and sending signals. Next, SXM-7 will begin firing its thrusters to commence its journey to its final geostationary orbit.

SiriusXM’s SXM-7 ready for launch. Credit: SpaceX

SXM-7 will provide continuous, reliable delivery of SiriusXM’s audio entertainment and information services to consumers in the United States, and will expand SiriusXM’s coverage area in Canada and the Caribbean, for years to come. SXM-7 will deliver the highest power density of any commercial satellite on-orbit, sending more than 8,000 watts of content to the continental U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, increasing the power and reach of the signal for SiriusXM.

This rendering shows what SiriusXM’s SXM-7 will look like when fully deployed on orbit. Credit: Maxar Technologies

“Maxar and SiriusXM have worked together for more than two decades to build world-class digital audio radio satellites that bring entertainment to almost every new car in America,” said Megan Fitzgerald, Maxar’s Senior Vice President of Space Programs Delivery. “We are proud to have built the latest addition to the SiriusXM constellation and look forward to the launch of their next Maxar-built satellite, SXM-8, next year.”

“SXM-7 plays an important role in bolstering the continuity and reliable delivery of SiriusXM’s audio entertainment, as well as our traffic, weather, data and information services for years to come,” said Bridget Neville, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President of Satellite and Repeater Systems Engineering and Operations. “With the addition of SXM-7, our satellite-delivered service coverage area in North America is larger and more powerful than ever before. We congratulate our engineering team, Maxar and SpaceX on a successful launch.”

“We had a beautiful Falcon 9 launch today, safely delivering SXM-7 to orbit,” said Lee Rosen, SpaceX’s Vice President of Customer Operations and Integration. “This was the seventh flight for this rocket’s first stage booster, and we are grateful SiriusXM chose our flight-proven hardware to help broaden its coverage area.”

SXM-7 weighs almost 7,000 kg and is built on Maxar’s 1300-class platform, the world’s most prevalent geosynchronous spacecraft platform. The satellite is designed to provide service for greater than 15 years. Maxar has previously built a total of seven satellites for SiriusXM, including its first-generation Sirius satellites that launched in 2000 and its second-generation Sirius satellites that launched in 2009 and 2013.

SXM-7 joins XM-3, XM-4, XM-5, FM-5, and FM-6 in SiriusXM’s active satellite fleet. SXM-7 and SXM-8 together will replace XM-3 and XM-4, extending SiriusXM’s satellite delivered services through at least 2036.

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SiriusXM’s Beloved Holiday Channels Arrive Early to Spread Cheer Across the Airwaves

NEW YORK, NY (10.30.2020) – SiriusXM has announced its extensive holiday music lineup featuring 17 ad-free channels including a new channel, Jolly Christmas, as well as the much-anticipated Holly and Holiday Traditions channels. 14 of the music channels are kicking off the holiday season and are available on the SiriusXM app now.  

SiriusXM’s holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classic Christmas carols, holiday pop songs, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, seasonal soul music, Hanukkah music, and classical Christmas favorites.

SiriusXM will again launch a collection of holiday music online channels, including 70s/80s Christmas, Rockin’ Xmas, Holiday Chill-Out, Navidad and Jazz Holidays.

Subscribers are able to listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app, and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more.

Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.

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SiriusXM Completes Acquisition of Stitcher

NEW YORK, NY (10.20.2020) – Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Stitcher and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers.

With this acquisition, SiriusXM adds Stitcher, a longtime pioneer in podcasting, to its leading audio entertainment platform. Alongside Pandora, Simplecast and AdsWizz, Stitcher strengthens SiriusXM’s position in this fast-growing area. By combining Stitcher’s leading programming and advertising networks with SiriusXM’s existing suite of hosting and ad technology tools, the Company expands its pre-eminent position in digital audio advertising while generating new ways for creators to find and connect with a broader audience.

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Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM, said, “We are deepening our position in podcasting, the fastest-growing sector in digital audio, and with completion of this transaction, our vision is taking shape. With Stitcher and its varied assets, we are now a one-stop shop able to meet the needs of podcast creators, publishers and advertisers, while also providing listeners with access to great shows, series and programming.”

To advance a powerful and coordinated content strategy, Erik Diehn, CEO of Stitcher, will report directly to Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, who also oversees content at Pandora. To help advertisers efficiently and effectively reach their customers across the largest digital audio ecosystem, Sarah van Mosel, Stitcher’s Chief Revenue Officer, will report directly to John Trimble, Chief Advertising Revenue Officer of SiriusXM.

Meyer added, “On behalf of everyone at SiriusXM, we are thrilled to welcome Erik, Sarah, and all of the other talented Stitcher employees to our team. We look forward to working with them as we continue delivering the best listening experiences in audio entertainment and enhancing stockholder value.”

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SiriusXM Announces Leadership Update

NEW YORK, NY (09.16.2020) – SiriusXM has announced that Chief Executive Officer, James E. Meyer, intends to retire on December 31, 2020. Upon Mr. Meyer’s retirement, Jennifer C. Witz, President, Sales, Marketing and Operations, will become the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Gregory B. Maffei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Jim for his outstanding service, helping to create the leader in audio entertainment in North America. During his tenure as CEO, SiriusXM has grown to become a diversified audio entertainment provider that is poised to reach more than 150 million people, the largest addressable digital audio audience in North America. We are a better company for his stewardship. We look forward to continuing to work with him on the Board and to build on SiriusXM’s strong momentum.”

Mr. Maffei continued, “Our Board of Directors is thrilled to unanimously appoint Jennifer as the next CEO. With nearly two decades of success at the Company, no one is better suited for this position. Jennifer brings the thorough understanding of our business from every angle. She has played a key role in significantly growing SiriusXM’s subscriber base. Jennifer will lead the Company’s strong executive team as it continues building out its platforms and executes on its growth strategies.”

“It has been a privilege to lead SiriusXM, and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together over the last eight years,” said Mr. Meyer. “This Company has never been in a better position. We have transformed our business, growing SiriusXM and its offerings, welcoming the team from Pandora through our game changing combination and increasing our scale in podcasting with Simplecast and the pending acquisition of Stitcher. Today, we deliver the best content with a consumer reach that is unmatched in audio entertainment in North America. My decision to retire has long been in the works, and now is the right time to begin this transition. I could not be handing the reins over to a stronger leader than Jennifer. I know firsthand how talented and innovative she is, and I believe she will drive SiriusXM to new heights. This is a key time for SiriusXM, and I look forward to working with Jennifer to ensure a smooth transition as we execute on our near-term priorities.”

Ms. Witz commented, “I am honored to take on the role of CEO and lead SiriusXM at this exciting time. We have the best audio content available anywhere and incredible growth platforms. At SiriusXM, we are rolling out new programming, introducing new technology and expanding our OEM relationships, while pursuing new avenues of growth at Pandora and strengthening our position in the podcasting space. It has been an extraordinary privilege working with Jim and learning from him over the years. SiriusXM has tremendous opportunities ahead. I look forward to working closely with Scott Greenstein, Sean Sullivan and the rest of our talented management team and our incredible employees to capture those opportunities, drive growth and enhance stockholder value.”

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SiriusXM Extends and Expands Relationship with General Motors

NEW YORK, NY (09.15.2020) – SiriusXM has announced an extension of its long-term agreement with General Motors (GM) that will continue the relationship between the two companies into 2027.  As part of the new agreement, GM will increase vehicles equipped with SiriusXM to nearly all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles beginning with model year 2021.

“General Motors was the first automaker to begin factory-installing SiriusXM on select Cadillac models in 2002, and we are very proud to be extending and expanding that longstanding relationship into 2027,” said Steve Cook, EVP, Sales and Automotive, for SiriusXM.  “GM, forever a leader in delivering innovative technology to their customers, has produced tens of millions of vehicles with SiriusXM installed over the course of nearly 20 years and will deliver SiriusXM to more of their customers than ever as part of this new agreement.”

“Our long-standing relationship with SiriusXM reinforces GM’s commitment to provide our customers with the features and services they love,” said Santiago Chamorro, Vice President for Global Connected Services, GM.  “No matter where they’re going, or how long a trip will be, SiriusXM has a channel or content option for everyone, making the ride that much more enjoyable.”

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac customers purchasing or leasing SiriusXM equipped vehicles will continue to receive a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM All Access, SiriusXM’s most robust programming package.  SiriusXM All Access delivers SiriusXM’s full lineup of varied content, plus access to SiriusXM outside their vehicles on the SiriusXM app and on connected devices and speakers in their homes.  Customers who purchase or lease pre-owned Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will also continue to receive a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM All Access.

Additionally, GM will continue to roll out its integration of SiriusXM with 360L to nearly 1 million Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.  The number of GM vehicles equipped with SiriusXM with 360L will continue to increase in the years ahead.  SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single in-vehicle entertainment experience, upgrading the way the subscriber interacts with the service by providing more choice, a more personalized user experience, and access to thousands of hours of on demand content in the vehicle.

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SiriusXM’s Live NFL Coverage for 2020 Season Begins Sept. 10

NEW YORK, NY (09.09.2020) – SiriusXM has announced its comprehensive coverage of the 2020 NFL season, which will deliver live broadcasts of every game as well as new exclusive shows and in-depth 24/7 news and talk on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.

The 101st NFL season begins on Thursday, September 10 (8:20 pm ET) when the Houston Texans visit the Super Bowl LIV Champion Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional Playoff game. Throughout the season all NFL games through Super Bowl LV will air nationwide on SiriusXM radios.  Games are also available on the SiriusXM app and at home on connected devices and speakers for authenticated subscribers with the SiriusXM All Access package.

SiriusXM offers play-by-play channels dedicated to the official radio broadcasts of every NFL team, giving its subscribers access to both the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game.  SiriusXM’s NFL schedule will also include multiple Spanish-language broadcasts.  Schedules can be found at SiriusXM.com/NFLschedule20.

In addition to live play-by-play, subscribers continue to get in-depth and comprehensive NFL talk 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel, with new programming for 2020.

This season, SiriusXM NFL Radio will launch a new weekly show dedicated to the Las Vegas Raiders, hosted by Raiders great and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mike Haynes and Las Vegas-based SiriusXM host JT The Brick (aka John Tournour).  Silver & Black Radio will debut September 9 and air every Wednesday (7:00-8:00 pm ET) throughout the season on SiriusXM NFL Radio.  Haynes and JT will focus on the 2020 Raiders team that’s settling into its new home city of Las Vegas, and they will also look back at the storied history of the Silver and Black with storytelling and interviews with Raiders legends.

The daily programming lineup on SiriusXM NFL Radio features shows hosted by NFL experts and interviews with players, coaches and executives from around the league.

Legendary quarterback Brett Favre will return to host his award-winning show, The SiriusXM Blitz with Brett Favre and Bruce Murray, every Tuesday (11:00 am – noon ET) starting today. 

Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith and former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer are new additions to the SiriusXM NFL Radio roster this season.  Both will be hosts on the channel’s morning show The Opening Drive (7:00-10:00 am ET) – Smith on Mondays and Palmer on Thursdays.  They will co-host with former NFL safety and veteran SiriusXM host Solomon Wilcots, who is the new daily host of The Opening Drive this season.

The SiriusXM NFL Radio lineup also adds a new daily show, Airing It Out, hosted by SiriusXM’s Bob Papa and former coach Charlie Weis (weekdays, 10:00 am – noon ET).

SiriusXM NFL Radio’s team of analysts also includes Hall of Famers Gil Brandt, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, James Lofton, Anthony Munoz and Bill Polian, former NFL executives Mark Dominik and Pat Kirwan, and former players Erik Coleman, Charles Davis, David Diehl, Bruce Gradkowski, A.J. Hawk, Torry Holt, Brad Hopkins, Ed McCaffrey, Jim Miller, Kirk Morrison, Brady Quinn, Geoff Schwartz and Max Starks. 

SiriusXM NFL Radio voices also include a number of NFL insiders and radio veterans including Howard Balzer, Vic Carucci, Adam Caplan, John Clayton, Brian Custer, Zig Fracassi, Mike Keith, Dan Leberfeld, Bill Lekas, Alex Marvez, Lance Medow, Tom Pelissero, Shae Peppler, Jeff Rickard, Steve Torre, Evan Washburn and Cole Wright.

Authenticated subscribers can also get SiriusXM NFL Radio programming On Demand via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com, allowing them to listen to their favorite shows when they want.

Go to SiriusXM.com/NFLonSXM for more info.

Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Sends Vehicle Crash Data to 911 Through RapidSOS

NEW YORK, NY (08.21.2020) – Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a leading provider of connected services to vehicle manufacturers, and RapidSOS, the emergency technology company that connects millions of devices to over 4,700 Emergency Communications Centers, has announced a joint effort to digitally transmit vehicle crash data to 911 immediately following a crash-related vehicle emergency. 

By linking vehicle and crash data from Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services’ ACN+ (Advanced Automatic Crash Notification with enhanced services) technology with the RapidSOS emergency response data platform, 911 personnel can be notified quicker and first responders can receive more critical information about the nature and severity of the vehicle emergency before arriving at the scene.

Sirius XM Connected Vehicle provides emergency assistance services, including automatic crash notification, through technology integrated into over 10 million vehicles across multiple automotive makes and models in North America. Last year, the company alerted 911 centers of hundreds of thousands of vehicle emergencies through verbal contact, providing responders with information about the emergency, the location, the vehicle, and its occupants -often in post-crash situations when the occupants can’t respond or communicate clearly. Supplementing this critical interface between Sirius XM’s response centers and 911 with data through the RapidSOS platform enables more information conveyed in a shorter duration that is less susceptible to miscommunication.

Data from ACN+ that can be provided, directly and securely with user consent, to 911 and first responders includes:

  • Location of the incident
  • Airbag deployment status 
  • Crash impact data: Varies by vehicle manufacturer, but common sensor data points include, front, back, rear and/or multiple impacts, whether vehicle rolled over, and change in speed due to impact
  • Occupancy: Number of passengers and their seating position/seat belt engagement.
  • Vehicle description: Make, model, color, model year, and VIN
  • Driver/passenger data: Personal information such as name and phone number

Additional data available from RapidSOS for subscribers with linked accounts: 

  • MedicAlert profile data: Demographic and important medical information selected by members on their MedicAlert IDs.

The Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Response Center can also verbally relay on scene, incident information provided by the vehicle occupants upon initial contact such as:

  • Extent/nature of injuries; description of occupants (e.g. presence of infants, elderly; apparent injuries or conditions; number of vehicles involved; final resting position of vehicle (e.g in middle of road or off road, visible from roadway); additional location details (e.g., nearby landmarks). 

“The integration of Sirius XM’s ACN+ service and the RapidSOS emergency response data platform is a game changer for public safety,” said Tyrell Morris, Director at Orleans Parish Communication District. “This technology will help our 911 telecommunicators allocate resources more efficiently and provide our first responders with unprecedented situational awareness when responding to vehicle emergencies.”

Without this integration, emergency incident information must be verbally communicated to 911, a process with greater risk of error that entails more time than simply relaying the same information via a data transmission. Leading trauma injury experts have emphasized for years the critical need for medical treatment of crash-related trauma injuries within the Golden Hour after impact.

“This collaboration enables us for the first time to immediately send data from both the vehicle and our databases to 911, regardless of the technology used in the receiving 911 center,” said John Jasper, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services. “The result is emergency responders get more information that helps them make quicker decisions about the resources and potential triage needed at the crash scene.”

According to Michael Martin, RapidSOS CEO, “Our 911 telecommunicators do heroic work every day, especially as we navigate these unprecedented times and challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to work with Sirius XM Connected Vehicle to bring life-saving data directly onto the screens of 911 telecommunicators, improving situational awareness for responders arriving on the scene.”

Built in partnership with emergency response communities, RapidSOS’s emergency response data platform securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices, apps, and profiles directly to over 4,700 emergency communications centers, covering 90% of the US population nationwide. Now, cars connected with ACN+ can automatically send critical data to local 911 agencies via Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services and the RapidSOS platform.

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Volkswagen to Offer SiriusXM with 360L in 2021 Model Year Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY (07.24.2020) – SiriusXM and Volkswagen have announced that Volkswagen will begin introducing SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – in most model year 2021 vehicles.

For model year 2021, the majority of Volkswagen models receive the all-new third generation of Volkswagen’s modular infotainment platform—MIB3. Every model that is equipped with MIB3 will offer SiriusXM with 360L, including the model year 2021 Arteon, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan. The Atlas, introduced as a MY21 vehicle this spring, will incorporate MIB3 and SiriusXM with 360L as a mid-year change for MY21.5.

Volkswagen owners receive a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM’s top tier All Access package with the purchase or lease of equipped 2021 model year vehicles and drive off the lot immediately enjoying SiriusXM.

SiriusXM with 360L gives the listener access to over 10,000 hours of on-demand SiriusXM exclusive shows, interviews and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.

SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience, upgrading the way the subscriber interacts with the service by providing more choice in entertainment than ever before. SiriusXM with 360L gives drivers and their passengers access to more than 10,000 hours of SiriusXM’s recorded On Demand content whenever they want – including exclusive interviews, unique shows and live performances.  It also delivers more live channels than ever from SiriusXM’s acclaimed satellite and streaming lineup, which features an extensive selection of ad-free music, plus sports, entertainment, news and much more.  SiriusXM with 360L’s personalized “For You” recommendations and ability to quickly access related content also make it easier than ever for listeners to discover more of the programming they love.

“Volkswagen’s 2021 lineup will be more connected than ever before,” says Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We’re pleased to offer SiriusXM with 360L to complement our new infotainment system.”

“We are excited to begin the rollout of SiriusXM with 360L in model year 2021 Volkswagens,” said Chris Paganini, VP, Automotive Partnerships, for SiriusXM. “SiriusXM with 360L’s hybrid content delivery system gives drivers access to even more of the SiriusXM content they love, and a new level of personalization, right at their fingertips in Volkswagen’s easy-to-navigate infotainment system.”

The benefits of SiriusXM with 360L include:

More variety

  • More channels available to listeners, including many of SiriusXM’s exclusive streaming channels.
  • Access to over 10,000 hours of on demand SiriusXM exclusive shows, interviews, and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.
  • Enhanced sports play-by-play offering that makes it easier to find the listener’s favorite team when it is game time, and gives them access to the official broadcasts for more pro and college teams.

A more personalized experience

  • Smart “For You” content recommendations enable listeners to discover more of what they love, based on listening habits, served on screen in an easy to use way.
  • Individual SiriusXM listener profiles allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own SiriusXM favorites.

Ease of use

  • Dynamic user interface allows for easy navigation between satellite and streaming channels and SiriusXM On Demand content.
  • “Related” recommendations feature allows listeners to easily discover other channels and on demand shows/episodes related to the currently playing channel and content.

SiriusXM All Access delivers SiriusXM’s full lineup of varied programming, plus access to SiriusXM outside their vehicle on the SiriusXM app and on compatible connected devices and speakers in their home.  For more on all the programming that SiriusXM offers, and all the ways you can listen, go to www.SiriusXM.com.

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Major League Baseball is Back on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (07.22.2020) – When the 2020 Major League Baseball season begins on July 23rd, SiriusXM will be there to deliver subscribers live play-by-play of every regular season and postseason game, plus daily news, talk and analysis on the exclusive MLB Network Radio channel.

MLB programming on SiriusXM, including game broadcasts and the 24/7 MLB Network Radio channel, is available to subscribers nationwide on their SiriusXM radios, via the SiriusXM app and at home with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream in their house. 

The SiriusXM app offers 30 play-by-play channels dedicated to streaming the official radio broadcasts of every MLB team, giving fans the choice between the home and visiting team announcers for every game.

The 2020 MLB season begins with an Opening Night doubleheader on Thursday, July 23rd, that will feature the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees at Nationals Park (7:08 pm ET/4:08 pm PT), followed by the San Francisco Giants visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium (10:08 pm ET/7:08 pm PT). 

Opening Day presented by Mastercard, T-Mobile and Geico is the next day, July 24th, and will feature 14 games.  Every team will be in action in a full 15-game slate on Saturday, July 25th. For a schedule of MLB games and their SiriusXM channels visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule.

Listeners also get the most in-depth coverage of the league 365 days a year with MLB Network Radio. The channel’s roster of expert hosts includes former GMs Jim BowdenJim Duquette and Steve Phillips, former players Matt DiazJensen LewisBrad LidgeCJ NitkowskiCarlos PeñaEduardo PerezRico Petrocelli, Ryan Spilborghs, Steve SaxMike Stanton and Kevin Frandsen, former manager Kevin Kennedy, national baseball writers Mel AntonenTyler KepnerScott Miller and Jon Morosi, as well as Casey SternMike FerrinJeff JoyceJim MemoloScott BraunDan GracaGrant Paulsen and Jody McDonald.

Subscribers can also hear pitcher Trevor Bauer host his exclusive SiriusXM show, Bauer Hour, regularly during the season on the MLB Network Radio channel. The outspoken Reds hurler discusses the headline stories happening around the league, and shares his thoughts on baseball and pitching technique and other off-the-field topics as well. 

Throughout the season, listeners will hear regular one-on-one interviews with 16 managers including: Rocco Baldelli (Twins), Bud Black (Rockies), Kevin Cash (Rays), Craig Counsell (Brewers), Terry Francona (Indians), Ron Gardenhire (Tigers), Joe Girardi (Phillies), Gabe Kapler (Giants), Torey Lovullo (Diamondbacks), Bob Melvin (Athletics), Ron Roenicke (Red Sox), Scott Servais (Mariners), Derek Shelton (Pirates), Mike Shildt (Cardinals), Jayce Tingler (Padres) and Chris Woodward (Rangers).

MLB Network Radio also features a simulcast of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo’s MLB Network show, High Heat with Christopher Russo presented by Liberty Mutual, every weekday afternoon at 1:00 pm ET as well as simulcasts of additional MLB Network television programming, including the flagship studio show MLB Tonight on weeknights at 6:00 pm ET.

Visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule for more.