XM Satellite Radio Serves Up U.S. Open Series Coverage With Live Play-By-Play Of Menís And Womenís Finals From Flushing
Legendary Tennis Personality and Commentator Bud Collins to Anchor XM Coverage Throughout the Tournament
Washington D.C., August 08, 2006 -- XM Satellite Radio, Americaís number-one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers, will begin its ongoing coverage of the U.S. Open Series in the weeks and days leading up to the Grand Slam event. As the tournament gets underway, XM will provide daily highlights to casual and passionate tennis fans and broadcast live play-by-play coverage of the menís and womenís semi-final and final matches in September.
XMís broadcast coverage of U.S. Open Tennis will include the ďU.S. Open Daily Show,Ē a daily one-hour program hosted by renowned tennis analyst, Bud Collins. Broadcasting directly from Arthur Ashe Stadium, the show will be available on XMís new 24/7 sports news and talk channel, XM Sports Nation (XM 143), from 10-11 am ET throughout the tournament. The show will debut on August 28.
Tennis fans also can tune into live play-by-play coverage of the semi-final and final matches. XM will broadcast the U.S. Open menís and womenís semi-finals and finals live on XM Sports Nation, also anchored by Bud Collins. Grand Slam Doubles champion, Murphy Jensen, and three-time Grand Slam singles winner, Virginia Wade, will provide color commentary and analysis for the menís and womenís matches, respectively.
U.S. Open Play-by-Play schedule:
Friday, September 8, 11AM ET Womenís Semifinals
Saturday, September 9, 11AM ET Menís Semifinals
Saturday, September 9, 7PM ET Womenís Final
Sunday, September 10, 12PM ET Menís Final
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is Americaís number one satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XMís 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, comedy, childrenís and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Porsche, is available in more than 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XMís industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radioís service, the Companyís dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.ís Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radioís Investor Relations Department.
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