College Football Coverage On XM Satellite Radio Kicks Off August 28
Sports Fans Now Able to Customize XM Radio Sports Tickers to View Scores of Their Favorite Teams
Washington D.C., August 22, 2006 -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, will kick off its coverage of the 2006 college football season on August 28.
Among the college games to air nationwide on XM during the first week of regular season play are Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech; Stanford vs. Oregon; Boston College vs. Central Michigan, and Indiana State vs. Purdue.
2006 marks the first year that XM will carry all the football teams in the Big East Conference. XM is also the official satellite network of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference and Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) and XM will carry the BCS bowl series on ESPN Radio.
A complete schedule of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and Pac-10 college football games for the 2006 season broadcast on XM is available at collegesports.xmradio.com.
Listeners can also tune into the XM original “College Football Coast-to-Coast,” which will air live, weekdays at [1 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 12-6 p.m. ET] on XM’s new 24-hour sports channel XM Sports Nation (XMSN) on XM Channel 143 beginning August 28. Hosted by T.J. Rives, the hour-long program covers news from college football conferences across the country, game analysis, interviews and listener call-ins.
Rives is also host to the new show “XMSN This Morning,” featuring the latest in sports news, highlights, interviews and scores from the world of professional and collegiate sports weekdays on XMSN beginning August 28.
Also beginning August 28, sports fans will be able to program the sports ticker, or “Info Extras” feature, available on various XM radios to scroll the scores for individual teams, rather than tracking an entire division.
XM is the leading provider of live play-by-play sports in satellite radio. In addition to the college sports coverage, XM airs Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the PGA TOUR, the Indy Racing League, the National Hockey League, and the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. XM also carries ESPN Radio, ESPNews Radio, Fox Sports Radio, and Sporting News Radio.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is America’s 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, XM’s 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, comedy, children’s 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. XM’s 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 Radio’s service, the Company’s 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.’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio’s Investor Relations Department.
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