BIg Ten Football and Basketball to Air Nationwide on Sirius XM Radio
Sept. 25, 2009
NEW YORK - SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Learfield Sports announced today an agreement to broadcast Big Ten Conference football and men's basketball games to listeners nationwide.
Starting tomorrow, September 26, SIRIUS XM will begin airing live play-by-play of every Big Ten football game through the end of the regular season. A schedule of Big Ten men's basketball games on SIRIUS XM will be announced at a later date.
"Year after year the Big Ten boasts some of the country's best teams and we're thrilled to have these games as part of our college sports lineup," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS XM's SVP of Sports Programming. "With SIRIUS XM, Big Ten fans and alumni will be able to follow their teams from anywhere in the continental U.S., and college sports fans around the country will have access to some of the season's best matchups."
"We're thrilled to have completed this agreement in time for tomorrow's games," said Learfield Sports' Senior Vice President Mike Behymer. "Big Ten Conference fans will be happy to catch their favorite University game action on satellite radio every week throughout the season."
Penn State Football and Basketball on the Penn State Sports Network is a presentation of Penn State Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports.
This weekend's Big Ten Football on SIRIUS XM: (All times ET)
** Denotes "Best of SIRIUS" channel on XM
Schedule subject to change.
Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights including the radio networks to more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations including the Big Ten Conference and six of its members - Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. SIRIUS XM has existing agreements to broadcast football and basketball games from Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.
SIRIUS XM also broadcasts live games from SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, Conference USA, Mountain West Conference and Ivy League. For more information on SIRIUS XM's college sports programming and a schedule of upcoming games, visit www.sirius.com/collegesports or www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
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