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Big Ten, SiriusXM and Big Ten Network to Launch Exclusive New Sports Channel - SiriusXM Big Ten Radio
[October 18, 2018]

Big Ten, SiriusXM and Big Ten Network to Launch Exclusive New Sports Channel - SiriusXM Big Ten Radio


NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM, the Big Ten Network (BTN), and the Big Ten Conference announced today that they will launch SiriusXM Big Ten Radio, a new and exclusive 24/7 audio channel dedicated to Big Ten sports that will deliver fans and alumni across the country in-depth access to Big Ten-focused sports talk and news, plus an extensive schedule of Big Ten games.

Big Ten, SiriusXM and Big Ten Network to Launch Exclusive New Sports Channel – SiriusXM Big Ten Radio

SiriusXM Big Ten Radio will launch on October 22 and will be available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers via the SiriusXM app, on connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Sony PlayStation, and Roku, on the streaming web player at SiriusXM.com, and on select SiriusXM radios (channel 372).  SiriusXM Big Ten Radio will feature live play-by-play broadcasts from several Big Ten men's and women's sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more.

The new channel's programming will feature exclusive new shows hosted by former Big Ten athletes, journalists and conference insiders, as well as simulcasts of BTN programming.  The daily schedule will include Big Ten This Morning (weekdays, 7:00-10:00 am ET) and the afternoon drive show, Big Ten Today (weekdays, 3:00-6:00 pm ET).

Hosts on the channel will include former Ohio State star LB and 2005 Lombardi Award winner A.J. Hawk; former Illinois All-America offensive lineman Brad Hopkins; former Iowa defensive lineman Anthony Herron; former Penn State basketball player Jon Crispin; former Ohio State tight end Ben Hartsock; as well as Jason Goff, Tom Luginbill, Pete Pistone and Matt Schick.

Listeners will also hear weekly college coaches shows, press conferences, classic game broadcasts, coverage of future Big Ten Media Days, as well as curated, Big Ten-specific highlights.

SiriusXM offers an unparalleled lineup of college sports programming.  Subscribers get access to dozens of live college football and basketball games from multiple conferences every week, plus several college sports-focused channels featuring many former coaches, players and insiders as hosts. SiriusXM's lineup includes the all-college sports channel, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM, plus 24/7 channels focused on the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC conferences. 

For more info on SiriusXM and its programming visit www.SiriusXM.com.

About the Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men's ice hockey and men's and women's lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.



About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 33.5 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.


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About BTN

A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,500 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go and the Fox Sports App are the digital extensions of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Network events include football, men's and women's basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events, studio shows and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities, including the Emmy-nominated The Journey. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Altice USA, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. BTN is also available through the majority of OTT providers, including DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue and fuboTV. For additional information, please visit www.btn.com.

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Source: SiriusXM

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