SiriusXM Canada and BNN enter Content Agreement
Flagship Business News Network programs to air live each weekday on SiriusXM's Canada Talks channel
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, and Business News Network (BNN), Canada's only television channel devoted exclusively to business and finance news, today announced a new partnership, with BNN programming simulcasting live each weekday on SiriusXM's current affairs and entertainment channel Canada Talks (167).
Starting this week, BNN's leading programs Business Day, The Business News and Market Call Tonight will air throughout the day on SiriusXM, giving North American subscribers access to the most comprehensive global market activity and analysis alongside live interviews with CEOs and market professionals, company profiles, personal finance segments, and more.
"Canada Talks showcases all aspects of Canadian life, from politics to entertainment to business, so giving listeners world-class coverage of market news and analysis just makes sense," said John Lewis, SVP, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. "BNN on SiriusXM's Canada Talks channel will provide our listeners a Canadian perspective on business news and joins our huge slate of the most recognized news brands delivered to subscribers every day including CNN, FOX, CBC, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and more."
"As Canada's only television service dedicated to delivering business and finance news, BNN is delighted to extend its footprint to include satellite radio listeners," said Jack Fleischmann, General Manager, BNN. "BNN's expertise in catering up-to-the-minute financial news, insight, and analysis meshes perfectly with the satellite radio format, appealing to listeners who crave in-depth business news coverage."
Business Day, BNN's spotlight on the stocks and stories expected to move the markets, will air 9 – 10 a.m. ET each weekday with host Frances Horodelski. BNN's The Business News will air from 12 – 1 p.m. ET each weekday, delivering comprehensive coverage of top market, company and economic news stories. Finally, Market Call Tonight will air from 6 – 7 p.m. ET weekday evenings with Mark Bunting hosting top fund managers and market analysts.
Canada Talks channel 167 features current affairs and talk programming related to all aspects of Canadian life including business and the economy, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, health, sports analysis, and play by play. BNN and Canada Talks are available to all Sirius and XM subscribers in Canada and across the U.S. Those satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Internet Radio access to their subscription can also listen to BNN on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online.
About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.4 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Oprah, Disney, Comedy Central and more.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
BNN - Business News Network is Canada's only television service devoted exclusively to business and finance news with wall-to-wall coverage of the markets. The network features the only televised stock ticker with real-time data from the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ. BNN provides Canadian investors with the latest business news, newsmaker interviews and stock market analyses. BNN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more information about BNN, visit www.bnn.ca.
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