FOX News and SiriusXM to Launch All New National News Channel
Exclusive "FOX News Headlines 24/7" channel - first of its kind - will deliver the day's top stories, launching this fall on SiriusXM
SiriusXM listeners will get up-to-the-minute headlines, breaking news, on-scene reporting, news from the worlds of business, entertainment, and sports, and more, throughout their day
Jun 24, 2015, 02:44 ET
NEW YORK, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and FOX News today announced the launch of FOX News Headlines 24/7, a new national headline news service and full-time satellite radio channel produced by a dedicated team of FOX News journalists and contributors. The channel, part of a multi-year agreement, will launch in the fall of 2015 to all SiriusXM subscribers on channel 115.
Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, FOX News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM will deliver the day's top stories at any time. FOX News Senior Vice President of News Jay Wallace will oversee operations of the new channel, in addition to his current responsibilities managing news at FNC.
Utilizing the resources of FOX News, FOX Business Network, FOX News Radio, Foxnews.com, and Foxbusiness.com the new channel will be continuously updated with headlines, breaking news, on-scene reporting, business news, politics, entertainment, sports, and more. SiriusXM listeners will be able to access breaking news throughout their day wherever they listen to SiriusXM, whether in the vehicle, or via the SiriusXM app or online at siriusxm.com.
In commenting on the announcement, FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes said, "By creating this new news offering, we're aiming to provide FOX News viewers and satellite radio subscribers the opportunity to stay informed with the latest headlines and breaking news from the network they have come to rely on and trust."
Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM, added, "We are excited to expand our relationship with FOX News to include this original and exclusive channel. FOX News has the credibility and expertise to develop a channel unlike anything else in radio. It will deliver timely, valuable information that allows our listeners to immediately get caught up on the latest news, no matter where they are. With so much happening in the news cycle, the channel's dedicated teams of broadcasters will keep our subscribers updated around the clock. FOX News Headline 24/7 will produce a news channel that no competitor can match."
FOX News and SiriusXM already broadcast three dedicated satellite radio channels, including: FOX News Channel, featuring an audio simulcast of the most watched cable news network, on channel 114; an audio simulcast of FOX Business Network on channel 113; and FOX News Talk on channel 450, which offers opinion programming from popular FOX News personalities such as Brian Kilmeade, Alan Colmes, John Gibson and Tom Sullivan.
For more information and to try SiriusXM for 30 days, please visit siriusxm.com.
About FOX News
Owned by 21st Century Fox, FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, which encompasses FOX News Talk, and FOXNews.com. It also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for 13 years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 27.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, 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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