NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "Simon & Garfunkel Radio," the commercial-free music channel featuring music and rare interviews celebrating the release of the critically-acclaimed and generation-defining album Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition.
"Simon & Garfunkel Radio" will launch on Friday, March 4 at 6:00 pm ET and will run through Friday, March 18 on Sirius channel 113 and XM channel 38.
The limited-run channel will feature music spanning Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's careers, including music from the duo's Grammy® Award-winning catalog as well as solo music from both iconic artists. Listeners will hear Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel discuss Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition, scheduled to be released on March 8, as well as the original historic recording sessions, the duo's famous performance in Central Park, and the music that influenced them, including some of their earliest recordings together as Tom & Jerry.
"Simon & Garfunkel's music still resonates today; they are living legends and cultural icons," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Our channel will play their hits as well as the rarities, providing a full musical picture of these important artists. It's the kind of wonderful, deep and comprehensive look at artists that only SiriusXM can provide."
Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition, thedeluxe DVD+CD set, includes the original 11-song album plus the duo's never-before-commercially-available "Songs Of America" CBS television special from 1969 on DVD. The DVD will also include The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water, a newly-created documentary on Bridge Over Troubled Water featuring new interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
The channel will also be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio on Limited Engagements, and through the SiriusXM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices starting Friday, March 4 for an extended period.
"Simon & Garfunkel Radio" is the latest example of SiriusXM's original artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. In addition to its current lineup of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Elvis Radio and Radio Margaritaville,SiriusXM has previously offered channels such as "Paul McCartney's Band on the Run Radio," "Elton!," "The Who Channel," "Mandatory Metallica," "Paul McCartney's Fireman Radio," "Rolling Stones Radio," "AC/DC Radio," "Led Zeppelin Radio," "Miles Davis Radio," "The Spectrum of John Mellencamp," "Radio R.E.M.," "Coldplay Nation," "ABBA Radio," "Jay-Z Nation," "Garth Brooks Radio" and "Duran Duran's Red Carpet Radio."
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; our ability to retain subscribers and maintain our average monthly revenue per subscriber; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; our substantial indebtedness; and the useful life of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.