SIRIUS XM Radio Announces Extensive Broadcast Coverage for 2010 FIFA World Cup

XM listeners and SIRIUS listeners with the "Best of XM" will hear ESPN Radio's English language broadcasts of every match, plus multiple foreign language broadcasts

English language broadcasts will also be streamed online; subscribers can tune in through XM Radio Online, SIRIUS Internet Radio, and the SIRIUS XM App for iPhone, iPod touch, and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices

Soccer fans will get World Cup news and analysis daily throughout tournament

Jun 01, 2010, 11:00 ET from SIRIUS XM Radio

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will provide listeners with an extended broadcast lineup for its coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, offering ESPN Radio's play-by-play of matches in multiple languages, plus live World Cup news and analysis daily.  

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup runs from June 11 to July 11, live from nine cities in South Africa.  XM listeners and SIRIUS listeners with the "Best of XM" can hear English language broadcasts of every match in its entirety, plus foreign language broadcasts that will include German, Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic and Korean.

ESPN Radio's English language broadcasts will also be available to Premium Online subscribers online and through the SIRIUS XM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices.  (World Cup play-by-play will be available to XM subscribers and SIRIUS subscribers with the "Best of XM.")

World Cup broadcasts on SIRIUS XM:

English broadcasts - XM channels 236/235, SIRIUS channels 214*/213*

German broadcasts - XM channel 237, SIRIUS channel 215*

Japanese broadcasts - XM channel 238, SIRIUS channel 216*

Portuguese broadcasts - XM channel 239, SIRIUS channel 217*

Arabic broadcasts - XM channel 243, SIRIUS channel 218*

Korean broadcasts - XM channel 244, SIRIUS channel 219*

('*' denotes "Best of XM" channel on SIRIUS)

Please visit or for a schedule of matches with kickoff times and channel assignments.

In addition to ESPN Radio's live play-by-play of every game, SIRIUS XM will offer soccer fans live World Cup news and analysis leading up to and every day of the tournament.

International soccer legend Giorgio Chinaglia and U.S. Soccer Foundation founding board member Charlie Stillitano will host special World Cup editions of their SIRIUS XM program, The Football Show, daily throughout the tournament (7:00 pm ET on XM channel 241 and SIRIUS channel 125).  Chinaglia, a veteran of Italy's 1974 World Cup team, and Stillitano will offer extensive match previews, recaps and interviews with players and managers from around the world.

In addition, Chinaglia and Stillitano will do a daily World Cup report with Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo on SIRIUS XM's all-sports Mad Dog Radio channel (weekdays at 6:30 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144).

SIRIUS XM will also broadcast ESPN Radio's World Cup Tonight Soccer Special, hosted by Doug Brown, Chuck Wilson and JP Dellacamera, which will air at 6:00 pm ET daily throughout the tournament starting June 1 (XM channel 120 and 236, SIRIUS channel 140 and 214 ("Best of XM").

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