NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Bleacher Report today announced that they have teamed up to create an all-new daily sports talk program launching Monday, September 16.
Bleacher Report Radio, which will be hosted by SiriusXM's Steve Covino and Rich Davis, will air nationwide every weekday (11:00am-1:00pm ET/8:00am-10:00am PT) on SiriusXM Sports Zone (Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 208).
Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Broadcasting, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. Bleacher Report Radio now expands the company's reach into a new medium and will be available exclusively to more than 25 million SiriusXM subscribers nationwide.
Each weekday Covino and Davis will speak with some of Bleacher Report's most prominent contributors, including Mike Freeman, Matt Bowen, Matt Miller, Michael Schottey, Adam Kramer and Michael Felder among others, as they deliver fans the latest team-specific news and analysis. Listeners across the country can call in to discuss Bleacher Report's latest content and weigh in with their opinions. Bleacher Report was founded in 2007 by four die-hard sports fans as a platform through which passionate writers could have their voices heard, and at which sports fans could find all relevant content for their favorite teams in a single place. Today its editorial and video teams, led by a growing roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports.
"Bleacher Report has distinguished itself as a go-to source for passionate sports fans and we're excited to team up to deliver a new and unique brand of sports talk to our subscribers," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We are focused every day on giving our listeners access to the best sports content available, and the most in-depth access to their teams, no matter where they are across the U.S. Bleacher Report Radio was created with that goal in mind and will showcase many of Bleacher Report's best writers while giving sports fans a forum in which they can react to and discuss the day's headline stories involving their favorite teams and players."
"Our partnership with SiriusXM provides an excellent opportunity to extend the Bleacher Report brand to a broader audience through this new platform and showcase our signature content and talent," said Brian Grey, CEO of Bleacher Report and senior vice president, Turner Sports. "This marks another important step in the growth of Bleacher Report as a leading destination for sports fans providing real-time news and analysis about their favorite teams."
SiriusXM Sports Zone is one of SiriusXM's exclusive sports talk channels with a variety of distinctive programming. The channel is available on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 25 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., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
About Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. The company was founded in 2007 by four die-hard sports fans as a platform through which passionate writers could have their voices heard, and at which sports fans could find all relevant content for their favorite teams in a single place. Today its editorial and video teams, led by a growing roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports. Bleacher Report also provides an unmatched fan experience on mobile devices through Team Stream™, the top-rated, industry-leading tablet and smartphone app, and via the Bleacher Report daily sport- and team-specific email newsletters.
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