NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today BBC Radio 1 will be available to its listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio beginning Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm ET as part of a new multi-platform agreement with the BBC that brings subscribers additional concert performances from the BBC vault.
BBC Radio 1 will be time-shifted by 5 hours so Americans can enjoy the channel's lineup as it was intended, with Chris Moyles in the morning, Scott Mills in the afternoon, and Pete Tong on Friday nights.
In addition to being available online, BBC Radio 1 programming will be broadcast on satellite radio at various times throughout the year coinciding with major events in BBC Radio 1's programming schedule.
SiriusXM will also broadcast concerts from the extensive and wide-ranging BBC Radio archive, many of which are not commercially available. SiriusXM listeners will hear classic performances by Led Zeppelin, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Queen, The Cure and other music legends. The concerts will air on various SiriusXM music channels.
"BBC Radio 1 has built a loyal and passionate following across North America. We're delighted that we are able to continue and extend our relationship with SiriusXM, to bring BBC Radio 1 and our catalogue of classic BBC concerts to the North American audience," said Salim Mukaddam, Head of Radio, BBC Worldwide.
"We are happy to continue our valuable relationship with the BBC and thrilled to now be able to give our listeners access to BBC Radio 1 programming on our expanding internet platform as well as deliver special concert performances to a variety of our satellite radio channels. The additional programming ranges from legendary music icons to today's rising stars whose exclusive performances for the BBC are featured regularly," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
BBC Radio 1 is the U.K.'s music station that plays the best new music, live studio sessions, concerts and music news. The channel also features interviews with a distinctive British flair, extensive coverage of music events from around the world and exclusive live performances by some of the biggest artists on the international scene.
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