Let’s go to a press release from across the Atlantic in regards to programming that can be accessed in the United States. Received this last week. The UK and Global radio rightsholder for all English Premier League and FA Cup games (except in Europe), talkSPORT, can now be heard in the US and Canada thanks to a new agreement with SiriusXM.
SiriusXM will have offer talkSPORT’s games and talk programming dedicated to the English Premier League and the FA Cup.
We have details of the agreement between talkSPORT and SiriusXM. It’s all in the press release that is featured below. Check it out.
talkSPORT’s Barclays Premier League and FA Cup Commentaries to be Broadcast on SiriusXM Across USA and Canada
talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station and Global Audio Partner of the Barclays Premier League, has signed a new agreement with Sirius XM Radio in the USA and Canada to broadcast talkSPORT talk shows plus talkSPORT Live Barclays Premier League and FA Cup play-by-play coverage throughout the 2012/2013 season, bringing the best of English domestic soccer to listeners across North America.
The agreement gives SiriusXM’s subscribers access to multiple live matches every week throughout the Premier League and FA Cup seasons in addition to an expanded range of award-winning talkSPORT programming including the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Drive with Darren Gough and Adrian Durham, Kick Off, Extra Time, and Weekend Sports Breakfast with Micky Quinn and Mark Saggers, on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 207. The programming will also be available to subscribers through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.
This is the first time that talkSPORT live play-by-play commentary has been available on SiriusXM.
The agreement expands the availability of talkSPORT Live, talkSPORT’s new live service for global fans of the English soccer. talkSPORT Live is separately available via talkSPORT.com, with live play-by-play commentary on all 380 Barclays Premier League games as well as FA Cup matches in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Mandarin outside the European Economic Area . talkSPORT has exclusive packages of international audio broadcasting rights with both the Premier League spanning the next four football seasons (2012/13 – 2015/16) and with the FA for the next six seasons.
Scott Taunton, CEO, talkSPORT, said: “English soccer coverage is increasingly popular across USA and Canada, so it’s perfect timing to be expanding the range talkSPORT programming available via SiriusXM. We already know from listener feedback how much SiriusXM subscribers enjoy listening to talkSPORT’s programming and we’re excited to expand the offerings to include both live Barclays Premier League and FA Cup play-by-play coverage. This agreement with SiriusXM is an important means of extending talkSPORT Live in North America.”
”We’re very pleased to work with talkSPORT to expand our play-by-play offerings to SiriusXM listeners,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “Our subscribers have enjoyed talkSPORT’s excellent lineup of talk programs and now, with the availability of their EPL and FA Cup play-by-play broadcasts, we are able to provide a superior listening experience for soccer fans.”
That is it.