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SIRIUS XM Radio to Broadcast Live From the 2010 Fantasy Football SUPERDRAFT in Las Vegas
Aug 26, 2010 (10:08 AM EDT)
SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio channel to broadcast from the country's largest gathering of fantasy football fans
Actor Ashton Kutcher and fantasy expert Nathan Zegura will host "Fantasy Football Live" on SIRIUS XM
Coverage of Kutcher's celebrity fantasy football draft
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will broadcast live from the Fantasy Football SUPERDRAFT at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, this Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28.
All shows will air on SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio, the 24/7 channel dedicated to fantasy sports, available on XM channel 147 and SIRIUS channel 211 for subscribers with the "Best of XM" programming package.
The Fantasy Football SUPERDRAFT is a weekend long series of events -- combining fantasy football drafts, live entertainment and Vegas nightlife -- that draws fantasy football fans from all over the country to kick off the fantasy football season.
On Friday, August 27, SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio will broadcast Fantasy Football Live, a talk show featuring Ashton Kutcher and Nathan Zegura, The Fantasy Consultant, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET. Kutcher, a devoted fantasy football player, and Zegura will preview the fantasy football season and discuss player picks and draft strategies.
Immediately after Fantasy Football Live, SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio will broadcast Kutcher's Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, where Kutcher and other celebrities will bid, auction-style, for players and build their fantasy rosters for the 2010 season. SIRIUS XM's John Hansen and Zegura will be on air during the proceedings, analyzing each pick and speaking with the celebrity participants.
On Saturday, August 28, Hansen and Zegura will host a special three-hour fantasy football special (2:00 - 5:00 pm ET) live from the SUPERDRAFT Draft Room at the Palms, where thousands of fantasy football players will be gathered for their 2010 draft. Hansen and Zegura will offer fantasy draft advice, ranking position players, picking sleepers, and analyzing the rosters being assembled throughout the day.
SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio debuted July 1 on XM channel 147 and on SIRIUS channel 211 for subscribers who purchase the "Best of XM" package. The 24/7 channel offers advice and news from a collection of experts and covers a full spectrum of fantasy sports, including football, baseball, basketball, NASCAR, hockey, soccer and golf.
SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio is available to Premium Online subscribers through XM Radio Online and SIRIUS Internet Radio and through the SIRIUS XM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices. (Access to channel online and through the App may require a subscription upgrade.)
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