NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced an agreement with the National Hockey League to stream live radio broadcasts of NHL® games on smartphones, mobile devices and online for SiriusXM subscribers nationwide.
Starting with this season's Stanley Cup® Playoffs, which begin tonight, SiriusXM satellite radio subscribers will have access to live broadcasts of NHL games through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com. Throughout next season and beyond, SiriusXM will stream all 1,230 NHL regular season games, the NHL All-Star Game and every postseason game to subscribers. Channel assignments for games can be found at www.siriusxm.com/nhlschedule.
"We're very pleased to be able to deliver our subscribers every NHL game through the SiriusXM App and online in time for the playoffs," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Our relationship with the NHL has enabled us to provide hockey fans with exceptional access to their favorite teams and everything happening around the league through their satellite radios. With fans now complementing their satellite radios with their handheld devices as a way to connect with their sport day to day as well, it is important to stream that unmatched content and give SiriusXM subscribers additional ways to access it."
"Stanley Cup Playoff hockey features the most intense and dramatic action in sports, and now our fans can connect to every exciting second on their smartphones, mobile devices or online through the SiriusXM App and SiriusXM.com," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "This represents another great step forward for the NHL and SiriusXM subscribers everywhere."
SiriusXM now offers subscribers live play by play – with no blackouts - from the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, Formula 1 and English Premier League soccer on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.
In addition to live NHL games, SiriusXM offers the 24/7 hockey talk radio channel, NHL® Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier) with live play-by-play, plus hockey talk, news and analysis 365 days a year. NHL Home Ice features the live weekly show, NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman Thursdays (6:00 pm ET) throughout the season.
For more information visit www.siriusxm.com/nhl.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
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