Jan. 19, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Through a multi-year agreement with the Atlantic 10 Conference, SIRIUS Satellite Radio has announced it will broadcast select Saint Joseph's University regular season and conference tournament men's college basketball games. These games join SIRIUS College Sports Radio's existing lineup of 27 top college hoops programs and live coverage of every Division I Men's Basketball Championship game.
Select men's basketball games representing schools from the A-10, Big West, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon League, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Southern, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic conferences will also be broadcast on SIRIUS.
"Year after year the Atlantic 10 Conference has supplied fans with some of the most exciting college basketball action in the country," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS Vice President of Sports Programming. "We're thrilled to be able to provide their brand of basketball to our subscribers."
"The Atlantic 10 Conference is excited about its new partnership with SIRIUS," said Linda Bruno, Commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference. "Our fans from coast to coast will now have another vehicle to stay energized about their university. We look forward to a long and growing relationship."
The schedule of available games will be posted at www.sirius.com.
These games - when added to SIRIUS' existing rights to broadcast top-ranked teams including Syracuse, Kentucky and Kansas - enable SIRIUS subscribers to hear the most Division I college basketball broadcasts on satellite radio, including 240 broadcasts in January alone. SIRIUS will also be the only radio service to carry a live play-by-play broadcast of every NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship game nationwide.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio features the most comprehensive play-by-play and sports talk coverage on satellite radio, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and Barclay's English Premier League Soccer, and the SIRIUS College Sports Radio package features the top three ranked schools in the final BCS football rankings; USC, Auburn and Oklahoma along with 24 other major colleges.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS radios for the car and home are available at retailers nationwide. More information: www.sirius.com.