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Thursday, August 04, 2016

SiriusXM to Launch 24/7 Channel Dedicated to 2016 Rio Olympics

SiriusXM to Launch 24/7 Channel Dedicated to 2016 Rio Olympics

- "Rio Olympics Radio," presented in association with Westwood One and NBCUniversal, airs on SiriusXM channel 106 August 5th through the 21st

- Around-the-clock programming will include play-by-play of Olympic events and interviews with Olympic athletes

- SiriusXM will air daily news and highlights from Rio, plus commentary from Coach K, Aly Wagner, Eric Wynalda, Mark Breland, Jason Terry, Tim Legler and others

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will launch a special channel dedicated to providing around-the-clock coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics to listeners nationwide, including live play-by-play of Olympic events as well as daily news, commentary and highlights from Rio Report and other programs.

SiriusXM's Rio Olympics Radio channel will air 24 hours a day on SiriusXM channel 106 starting on August 5(th) through the Closing Ceremony on August 21(st). It will be presented in association with Westwood One which, in partnership with U.S. Olympic rightsholder NBCUniversal, is providing live radio coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Throughout Rio 2016, SiriusXM will highlight NBC Olympics' unprecedented 6,755 hours of Summer Games coverage across the networks and digital platforms of NBCUniversal.

SiriusXM subscribers will get access to broadcasts of Men's and Women's Basketball games, including every game played by the Team USA Men, as well as Women's and Men's Soccer, including every match featuring the Team USA Women. Listeners will also hear coverage of each day of the Men's Golf competition, which is returning as an Olympic sport after a 112-year absence from the Games. All play-by-play broadcasts will be produced by Westwood One.

At 10:00 pm ET each night, SiriusXM listeners will hear Westwood One's Tonight in Rio, a two-hour wrap up show that will provide a comprehensive recap of that day at the Games. Listeners will also get update reports from Rio every hour, courtesy of Westwood One. SiriusXM's Chris Spatola and Jim Noble will host a daily morning show, Rio Report, on channel 106 that will provide listeners with a brief recap of the previous night's results and a look ahead to upcoming events. Show times may shift occasionally to accommodate live event broadcasts.

Throughout the Games, the Rio Olympics Radio channel will also feature contributions from SiriusXM's experts from various sports who will provide analysis and reaction to key events.

-- Rio Olympics Radio will feature a USA Basketball preview show hosted by
U.S.A. Men's National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski leading up to his
team taking the floor in Rio.
-- SiriusXM FC host and former Rutgers coach Glenn Crooks, former U.S.
Women's National Team member and Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner and
U.S. National Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda will host pre- and
post-game shows airing before and after every U.S. Women's Soccer game.
-- SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts and former NBA players Jason Terry, Tim Legler,
Brendan Haywood, Chris Spatola and Mark Morgan will host pre- and
post-game shows before and after every U.S. Men's Basketball game.
On the SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel, golf historian Martin Davis will present a special that looks back at the history of golf in the Olympics, and World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw and Masters champion Craig Stadler will host new editions of their shows that will preview the Olympic Golf competition. On SiriusXM Rush, 1984 Olympic gold medal-winner Mark Breland and former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney will offer boxing analysis.

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A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather(TM). SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine(TM). In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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