Pac-10 Football Kicks Off On XM Radio
Aug. 20, 2007
Walnut Creek, Calif., and Washington, D.C., August 20, 2007 -- Pac-10 football fans are gearing up for the start of the 2007 season, and they can listen to games for their favorite teams on XM Satellite Radio, wherever they live across the continental United States.
XM will kick off the Pac-10's 2007 season on August 30 with the Oregon State-Utah game at Reser Stadium in Corvalis, Ore on XM channel 193. Fans can hear Pac-10 games on XM radios for the car, home, office, and portable use.
As the official satellite radio network of the Pacific-10 Conference, XM airs Pac-10 football, plus men's and women's basketball, live and nationwide. XM, which started airing Pac-10 games in 2004, recently extended its broadcast partnership with the conference under a multi-year agreement.
'XM carriage of Pac-10 football is a tremendous service for our fans,' said Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen. 'We are anticipating an excellent season of Pac-10 football and with XM, Pac-10 fans can hear all the action regardless of where they might be.'
'The Pac-10 has an extraordinary tradition of excellence,' said Eric Logan, executive vice president, programming, XM, 'and Pac-10 fans are incredibly devoted to their teams, so we're very excited about the start of the season. Pac-10 fans can hear their favorite teams on an XM radio, whether they live on the West Coast, the East Coast, or anyplace in between.'
Pac-10 games are heard across the country on XM channels 193, 194, and 195. These channels are dedicated to Pac-10 games and specials. Overall, XM offers 170 satellite radio channels of sports, music, talk, news, and entertainment. XM is the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than 8.2 million subscribers.
In addition to the Pac-10, XM is the official satellite radio network of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC. XM is also the official satellite radio network of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Championship Game and other BCS games. XM will air more than 5,000 live sporting events in 2007.
'When you look at XM's partnership with the Pac-10,' said XM's Logan, 'coupled with the five other power conferences, plus the BCS, you can see how XM really has become the ultimate destination for college sports fans.'
Contact: David Butler, XM Satellite Radio, 202-380-4317, firstname.lastname@example.org
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