Manchester United Football Club, the 18-time champions of the English Premier League, and Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), announced today a multi-year agreement to make SiriusXM the official U.S. radio broadcaster of Manchester United.
Sirius and XM subscribers will have access to live play-by-play of every Manchester United English Premier League match and will hear the official Manchester United club broadcast.
The agreement also gives SiriusXM the rights to stream Manchester United Premier League matches to Sirius and XM subscribers online at www.sirius.com and www.xmradio.com and through website access via the SiriusXM App.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce this arrangement with SiriusXM,” said Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill. “This agreement demonstrates the enduring strength of the Club internationally. We are very proud to have SiriusXM as our first satellite radio broadcaster in the US. This is an exciting arrangement as we know how passionate our fans are in the United States and now they can catch all the match action live on Sirius and XM.”
“Manchester United is one of the most famous and widely followed sports franchises in all of the world and we’re thrilled to offer our listeners access to every one of their Premier League matches,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “Fans across the U.S. will be able to tune in to live play-by-play through their radios, through their computers and through the SiriusXM App. No matter where you are in the U.S., you won’t have to miss a minute of Manchester United football throughout the EPL season.”
With 18 Premier League titles, four Football League Cups and a record 11 FA Cups, Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English soccer. Currently atop the standings in the Premier League, the club has also won three European Cups and is unique in having won the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League triple-header in the 1998-99 season. The club’s current manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in the team’s history, having won 26 major honors since taking over the club in 1986.
In addition to SiriusXM’s expansive play-by-play coverage of Manchester United, fans can also hear comprehensive soccer talk on SiriusXM’s The Football Show, the daily talk program hosted by legendary striker Giorgio Chinaglia and soccer expert Charlie Stillitano. Every weekday morning (7:00-9:00 am EST on Sirius channel 125 and XM channel 241), Chinaglia and Stillitano cover the best teams and leagues from around the globe with expert analysis and interviews with some of sport’s most intriguing personalities, including Manchester United’s legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Throughout the EPL season, SiriusXM listeners can hear multiple games each week featuring several of the best teams in the U.K. All games will air on Sirius channels 125 and 113 and XM channels 241 and 244. For more information on SiriusXM’s soccer programming and a schedule of upcoming matches on SiriusXM, visit www.sirius.com/soccer or www.xmradio.com/soccer.
About SiriusXM Radio
SiriusXM is America’s satellite radio company, broadcasting more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to more than 20 million subscribers in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, and through a wide range of mobile devices.
SiriusXM offers an array of content from some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SiriusXM programming is also available at sirius.com and xmradio.com, and on Apple iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SiriusXM Premium Online App.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available at retail locations nationwide, as well as shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com.
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