NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced the launch of a series of fun and engaging vignettes for young listeners, featuring content from National Geographic Kids beginning Monday, January 14, 2013, on Kids Place Live, channel 78.
The vignettes are based on National Geographic Kids books, including "Are You Normal?," "Amazing Animals," "The 2013 National Geographic Kids Almanac" and "Ultimate Weird but True." In this programming exclusively created for SiriusXM Kids Place, young listeners will hear fun facts and be introduced to the strange, wild and wonderful world around them. The facts will air throughout the day, Monday through Friday.
"National Geographic Kids is known for taking the world and explaining it to young people in understandable, usable ways. With our new daily features, National Geographic Kids brings new, fun information to Kids Place Live all throughout the day," said Kenny Curtis, Senior Director of Kids and Entertainment Programming, SiriusXM."Bet you didn't know that porcupines can float," said Jennifer Emmett, Vice President and Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids Books. "National Geographic Kids does, and we're thrilled to share many more cool nuggets like that with Kids Place Live listeners on SiriusXM so they can stump their parents with our Weird but True facts, stories about amazing animals and geography quiz questions." National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids Books publishes as many as 100 nonfiction titles each year and teaches young readers why the world is a weird, fascinating and fun place. SiriusXM Kids Place Live is a 24/7 interactive talk and music channel featuring music and talk shows for kids. With live in-house "Rumpus Room" concert events from the biggest names in kids' music, live hosts standing by to take your song requests, and fun, on-air games, Kids Place Live allows young listeners to play along and celebrate what it means to be a kid.