Aug. 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and beIN SPORT announced today that beIN SPORT's live English-language play-by-play of the best soccer leagues in the world – including
Serie A and
Ligue 1 -- will be available to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM's dedicated soccer channel, SiriusXM FC, channel 94, and other SiriusXM play-by-play channels.
Each week, listeners will hear multiple La Liga matches, including all matches featuring Real Madrid and
, multiple Serie A and Ligue 1 matches, as well as select matches from the Copa del Rey tournament and select World Cup qualifiers for CONMEBOL South American teams. The SiriusXM FC channel is available to subscribers on all satellite radios, through the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App
and online at
Additionally, SiriusXM will broadcast Spanish-language beIN SPORT en Espanol on SiriusXM channel 158, starting August 15. This programming will include live play-by-play of La Liga, Serie A, Copa del Rey and World Cup qualifying matches, exclusive club shows from Barca TV and Real Madrid TV as well as the network's most popular news and magazine shows including
The Locker Room
as well as top
international sports including Million Dollar horse racing from
, European basketball and cycling and motorsports, like the FIM Superbike Championships. beIN SPORT en Espanol (SiriusXM channel 158) will be available to subscribers on satellite radios, through the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App
and online at
Ligue 1 season begins today,
, with Montpellier v. reigning champion Paris Saint-Germain. SiriusXM will air live coverage of the match starting at
on SiriusXM FC, channel 94.
The La Liga season kicks off on Saturday, August 17. The Serie A season begins Saturday, August 24. For a schedule of upcoming matches on SiriusXM visit
"We're thrilled to work with beIN SPORT to deliver our subscribers more of the world's best soccer and we're particularly pleased to make this programming available to our listeners in both English and Spanish," said
, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming. "The addition of La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 play-by-play further enhances our already abundant soccer programming and gives our listeners direct access to the world's game through their satellite radios, handheld devices and online."
"Carriage on SiriusXM is a major coup for every international sports fan," said
, General Manager of beIN SPORT. "We will be offering thousands of hours of exclusive beIN SPORT events to SiriusXM listeners – which is nothing less than a major win for everyone involved."
The addition of beIN SPORT's broadcasts to the SiriusXM airwaves expands SiriusXM's soccer offerings to include live coverage of four of the best soccer leagues in the world – the Barclays Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 – as well as the prestigious UEFA Champions League. SiriusXM FC, channel 94, launched last October and offers listeners a mix of soccer talk and play-by-play 365 days a year. The channel also carries play-by-play from the FA Cup, the Capital One Cup and the UEFA Europa League, as well as daily soccer talk shows hosted by an expert cast of former players, coaches, executives and journalists from the U.S. and
For more info on SiriusXM FC visit
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