SiriusXM Canada to broadcast every game of the 2015 Stanley Cup® Playoffs

-       Extensive play-by-play and analysis of all Stanley Cup® Playoffs games
-       Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito to host 10th annual ESPO Awards

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced live coverage of every game, plus expert analysis from hockey insiders during the 2015 Stanley Cup® Playoffs on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, XM channel 218 and Sirius Premier channel 211.

Stanley Cup® Playoffs Preview Day

The action will commence on Monday, April 13 with a full day of programming dedicated to a Stanley Cup® Playoffs Preview. Listeners can hear expert hockey talk, predictions and a full breakdown of the teams and players before the best teams of the 2015 season officially face off.

Hockey This Morning will start things off at 7 am EST with Hall of Famer Denis Potvin and Hockey Insiders Pierre McGuire and Mike Johnson, plus hosts Mike Ross and Mick Kern. Continuing the coverage, Scott Laughlin and NHL Alumni™ Matt Barnaby will host the The Power Play's Playoff Preview Show at 4 pm EST on April 14.

The 10th Annual ESPO Awards

Celebrating a decade on the air, the 10th annual ESPO Awards, hosted by hockey legend and SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ host Phil Esposito, will air live at 3 pm EST on Tuesday, April 14. Joining Esposito will be The Power Play hosts Laughlin and Barnaby. Subscribers can hear all the awards, including the Gordie Howe MVP Award, Bobby Orr Award for Best Defenseman and more, plus all the award recipients, live on-air. See all the ESPO Awards' nominees now.

Stanley Cup® Playoffs on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™

Starting April 15, live play-by-play action of all Stanley Cup® Playoffs games right through to the Stanley Cup® Final will air live on SiriusXM, including French broadcasts of all Montréal Canadiens' games.

Listeners can wake up every weekday morning to Hockey This Morning for a full recap and look at the previous nights' results, as well as all the upcoming action, including exclusive interviews from across the League.

Jim "Boomer" Gordon and Joe Thistel then bring their candid opinions, knowledge and insight from the night before on The Point, every weekday afternoon at 12 pm EST.

The Power Play with Scott Laughlin and Matthew Barnaby will air live each weekday at 4 pm EST with exclusive interviews from coaches, players and League officials with a breakdown of all the news from the day, and to set the stage for upcoming games each evening, as teams move on in hopes of taking home the coveted Stanley Cup®.

Every game will be followed by SiriusXM NHL Network's post-game analysis and highlights show Ice Cap, hosted by Ryan Paton, Nick Alberga, Eric Gage and Michelle Sturino.

Those satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Internet Radio access to their subscription can also listen to all Stanley Cup Playoffs games and coverage on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online.

SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ offers exclusive, expert hockey talk 24/7, plus season long play-by-play action. It joins SiriusXM's comprehensive coverage of every major sport, including NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, PGA, CFL and more.

SiriusXM's Stanley Cup® Playoffs schedule is available at: http://www.siriusxm.ca/sports/nhl/.  

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About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.6 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies six years in a row and 2013 and 2014 rankings in PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies.

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For further information: SiriusXM Canada contact: Mike Calnek, Director, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship, 416-513-7459, mike.calnek@siriusxm.ca


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