SiriusXM NBA Radio Channel 217 to feature expert hosts including Kenny
Smith, Steve Kerr, Nancy Lieberman, Stacey King, Lionel Hollins, Mike
Dunleavy, Sr. and Sam Mitchell
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today
announced that SiriusXM and the National Basketball Association will
launch an exclusive NBA channel on Monday, December 9, that will cover
the league 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and bring fans closer to
SiriusXM NBA Radio on Channel 217 will debut on Monday at 7:00 am ET and will feature a star-studded
lineup of exclusive interviews throughout the day including NBA
Commissioner David Stern, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Dallas
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike
D'Antoni, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, Indiana Pacers
center Roy Hibbert, Detroit Pistons center-forward Greg Monroe, Boston
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, center-forward Kelly Olynyk and
forward Brandon Bass, and Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Bernard King.
Other big guests for the opening week will include Celtics owner Steve
Pagliuca, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, and Hall of Famer
Clyde Drexler, as well as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard
and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff
Teague will also be interviewed on the channel on Dec. 12.
Along with one-on-one interviews with the biggest names in the game, the
new NBA Channel will showcase more than 14 live NBA games each week and
a daily schedule of NBA-focused news and talk from an unparalleled
roster of hosts.
Featured hosts include former star players and coaches such as NBA
Champions and TNT analysts Kenny Smith and Steve Kerr; three-time NBA
Champion center Stacey King; former NBA Champion guard and head coach
Lionel Hollins; former head coaches Mike Dunleavy, Sr., and Sam
Mitchell; Hall of Famer and women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman;
and former NBA guard Mateen Cleaves. In addition, Ian Eagle, Frank
Isola, Mark Boyle, Joel Meyers and Jason Goff will provide their
expertise on a regular basis.
NBA fans can call in to discuss the latest headlines and weigh in with
their opinions on the issues of the day. The channel will also feature
regular interviews with NBA legends; on-location broadcasts from
special events like the NBA All-Star Game, The Finals, NBA Draft, team
training camps; programming and specials focused on the history of the
game; and more.
Listeners tuning in for the first day of programming will hear The Starting Lineup, hosted by Stacey King and NY Daily News writer Frank Isola, starting at 7:00 am ET. At 12:00 pm ET, Sam
Mitchell and Jason Goff will host Off the Dribble. Steve Kerr and Ian Eagle will host Long Range at 3:00 pm ET. The channel will air live coverage of the Los Angeles
Clippers vs. the Philadelphia 76ers that night starting at 7:00 pm ET,
followed by the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Sacramento Kings. The
following night, the channel will carry live play-by-play of the Miami
Heat vs. the Indiana Pacers at 7:00 pm ET. For more information on the
channel and programming please visit http://www.siriusxm.ca/nba.
SiriusXM and the NBA recently agreed to a multiyear renewal of their
broadcasting agreement. SiriusXM subscribers will continue to receive a
comprehensive schedule of live play-by-play that includes every
regular-season game from every team, all games from the NBA Playoffs
and The Finals.
NBA programming is available to subscribers with XM Select, Sirius
Premier or Sirius All-Access plans. Those XM Select, Sirius Premier or
Sirius All-Access satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Internet Radio access to their subscription can also listen to NBA games on the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online. Schedules with SiriusXM channel
assignments can be found at http://www.siriusxm.ca/nba.
About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.3
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 and entertainment brands as well as every major sport
including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.
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 3,000 retail locations
nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
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SOURCE: Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc.
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