- SiriusXM to become the radio home of COMEDY CENTRAL's unparalleled collection of stand-up comedy
- 24/7 channel dedicated to stand-up comedy from today's top comedians to tomorrow's rising stars
TORONTO, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced the launch of COMEDY CENTRAL Radio. The new channel offers an all-access pass to content from the leading name in stand-up comedy and will launch at midnight ET on Sunday, May 19th on channel 95.
For the first time, COMEDY CENTRAL is creating a 24/7 audio channel with SiriusXM consisting of new stand-up and exclusive performances from its expansive and world-class library. COMEDY CENTRAL Radio will offer hundreds of hours of stand-up comedy performances from COMEDY CENTRAL's massive library including stand-up series such as COMEDY CENTRAL Presents and Premium Blend, and select performances from COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts and its roster of one-hour stand-up specials.
In addition, COMEDY CENTRAL Radio will feature new performances, behind-the-scenes and backstage broadcasts from COMEDY CENTRAL events, broadcasts from COMEDY CENTRAL Certified clubs, and exclusive shows from comedians taking listener calls and being "guest DJ" on the channel, often tied in with launches and specials on COMEDY CENTRAL.
"COMEDY CENTRAL is the leader in the world of comedy," said John Lewis, VP Programming, SiriusXM Canada. "We are always looking to expand our programming for our subscribers to offer them the best comedy, sports, talk and music content. By adding COMEDY CENTRAL Radio to our already impressive comedy lineup, we are continuing to offer SiriusXM listeners unmatched and exclusive comedy content."
COMEDY CENTRAL Radio joins SiriusXM's broad collection of comedy channels, including Canada Laughs, Laugh USA, Blue Collar Radio, Jamie Foxx's The Foxxhole, Raw Dog Comedy and more.
Select programming from COMEDY CENTRAL Radio will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.ca. Visit www.siriusxm.ca/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
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About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.2 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, BlackBerry 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.
SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
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