Toronto, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier
provider of satellite radio, today announced it is expanding its NHL coverage
to provide every game for every NHL team.
NHL fans across North America can hear their favourite teams on XM Canada
throughout the season, wherever they live.
XM Canada is expanding from six NHL play-by-play channels to nine in
order to offer comprehensive coverage of the league. Games can be heard on XM
channels 204-209 and channels 237-239.
The 2007-2008 NHL season starts this weekend as the Anaheim Ducks begin
defense of their first Stanley Cup championship against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Ducks and Kings will play Saturday and Sunday at the O2 Arena in London,
U.K., marking the first time that the NHL has played regular-season games in
In addition to carrying the full schedule of NHL games, XM Canada is the
exclusive carrier of the 24-hour hockey talk radio channel NHL Home Ice,
located at XM channel 204. NHL Home Ice offers the latest news, commentary,
call-in shows, interviews and other special programming 365 days a year.
To coincide with its exclusive partnership with the NHL, XM Satellite
Radio ices its most impressive roster yet:
- "In The Slot"
Hockey legend Phil Esposito returns for his third season behind the
microphone hosting his daily talk show along with veteran broadcaster Jim
Tatti. (Mon to Fri - 4 - 6 p.m. ET)
- "Hockey This Morning"
Enjoy 24/7 hockey talk right across the U.S. and Canada, beginning at
6 a.m. ET with Scott Laughlin.
- NHL LIVE
A new addition to the lineup, NHL Live is a two-hour show from our XM
Studios in New York City, hosted by Don Le Greca and E.J. Hradik.
EVERY TEAM - EVERY GAME.
This year, we are delivering every game of the 2007-08 NHL schedule to
hockey fans across North America, including the NHL All-Star Game, the Stanley
Cup Playoffs and exclusive coverage of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2007-2008 NHL season is XM Canada's third season carrying NHL games
and its first as the exclusive satellite radio network of the league. XM and
the NHL have a long-term broadcast partnership that extends through 2015.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information
company with the best signal coverage across the country.
XM Canada offers listeners the most unique Canadian and international
programming including exclusive satellite radio coverage of EVERY NHL(TM)
GAME, as well as PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League Baseball(TM), the deepest play
list, and news, talk, sports, entertainment and children's content. Acura,
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda,
Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota, Saab, Saturn,
Suzuki and Subaru will offer XM radios in more than 150 different vehicles for
model year 2008.
XM Satellite Radio Inc. is the number one satellite radio company in
North America with more than 8 million subscribers. In Canada, XM is offered
on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and Rogers Communications wireless, cable and
Internet platforms and is also the exclusive music channel provider on Air
Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
A free three-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at
http://listen.xmradio.ca. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and
subscription information. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc.
(TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
NHL and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield is a
trademark of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the
property of the NHL and its teams. All Rights Reserved.
For further information:
For further information: XM Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,