WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio today announced that it will air 30 college football bowl games in December and January, culminating with the exclusive satellite radio broadcasts of the five 2008 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) games.
XM will broadcast the 30 bowl games to its 8.5 million subscribers across the continental United States starting December 20 as Navy plays Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl, building up to the Allstate BCS National Championship Game on January 7 as top-ranked Ohio State takes on No. 2 LSU. The full schedule of bowl games on XM is listed below, and can be found online at http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/features/bcs-2008.xmc.
The satellite radio network today also announced the sportscasters who will provide play-by-play coverage and analysis of the BCS games on XM, and it announced that ESPN will produce a BCS special hosted by Colin Cowherd to air exclusively on XM.
XM's Dave Sims and Gary Danielson will announce the Allstate BCS National Championship Game and the FedEx Orange Bowl. Sims, who calls college football games for ESPN and NFL games for Westwood One, is also the co-host of XM's "Basketball and Beyond with Coach K." Danielson, the former college football and NFL quarterback, is a college football analyst for XM and CBS Sports.
XM's T.J. Rives and Don McPherson will announce the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Rives is the anchor of "XM Sports Nation This Morning" and "College Football Coast to Coast" and the co-host of "The SEC Now" on XM, as well as a college sports play-by-play announcer and pro football reporter. McPherson, the veteran college football and NFL player, is a college sports analyst for XM.
XM's Gino Torretta and Bill Rosinski will announce the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Torretta, the 1992 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and NFL veteran, is a college football analyst for XM who calls games for Touchdown Radio, ESPN, and SportsUSA Radio. Rosinski is heard on XM calling ACC football and basketball for ISP Sports, and he is an NFL play-by-play announcer for Westwood One.
For the Rose Bowl, XM will carry the ESPN Radio broadcast featuring sportscasters Mike Tirico of "Monday Night Football," college football analyst and veteran coach Bob Davie, and sideline reporter and all-star athlete Stacey Dales.
The ESPN special on the BCS hosted by Cowherd will air exclusively on XM on December 29 on ESPN Radio (XM Channel 140). The show will air at 8 a.m. ET and replay at 2 p.m. ET, with encores on Dec. 30 at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, December 31 at 7 p.m. ET and January 1 at 8 a.m. ET.
2007-08 College Football Bowl Games Schedule on XM December 20 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah v. Navy 9:00 pm ET on XM Channel 231 December 21 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Memphis v. Florida Atlantic 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 22 Papajohns.com Bowl Southern Miss v. Cincinnati 1:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 22 New Mexico Bowl Nevada v. New Mexico 4:30 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 22 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl UCLA v. BYU 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 193 December 23 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Boise State v. East Carolina 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 26 Motor City Bowl Purdue v. Cent. Michigan 7:30 pm ET on XM Channel 196 December 27 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Arizona State v. Texas 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 28 Champs Sports Bowl Boston College v. Michigan State 5:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 28 Emerald Bowl Maryland v. Oregon State 8:30 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 29 Meineke Car Care Bowl Connecticut v. Wake Forest 1:00 pm ET on XM Channel 190 December 29 AutoZone Liberty Bowl UCF v. Mississippi State 4:30 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 29 Valero Alamo Bowl Penn State v. Texas A&M 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 30 PetroSun Independence Bowl Alabama v. Colorado 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 199 December 31 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl California v. Air Force 12:30 pm ET on XM Channel 140 December 31 Sun Bowl South Florida v. Oregon 2:00 pm ET on XM Channel 203 December 31 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Georgia Tech v. Fresno State 2:00 pm ET on XM Channel 190 December 31 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Kentucky v. Florida State 4:00 pm ET on XM Channel 199 December 31 Insight Bowl Indiana v. Oklahoma State 6:00 pm ET on XM Channel 196 January 1 Outback Bowl Wisconsin v. Tennessee 11:00 am ET on XM Channel 140 January 1 Cotton Bowl Missouri v. Arkansas 11:30 am ET on XM Channel 241 January 1 Gator Bowl Texas Tech v. Virginia 1:00 pm ET on XM Channel 190 January 1 Capital One Bowl Michigan v. Florida 1:00 pm ET on XM Channel 199 January 1 Rose Bowl presented by Citi Illinois v. USC 4:30pm ET on XM Channel 140 January 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl Hawaii v. Georgia 8:30pm ET on XM Channel 144 January 2 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma v. West Virginia 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 144 January 3 FedEx Orange Bowl Virginia Tech v. Kansas 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 144 January 5 International Bowl Rutgers v. Ball State 12:00 noon ET on XM Channel 203 January 6 GMAC Bowl Bowling Green v. Tulsa 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 231 January 7 BCS National Championship Game LSU v. Ohio State 8:00 pm ET on XM Channel 144About XM
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Ferrari, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/ .
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-1-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. Programming is subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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