XM to Air 30 College Football Bowl Games in December and January

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.

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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 144
About 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.

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