WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio will carry three different broadcasts of every game of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Final as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Pittsburgh Penguins starting May 24th at 8 pm ET.
Hockey fans nationwide can hear the Pittsburgh Penguins broadcast, the Detroit Red Wings broadcast, and the NHL Radio broadcast for every game live on XM. The XM channel guide for the Stanley Cup Final is online at http://www.xmradio.com/nhl. The NHL broadcast of the Stanley Cup Final will air on XM Channel 204, the home team broadcast will air on XM Channel 205 along with the away team broadcast on XM Channel 206.
Throughout the Stanley Cup Final, XM will provide up-to-the-minute news and commentary, including daily live on-site reports from Detroit and Pittsburgh, around the clock on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204), the world's first and only 24-hour radio channel devoted to the NHL. NHL Home Ice delivers a high-energy mix of news, entertainment, and play-by-play, including the weekly radio show "NHL Hour" hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
"The NHL is proud to partner with XM to deliver for hockey fans three unique radio broadcasts of each game of this year's compelling Stanley Cup Final," said Gregg Baldinger, Director of NHL Radio.
"XM broadcasts every game from every team in the NHL across the U.S. and Canada," said Eric Logan, XM Satellite Radio, executive vice president, programming. "Expanding our coverage of the Stanley Cup Final demonstrates XM's continuing commitment to offer an unprecedented hockey experience all year long."
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9.3 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 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, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store, and as streams of commercial-free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. 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 2-28-08. 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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