WASHINGTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio will air every game of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs for its 9 million subscribers nationwide starting Wednesday, April 9.
Hockey fans across the U.S. can listen to the NHL Playoffs live on XM channels 204 to 209. A weekly game schedule is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/nhl.
XM also airs every game for every NHL team during the regular season. XM's Canadian partner XM Canada carries the games for listeners across Canada.
XM is the exclusive satellite radio provider of the NHL. XM is also the exclusive home of the 24-hour hockey talk radio channel, NHL Home Ice (XM channel 204).
For the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pierre McGuire is joining the XM team of hosts and analysts on NHL Home Ice, which includes Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, Gary Green, Denis Potvin, Bill Clement, Jim Tatti, Scott Laughlin, Jamie Shalley, Bob McKenzie, Don LaGreca, and E.J. Hradek.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman hosts the show "NHL Hour" on NHL Home Ice. Commissioner Bettman and a rotation of NHL executives talk with fans across the U.S. and Canada on Thursdays 4-5 pm ET.
Esposito, who co-hosts the show "In the Slot" with Tatti weekdays 3-6 pm ET on NHL Home Ice, will announce his third annual Espo Awards on Monday, April 7. Esposito will announce awards for the 2007-08 NHL season, such as Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, Top Rookie, Toughest Player and even Most Difficult Name to Pronounce. Each year, the awards are chosen by Esposito and his XM panel of hockey analysts.
"You can hear all the NHL Playoff games on XM, from the first whistle of the first round to the last buzzer in the Stanley Cup Final," said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "You get all the games, and you get the latest news and opinion about the sport on the NHL Home Ice channel. Wherever you are across the country, you can listen to every NHL game on your XM radio."
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9 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, Infiniti 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.
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SOURCE: XM Satellite Radio
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