SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Air Spanish Language Broadcasts of 2005-06 NFL Games
Broadcasts include all Monday Night Football Games, the playoffs and Super Bowl
NEW YORK, Sept 06, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio -- the nation's premier provider of live professional and collegiate sports events and sports talk on satellite radio and the official satellite radio partner of the National Football League -- announced today it will air Spanish language broadcasts of NFL games for the 2005-06 NFL season, including Monday Night Football, the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
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SIRIUS will carry NFL Futbol Americano, CBS Radio Sports/Westwood One's Spanish language package of NFL games. The 31-game broadcast schedule includes the 2005 season opener on Thursday, September 8th, all Monday Night Football games, Thanksgiving Day games, the NFL Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Championships and Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006. The Spanish language broadcasts -- which feature commentators Armando Quintero, Benny Ricardo and Clemson Smith Muniz -- will air on SIRIUS Hispanic Talk, channel 181.
Included in this year's schedule is the special October 2, Sunday night game that will be played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City where the San Francisco 49ers will meet the Arizona Cardinals in the first regular season game in league history played outside the United States.
"The addition of NFL Futbol Americano illustrates our continuing efforts to reach out to every NFL fan," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS' Vice President of Sports Programming. "Now our Spanish-speaking listeners can enjoy live NFL games in addition to our Latin music channels and SIRIUS en Espanol talk programming."
2005 NFL Futbol Americano on SIRIUS Broadcast Schedule: (All times ET) Thu. 9/8/05 (9:00 pm) Oakland @ New England // channel 181 Mon. 9/12/05 (9:00 pm) Philadelphia @ Atlanta // channel 181 Mon. 9/19/05 (9:00 pm) Washington @ Dallas // channel 181 Mon. 9/26/05 (9:00 pm) Kansas City @ Denver // channel 181 From the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico Sun. 10/2/05 (8:30 pm) San Francisco vs. Arizona // channel 181 Mon. 10/3/05 (9:00 pm) Green Bay @ Carolina // channel 181 Mon. 10/10/05 (9:00 pm) Pittsburgh @ San Diego // channel 181 Mon. 10/17/05 (9:00 pm) St. Louis @ Indianapolis // channel 181 Mon. 10/24/05 (9:00 pm) New York Jets @ Atlanta // channel 181 Mon. 10/31/05 (9:00 pm) Baltimore @ Pittsburgh // channel 181 Mon. 11/7/05 (9:00 pm) Indianapolis @ New England // channel 181 Mon. 11/14/05 (9:00 pm) Dallas @ Philadelphia // channel 181 Mon. 11/21/05 (9:00 pm) Minnesota @ Green Bay // channel 181 Thanksgiving Day Games Thu. 11/24/05 (12:30 pm) Atlanta @ Detroit // channel 181 Thu. 11/24/05 (4:15 pm) Denver @ Dallas // channel 181 Mon. 11/28/05 (9:00 pm) Pittsburgh @ Indianapolis // channel 181 Mon. 12/5/05 (9:00 pm) Seattle @ Philadelphia // channel 181 Mon. 12/12/05 (9:00 pm) New Orleans @ Atlanta // channel 181 Mon. 12/19/05 (9:00 pm) Green Bay @ Baltimore // channel 181 Mon. 12/26/05 (9:00 pm) New England @ New York Jets // channel 181 Playoffs Sat. 1/7/06 TBA Wildcard Game #1 // channel 181 Sat. 1/7/06 TBA Wildcard Game #2 // channel 181 Sun. 1/8/06 TBA Wildcard Game #3 // channel 181 Sun. 1/8/06 TBA Wildcard Game #4 // channel 181 Sat. 1/14/06 TBA Divisional Game #1 // channel 181 Sat. 1/14/06 TBA Divisional Game #2 // channel 181 Sun. 1/15/06 TBA Divisional Game #3 // channel 181 Sun. 1/15/06 TBA Divisional Game #4 // channel 181 Sun. 1/22/06 TBA Conference Championship #1 // channel 181 Sun. 1/22/06 TBA Conference Championship #2 // channel 181 Sun. 2/5/06 TBA Super Bowl XL (@ Detroit) // channel 181
As the official satellite radio partner of the NFL, SIRIUS will broadcast live nationwide every regular and post-season game of the 2005-06 NFL season. SIRIUS listeners can also tune into SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124, for the only 24/7/365 channel dedicated to pro football talk.
SIRIUS, recognized by New York Magazine as having the "superior" programming in satellite radio, broadcasts more live play-by-play sports than any other radio outlet, providing coverage of more than 250 pro and college teams. In addition to being the official satellite radio partner of the National Football League, National Hockey League, Wimbledon Championships, Barclay's English Premier League soccer, and Arena Football League, SIRIUS provides sports news, talk and play-by-play action from the NBA, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, and more than 115 colleges, plus live calls of several of the year's top thoroughbred horse races. Starting in 2007, SIRIUS will be the official satellite home of NASCAR.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.
SIRIUS radios for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Delphi, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Office Depot, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers and truck stops nationwide.
SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jeep(R), Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.
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