SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Provide Live Coverage of 2006 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
SIRIUS will provide the most comprehensive live radio coverage in the U.S., airing 10 hours daily from the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Veteran Sportscaster Tim Ryan to host nightly Wimbledon recap show exclusively on SIRIUS
NEW YORK, June 26, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Wimbledon, will for the second straight year provide the most comprehensive live radio coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
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From the opening matches today Monday, June 26 through the Women's and Men's Finals on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, SIRIUS will provide up to 10 hours of live Wimbledon coverage daily. SIRIUS listeners will hear live point-by-point action from key matches on both Centre Court and the outer courts -- including the Men's and Women's semifinal and final matches in their entirety -- plus courtside reports and highlights, pre- and post-match commentary and up-to-the-minute Wimbledon news.
The programming will air daily from 6 am - 4 pm ET on SIRIUS Sports Play- by-Play, channel 125 and will be available to SIRIUS subscribers at no extra cost. The SIRIUS broadcast will be part of "Radio Wimbledon," produced by TWI from the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
In addition to the live coverage of tournament play, Wimbledon All-Access on SIRIUS will air nightly throughout the tournament from 6 - 7 pm ET exclusively on SIRIUS Sports Action, channel 123. Hosted by veteran sportscaster Tim Ryan, who will be on location in England to cover the tournament, along with regular SIRIUS personality Andrew Bogusch, Wimbledon All-Access on SIRIUS will include a recap of the day's results, interviews with the competitors and previews of upcoming matches.
"The Wimbledon Championships are truly one of the most celebrated events in sports and we will provide tennis fans with the most comprehensive radio coverage available in the U.S.," said Steve Cohen, Vice President of Sports Programming for SIRIUS. "With live on-court action and detailed analysis of the day's outcomes and upsets, SIRIUS listeners will be able to experience everything but the smell of Wimbledon's freshly cut grass courts."
In addition to being the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NBA, NHL, AFL, Wimbledon Championships and Barclays English Premier League soccer, SIRIUS broadcasts play-by-play for more than 150 college teams, including the entire NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Starting in 2007, SIRIUS will be the official satellite radio home of NASCAR.
SIRIUS delivers more than 125 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 67 music channels available nationwide. SIRIUS also delivers 61 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NBA and NHL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA and NHL. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
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SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
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