SiriusXM Introduces SiriusXM 2.0 with New Music, Sports and Entertainment Channels, Including SiriusXM Latino
New programming available now online and over satellite to new SiriusXM Edge radios
Additional programming includes new commercial-free music channels, and sports and comedy channels, such as channels produced with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ESPN SportsCenter, George Carlin and Upright Citizens Brigade
SiriusXM Latino launches most comprehensive lineup of Latin channels in radio including commercial-free music, Cristina Radio featuring iconic talk show host Cristina Saralegui, RadioFormula Mexico, Playboy Radio en Espanol and more
The launch of new programming is the first phase of SiriusXM 2.0, a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite and Internet delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio, and data services. By employing highly efficient modulation and compression techniques introduced as part of 2.0 technology that effectively delivers 25% more bandwidth capacity, SiriusXM will expand its audio and data services without affecting the broadcast quality of existing channels.
Subscribers can access these new channels through SiriusXM Internet Radio and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices. The new channels are also available by satellite through the new SiriusXM Edge, the first satellite radio able to receive the expanded programming lineup. Edge is on sale now at www.shop.siriusxm.com and available at 2,500 retail locations nationwide by this holiday shopping season. Additional programming and expanded listener capabilities will be announced in coming months as SiriusXM builds on the promise of its new 2.0 technology.
"SiriusXM 2.0 is an exciting new chapter for our company and subscribers, and today is the first important upgrade: going live with new programming that reinforces our commitment to offer the best in audio entertainment," said
An easy way subscribers can get all SiriusXM programming is through the All Access Annual subscription plan: it offers all satellite radio programming, including premium channels, access to all online channels, and the ability to listen to all programming available through smartphones and mobile devices, for
"The expansion of our commercial-free music offerings, the launch of SiriusXM Latino, the near-doubling of our comedy channels, and additions to our live sports talk, deepens the channel offerings available to SiriusXM subscribers and adds to our unparalleled audio entertainment lineup," said
The expanded programming offering from SiriusXM includes:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio, channel 310: SiriusXM and the
Rock and Roll Hall of Famewill commemorate the artists who've been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The channel will feature highlights from Induction Ceremonies from the past, the Rock Hall's famous 25th anniversary celebration from Madison Square Garden, and stories from the Museum. The channel will also contain music and stories from Rock Hall inductees The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Temptations, The Doors, Pink Floyd, U2, Tom Petty, and more.
- SiriusXM Comes Alive!, channel 316: Hear the ultimate library of live classic rock recordings seamlessly hand crafted, song by song. Even if you weren't there, you can experience these magical moments 24/7 on one channel. Get your lighters out and get ready to rock as SiriusXM Comes Alive!
- RockBar, channel 313: Step into your favorite rocking bar for non-stop sing-a-long anthems from artists like AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, Nickelback, The Ramones, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, and more.
Classic College Radio, channel 319: The roots of Indie Rock started on college campuses across
North America. SiriusXM brings the spirit and the passion of those early days of indie rock to this channel with the music of Sonic Youth, The Replacements, The Pixies, R.E.M., Bjork, Guided by Voices, among others.
Red White& Booze, channel 350: The music of Country-themed bars and honky tonks across America, featuring a mix of country and rock songs from artists like Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.
Mega Mix, channel 300: The party never ends with SiriusXM's Party Mega Mix. An upbeat party soundtrack from artists like The Black Eyed Peas, B-52's, Katy Perry, Run DMC, Usher, and more.
Krishna Das Yoga Radio, channel 360: Coming soon. Created in partnership with yoga musician
Krishna Das, who the New York Times called the "Chant Master of American Yoga," the channel features music from Krishna Dasand many different artists from the world of yoga and meditation. Listeners will be transported to a deeper place where they can quiet the mind and open the heart.
A near-doubling of SiriusXM's exclusive, edgy and ground-breaking comedy suite; our existing Raw Dog (Comedy Uncensored), The Foxxhole (produced by
Carlin's Corner, channel 400: Produced with
George Carlin's daughter, Kelly Carlin, and his best friend and business partner, Jerry Hamza, SiriusXM honors the man who made the "seven deadly words" famous with his own channel, featuring the albums, concerts and private archives of the one and only George Carlin.
UCB Radio, channel 406: Produced with the irreverent and already legendary
Upright Citizens Brigade, SiriusXM gives a voice to the underground sketch, improv and stand-up comedy that is breaking new styles of comedy and launching new star comedians.
Dirty Dog, channel 403: Pushing the boundaries of rude and raucous comedy farther than ever before, including favorite comics at their edgiest, such as
Sam Kinison, Jim Norton, Doug Stanhope, Artie Lange, Lisa Lampanelli, Sarah Silvermanand more.
Adding to SiriusXM's already unique and dominant lineup of sports talk and live play-by-play for
- ESPN SportsCenter, channel 370: The only radio channel offering 24-hour access to the best in sports news and highlights shows, including SportsCenter, ESPNews and more.
The SiriusXM Latino channel lineup will now feature exclusive commercial-free music channels covering a wide variety of music genres, including:
Caliente, channel 150: A red-hot mix of the biggest hits of tropical, salsa, merengue and Reggaeton, playing, among others,
Marc Anthony, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Aventura, Shakira, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Daddy Yankee, Paulina Rubio, Victor Manuelle, and Luis Miguel.
Viva, channel 500: The brightest Latin stars in contemporary pop, alternative and ballads, playing
Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Mana, Camila, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Julieta Venegas, Belanova, La Quinta Estacion and more.
La Mezcla, channel 503: Top hits in Spanish and English, playing Lady Gaga,
Paulina Rubio, Ke$ha, Shakira, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and more.
Flow Nacion, channel 506: The hottest sounds in Latin hip-hop and Reggaeton, featuring Pitbull, Wisin & Yandel,
Lil Rob, Daddy Yankee, Baby Bash, Nina Sky, Don Omar, and Kat Deluna.
Aguila, channel 510: The sound of Norteno bands, Ranchera, Duranguense and the sounds of traditional Mexican music, including among others
Larry Hernandez, Ana Gabriel, Los Tigres Del Norte, La Adictiva Banda San Jose, El Trono de Mexico, Banda Machos, Vicente Fernandez, and Jenni Rivera.
Latidos, channel 520: Romantic Latin love songs from the '90s to today, with such artists as
Alejandro Sanz, Chayanne, Camila, Gloria Estefan, Cristan Castro, Luis Miguel, Franco de Vita, and Laura Pausini.
Caricia, channel 523: The classics from unforgettable artists in Spanish and English, showcasing
Miguel Bose, Juan Gabriel, Bee Gees, Roberto Carlos, Camilo Sesto, Journey, Julio Iglesias, and Pimpinela.
Luna, channel 530: Latin percussion and Afro-Cuban rhythms blended with Jazz for a fun-filled musical journey, with selections from
Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader, Paquito D'Rivera, Chucho Valdes, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, and more.
Rumbon, channel 533: Classic salsa from the legendary artists and bands from yesterday, playing, among others, Fania All Stars,
Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano, Johnny Pacheco, and Roberto Roena.
- La Kueva, channel 540: Latin rock classics and today's upcoming artists, including Mana, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Soda Stereo, Molotov, Juanes, Puya, Rata Blanca, and more.
"With SiriusXM Latino, we look forward to attracting subscribers from the U.S.'s fastest growing population segment, offering the widest variety of Latin programming on broadcast radio today to the bilingual and bicultural audience everywhere in the country," said
The expanded Latin channel lineup also adds RadioFormula Mexico, channel 560, 24/7 news and talk from the leading radio broadcaster from
Subscribers will also get sexy, smart, refined and exclusive adult programming showcasing Latin talent on Playboy Radio en Espanol, channel 569.
Iconic talk show host
In addition, SiriusXM will deliver more world-class Spanish-language sports coverage, featuring play-by-play from
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