NEW YORK, Dec 21, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the leading provider of sports radio programming, broadcasting the play-by-play of more than 350 pro and college teams, announced today it will broadcast 12 live college football bowl games during the 2005-06 post-season, including all four games of the Bowl Championship Series.
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SIRIUS' coverage will begin Thursday, December 22, when Colorado State plays Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl at 10:30pm ET on SIRIUS' channel 125 and continues through Wednesday, January 4, when the top two teams in the nation, the defending national champion USC Trojans -- led by Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush -- and the Texas Longhorns -- quarterbacked by Heisman runner-up Vince Young -- face off in The Rose Bowl at 8:00pm ET on SIRIUS' channel 123.
From January 2 - 4, SIRIUS will broadcast all four of the Bowl Championship Series games: The Rose Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, Nokia Sugar Bowl and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
SIRIUS' College Bowl Game schedule: (All times ET)
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA -- Colorado State
vs. Navy Thursday, December 22, 2005, 10:30pm, SIRIUS channel 125 Motor City Bowl, Detroit, MI -- Akron vs. Memphis Monday, December 26, 2005, 4:00pm, SIRIUS channel 125 Insight Bowl, Phoenix, AZ -- Arizona State vs. Rutgers Tuesday, December 27, 2005, 8:30pm, SIRIUS channel 118 MPC Computers Bowl, Boise, ID -- Boise State vs. Boston College Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 4:30pm, SIRIUS channel 125 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA -- Oregon vs. Oklahoma Thursday, December 29, 2005, 8:00pm, SIRIUS channel 118 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, GA -- Miami vs. LSU Friday, December 30, 2005, 7:30pm, SIRIUS channel 181 EV1.net Houston Bowl, Houston, TX -- Iowa State vs. TCU Saturday, December 31, 2005, 2:30pm, SIRIUS channel 131 AT&T Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX -- Texas Tech vs. Alabama
Monday, January 2, 2006, 11:00am, SIRIUS ch. 125 (TX Tech); ch. 110 (Alabama)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, AZ -- Ohio State vs. Notre Dame Monday, January 2, 2006, 4:30pm, SIRIUS channel 126 Nokia Sugar Bowl, Atlanta, GA -- West Virginia vs. Georgia Monday, January 2, 2006, 8:30pm, SIRIUS channel 110 FedEx Orange Bowl, Miami, FL -- Florida State vs. Penn State Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 8:00pm, SIRIUS channel 123 The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA -- USC vs. Texas Wednesday, January 4, 2006, 8:00pm, SIRIUS channel 123
SIRIUS airs more college sports than any other radio outlet, providing play-by-play from more than 125 college and university partners around the nation. SIRIUS is the Exclusive Satellite Radio Partner of 21 of the programs playing in this college post-season, including five of the eight teams playing in this year's BCS - USC, Texas, West Virginia, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
SIRIUS is also the Exclusive Satellite Radio Partner of Alabama, Army, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Navy, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and Vanderbilt plus Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference.
For a complete list of SIRIUS' partner schools and a schedule of upcoming college games on SIRIUS visit http://www.sirius.com/collegesports.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive 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 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, plus college football and basketball, including the entire NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship (March 14 - April 3, 2006).
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SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.
Click on http://www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.
Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.
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