Aug 15, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Dorna Communications
SiriusXM to Broadcast MotoGP™ Live Nationwide
Coverage begins this weekend with MotoGP™ race at renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 18
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Dorna Sports today announced an agreement to make SiriusXM the exclusive North American radio broadcaster of the FIM MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix, marking the national U.S. radio debut of the world’s premier motorcycle racing series.
SiriusXM’s coverage will begin this weekend (August 16-18) with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at the world renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Subscribers will hear the live turn-by-turn broadcast of the MotoGP race, from start to finish, on Sunday, August 18 (2:00 pm ET).
Each Grand Prix broadcast throughout the remainder of the 2013 season will air on Sirius channel 93, XM channel 209, and on channel 966 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.
“MotoGP showcases some of the most thrilling racing on wheels. It is a terrific addition to the SiriusXM sports lineup and enhances our robust offering of international sports,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We’re excited to give our subscribers live access to these exciting events, allowing them to experience the extraordinary skill of these riders as they compete here and around the globe.”
Manel Arroyo, Dorna Sports’, Managing Director of Dorna's Media and TV Area, said: “We’re very pleased to be entering into a new partnership with SiriusXM so that listeners in North America can follow live the rest of the 2013 MotoGP season. With the second half of the season about to get underway this weekend in Indianapolis, on home soil for our US fans, it’s a great moment to start our collaboration with SiriusXM”.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 25 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.