New SiriusXM Channel Is Devoted to Soccer
U.S. sports fans may have noticed the increasing amount of ink
and airtime that soccer is getting in sports magazines and broadcasts.
XM Radio will devote a channel to the subject.
“SiriusXM FC” starts Monday on Channel
94, promising “soccer talk and play-by-play 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
will include play-by-play broadcasts from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA
Champions League and FA Cup, and matches from the Major League Soccer
playoffs. Barclays Premier League matches are from talkSport, a network
out of England. UEFA and FA Cup matches are provided by Fox Soccer.
Senior VP of Sports Programming
Steve Cohen in the announcement cited growing demand for soccer coverage.
Daily programming will include “The Football Show” each
morning with John Harkes, Ray Hudson, Charlie Stillitano and Neil Barnett.
Sirius XM also will pick up several programs from talkSport.