I noticed on channels 196-198, which used to be Big Ten channels on my XM radio, it now just says "sports play-by-play". Is the Big 10's play-by-play no longer available on XM? Does anyone know anything about this?
NEW YORK - SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Learfield Sports announced today an agreement to broadcast Big Ten Conference football and men's basketball games to listeners nationwide.
Starting tomorrow, September 26, SIRIUS XM will begin airing live play-by-play of every Big Ten football game through the end of the regular season. A schedule of Big Ten men's basketball games on SIRIUS XM will be announced at a later date.
"Year after year the Big Ten boasts some of the country's best teams and we're thrilled to have these games as part of our college sports lineup," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS XM's SVP of Sports Programming. "With SIRIUS XM, Big Ten fans and alumni will be able to follow their teams from anywhere in the continental U.S., and college sports fans around the country will have access to some of the season's best matchups."
"We're thrilled to have completed this agreement in time for tomorrow's games," said Learfield Sports' Senior Vice President Mike Behymer. "Big Ten Conference fans will be happy to catch their favorite University game action on satellite radio every week throughout the season."