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Live NFL Coverage For 2020 Season Begins on SiriusXM Sept. 10

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NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today its comprehensive coverage of the 2020 NFL season, which will deliver live broadcasts of every game as well as new exclusive shows and in-depth 24/7 news and talk on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.

The 101st NFL season begins on Thursday, September 10 (8:20 pm ET) when the Houston Texans visit the Super Bowl LIV Champion Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last season's AFC Divisional Playoff game. Throughout the season all NFL games through Super Bowl LV will air nationwide on SiriusXM radios.  Games are also available on the SiriusXM app and at home on connected devices and speakers for authenticated subscribers with the SiriusXM All Access package.

SiriusXM offers play-by-play channels dedicated to the official radio broadcasts of every NFL team, giving its subscribers access to both the home and visiting team broadcasts for every game.  SiriusXM's NFL schedule will also include multiple Spanish-language broadcasts.  Schedules can be found at SiriusXM.com/NFLschedule20.

In addition to live play-by-play, subscribers continue to get in-depth and comprehensive NFL talk 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel, with new programming for 2020.

This season, SiriusXM NFL Radio will launch a new weekly show dedicated to the Las Vegas Raiders, hosted by Raiders great and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mike Haynes and Las Vegas-based SiriusXM host JT The Brick (aka John Tournour).  Silver & Black Radio will debut September 9 and air every Wednesday (7:00-8:00 pm ET) throughout the season on SiriusXM NFL Radio.  Haynes and JT will focus on the 2020 Raiders team that's settling into its new home city of Las Vegas, and they will also look back at the storied history of the Silver and Black with storytelling and interviews with Raiders legends.

The daily programming lineup on SiriusXM NFL Radio features shows hosted by NFL experts and interviews with players, coaches and executives from around the league.

Legendary quarterback Brett Favre will return to host his award-winning show, The SiriusXM Blitz with Brett Favre and Bruce Murray, every Tuesday (11:00 am - noon ET) starting today. 

Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith and former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer are new additions to the SiriusXM NFL Radio roster this season.  Both will be hosts on the channel's morning show The Opening Drive (7:00-10:00 am ET) – Smith on Mondays and Palmer on Thursdays.  They will co-host with former NFL safety and veteran SiriusXM host Solomon Wilcots, who is the new daily host of The Opening Drive this season.

The SiriusXM NFL Radio lineup also adds a new daily show, Airing It Out, hosted by SiriusXM's Bob Papa and former coach Charlie Weis (weekdays, 10:00 amnoon ET).

SiriusXM NFL Radio's team of analysts also includes Hall of Famers Gil Brandt, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, James Lofton, Anthony Munoz and Bill Polian, former NFL executives Mark Dominik and Pat Kirwan, and former players Erik Coleman, Charles Davis, David Diehl, Bruce Gradkowski, A.J. Hawk, Torry Holt, Brad Hopkins, Ed McCaffrey, Jim Miller, Kirk Morrison, Brady Quinn, Geoff Schwartz and Max Starks

SiriusXM NFL Radio voices also include a number of NFL insiders and radio veterans including Howard Balzer, Vic Carucci, Adam Caplan, John Clayton, Brian Custer, Zig Fracassi, Mike Keith, Dan Leberfeld, Bill Lekas, Alex Marvez, Lance Medow, Tom Pelissero, Shae Peppler, Jeff Rickard, Steve Torre, Evan Washburn and Cole Wright.

Authenticated subscribers can also get SiriusXM NFL Radio programming On Demand via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com, allowing them to listen to their favorite shows when they want.

Go to SiriusXM.com/NFLonSXM for more info.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements:  the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is adversely impacting our business; our substantial competition that is likely to increase over time; our efforts to attract and retain subscribers and listeners, or convert listeners into subscribers, which may not be successful, and may adversely affect our business; our Pandora ad-supported business has suffered a loss of monthly active users, which may adversely affect our Pandora business; privacy and data security laws and regulations may hinder our ability to market our services, sell advertising and impose legal liabilities; we engage in extensive marketing efforts and the continued effectiveness of those efforts are an important part of our business; consumer protection laws and our failure to comply with them could damage our business; a substantial number of our Sirius XM subscribers periodically cancel their subscriptions and we cannot predict how successful we will be at retaining customers; our ability to profitably attract and retain subscribers to our Sirius XM service as our marketing efforts reach more price-sensitive consumers is uncertain; our failure to convince advertisers of the benefits of our Pandora ad-supported service could harm our business; if we are unable to maintain revenue growth from our advertising products, particularly in mobile advertising, our results of operations will be adversely affected; if we fail to accurately predict and play music, comedy or other content that our Pandora listeners enjoy, we may fail to retain existing and attract new listeners; if we fail to protect the security of personal information about our customers, we could be subject to costly government enforcement actions and private litigation and our reputation could suffer; interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems could impair the delivery of our service and harm our business; we rely on third parties for the operation of our business, and the failure of third parties to perform could adversely affect our business; our business depends in part upon the auto industry; our Pandora business depends in part upon consumer electronics manufacturers; the market for music rights is changing and is subject to significant uncertainties; our ability to offer interactive features in our Pandora services depends upon maintaining licenses with copyright owners; the rates we must pay for "mechanical rights" to use musical works on our Pandora service have increased substantially and these new rates may adversely affect our business; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; our Sirius XM service may experience harmful interference from wireless operations; failure to comply with FCC requirements could damage our business; economic conditions, including advertising budgets and discretionary spending, may adversely affect our business and operating results; if we are unable to attract and retain qualified personnel, our business could be harmed; we may not realize the benefits of acquisitions or other strategic investments and initiatives, including the acquisition of Pandora; our use of pre-1972 sound recordings on our Pandora service could result in additional costs; we may from time to time modify our business plan, and these changes could adversely affect us and our financial condition; we have a significant amount of indebtedness, and our debt contains certain covenants that restrict our operations; our facilities could be damaged by natural catastrophes or terrorist activities; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation could have an adverse impact on our operations and financial condition; failure to protect our intellectual property or actions by third parties to enforce their intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business and operating results; some of our services and technologies may use "open source" software, which may restrict how we use or distribute our services or require that we release the source code subject to those licenses; rapid technological and industry changes and new entrants could adversely impact our services; existing or future laws and regulations could harm our business; we may be exposed to liabilities that other entertainment service providers would not customarily be subject to; our business and prospects depend on the strength of our brands; we are a "controlled company" within the meaning of the NASDAQ listing rules and, as a result, qualify for, and rely on, exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements; while we currently pay a quarterly cash dividend to holders of our common stock, we may change our dividend policy at any time; and our principal stockholder has significant influence, including over actions requiring stockholder approval, and its interests may differ from the interests of other holders of our common stock. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

Source: SiriusXM

Media contacts:
Andrew FitzPatrick, Andrew.FitzPatrick@SiriusXM.com
Kevin Bruns, Kevin.Bruns@SiriusXM.com

 

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SOURCE Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

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