WASHINGTON, Aug. 8-- XM Satellite Radio, America's number-one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers, will begin its ongoing coverage of the U.S. Open Series in the weeks and days leading up to the Grand Slam event. As the tournament gets underway, XM will provide daily highlights to casual and passionate tennis fans and broadcast live play-by-play coverage of the men's and women's semi-final and final matches in September.
XM's broadcast coverage of U.S. Open Tennis will include the "U.S. Open Daily Show," a daily one-hour program hosted by renowned tennis analyst, Bud Collins. Broadcasting directly from Arthur Ashe Stadium, the show will be available on XM's new 24/7 sports news and talk channel, XM Sports Nation (XM 143), from 10-11 am ET throughout the tournament. The show will debut on August 28.
Tennis fans also can tune into live play-by-play coverage of the semi- final and final matches. XM will broadcast the U.S. Open men's and women's semi-finals and finals live on XM Sports Nation, also anchored by Bud Collins. Grand Slam Doubles champion, Murphy Jensen, and three-time Grand Slam singles winner, Virginia Wade, will provide color commentary and analysis for the men's and women's matches, respectively.
U.S. Open Play-by-Play schedule:
Friday, September 8 11AM ET Women's Semifinals
Saturday, September 9 11AM ET Men's Semifinals
Saturday, September 9 7PM ET Women's Final
Sunday, September 10 12PM ET Men's Final
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (NASDAQ:XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Porsche, is available in more than 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.
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