BBC Radio 1 back on Sirius-XM – sort of!
August 17, 2011
The BBC’s popular music radio station Radio 1 is again available for Sirius-XM listeners PROVIDED they are close to a computer or streaming service. The station will not be actually available on the Sirius-XM satellite or terrestrial repeater system other than for a few special events through the year.
The BBC station rejoins the Sirius-XM on-line audio bouquet this weekend, August 19. Sirius-XM, in a statement, says: “BBC Radio 1 will be available to its listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio beginning Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm ET as part of a new multi-platform agreement with the BBC that brings subscribers additional concert performances from the BBC vault.”
“BBC Radio 1 will be time-shifted by five hours so Americans can enjoy the channel’s line-up as it was intended, with Chris Moyles in the morning, Scott Mills in the afternoon, and Pete Tong on Friday nights. SiriusXM will also broadcast concerts from the extensive and wide-ranging BBC Radio archive, many of which are not commercially available. SiriusXM listeners will hear classic performances by Led Zeppelin, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Queen, The Cure and other music legends. The concerts will air on various SiriusXM music channels.”
“BBC Radio 1 has built a loyal and passionate following across North America. We’re delighted that we are able to continue and extend our relationship with SiriusXM, to bring BBC Radio 1 and our catalogue of classic BBC concerts to the North American audience,” said Salim Mukaddam, Head of Radio, BBC Worldwide.