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FOX News Headlines 24/7 to Debut Exclusively on SiriusXM on October 5, 2015
Sep 30 15
SiriusXM and FOX News announced that FOX News Headlines 24/7 will launch on October 5, 2015. Broadcast live from FOX News headquarters in midtown Manhattan, the new channel will provide SiriusXM subscribers with real-time headlines on breaking news, national stories, politics, business, entertainment, sports, social media trends, and more. SiriusXM listeners can tune to channel 115 to get all the news they need for their day ahead – 24/7/365. Whether they're in their car, at work, or on-the-go, SiriusXM listeners will now have constant access to live around-the-clock news, as it happens, in 15 minute cycles. This innovative, national news endeavor will be staffed by a committed team of FOX News journalists and contributors who will utilize the network's vast resources across the FOX News platforms to report on what listeners need to know at home and around the globe. Overseen by FOX News Senior Vice President of News Jay Wallace, FOX News Headlines 24/7 will feature constantly updated segments on major news events, business, the latest sports scores and entertainment stories, as well as reports on what topics, personalities and memes are currently trending on major social media platforms. FOX News anchors Shepard Smith and Bill Hemmer will welcome listeners in the channel's opening weeks, bringing their trusted journalism backgrounds to SiriusXM listeners across the country. The first voice to be heard on the new channel will be that of Hemmer, co-anchor of FOX News Channel'sAmerica's Newsroom. He'll kick off the day's top news stories on FOX News Headlines 24/7 starting at 6:00 am ET. Shepard Smith, anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting and the network's chief news anchor and managing editor for breaking news, will be on at 6:00 pm ET for an hour. Additional FOX News talent will replace Hemmer and Smith after the initial launch of the channel. FOX News and SiriusXM already broadcast three dedicated satellite radio channels, including: FOX News Channel, featuring an audio simulcast of the most watched cable news network, on channel 114; an audio simulcast of FOX Business Network on channel 113; and FOX News Talk on channel 450, which offers opinion programming from popular FOX News personalities such as Brian Kilmeade, Alan Colmes, John Gibson and Tom Sullivan.
Fox News, SiriusXM Launch Headline News Service
Sep 30 15
Fox News is collaborating with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour news service that will update satellite radio listeners and mobile device users on headlines every 15 minutes. The service, to launch October 5, is Fox's most high-profile new business venture since the Fox Business Network was started in 2007. Fox is hiring 40 to 50 new journalists and building a new newsroom for the operation. Fox News Headlines 24/7 will introduce SiriusXM subscribers to a concept familiar to radio listeners in many of the nation's biggest cities - top stories continuously updated and repeated in 15-minute increments. The station will also be streamed online and available to people through an app that can be paid for separately from SiriusXM's main service. SiriusXM already collaborates with Fox on three other channels, two that simulcast Fox News and FBN television broadcasts and one that focuses on Fox's talk-show hosts. The satellite news channel also has three channels devoted to CNN programming. The main news channels can often latch onto one story for a long period of time; the headline service won't break its format even for big stories. The service will also be a training ground for new Fox talent and provide reporting on some stories that can make their way to the TV network. CNN once had a television version of this type of service, CNN Headline News. But it changed its name to HLN and dropped the format for shows that have a heavy social media connection.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Presents at Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference 2015, Sep-29-2015
Sep 25 15
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Presents at Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference 2015, Sep-29-2015 . Venue: Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. to Broadcast Pearl Jam's Concert Live from Global Citizen Festival in New York City
Sep 25 15
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it will broadcast Pearl Jam's concert from Global Citizen Festival in New York City on the band's exclusive SiriusXM Radio channel. The concert will air live on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio, channel 22, on Saturday, September 26 at 9:15 pm ET via satellite and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Sirius XM Holdings Seeks Acquisitions
Sep 17 15
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:SIRI) is seeking acquisitions. Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are looking every week, every month, for an acquisition that would complement our business, and if we find it, we'll do it."