“Live from the BBC Vault” Launches on SiriusXM
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch “Live from the BBC Vault,” the new series featuring concert broadcasts from the extensive and wide-ranging BBC Radio archive.
“Live from the BBC Vault” will feature two different performances each week on various SiriusXM channels. SiriusXM listeners will hear classic performances recorded over the past 40 years by artists such as Led Zeppelin, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Queen, The Cure and other music legends.
The series will debut on SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks, channel 27, on Monday, October 3 at 10:00 pm ET with a vintage BBC performance by Pink Floyd, recorded in 1973; and SiriusXMU, channel 35, on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 pm ET, which will broadcast a classic performance by Radiohead, recorded in 1997. Both performances will be rebroadcast throughout the week.
The following week First Wave, channel 33, will air a vintage BBC concert from R.E.M., recorded in 1985, in honor of the Hall of Fame inducted Athens, GA band who recently announced their separation after 31 years.
“The BBC In Concert catalogue is a deep archive of incredible performances recorded by BBC Radio over many years. We’re really pleased that by working with long-standing partner SiriusXM we’re able to make a wonderful selection of highly acclaimed concerts available to North American music fans,” said Salim Mukaddam, Head of Radio, BBC Worldwide.
“The BBC archives are rich with some of the best performances of our generation from legendary artists to the rising stars of today, and we are delighted to deliver these performances to SiriusXM subscribers,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We know the fans of BBC are passionate and loyal, and as we promised, we will deliver these special concert performances across several of our channels. This is a valuable part of our continued relationship with BBC Worldwide.”
BBC Radio 1 is available on SiriusXM Internet Radio and on smartphones and mobile devices. In addition to being available online, BBC Radio 1 programming is broadcast on satellite radio at various times throughout the year coinciding with major events in BBC Radio 1′s programming schedule.
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