SiriusXM expands live college sports broadcasts, will air 60 games over opening weekend

SiriusXM announces new partnership with IMG and Learfield, expanded coverage of college sports games and broadcasts on the SiriusXM app and satellite radios.

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SiriusXM Editor
August 29, 2016

SiriusXM College Sports Nation.

College football season begins in earnest this weekend and SiriusXM has great news for the tailgater in your life. SiriusXM Sports has expanded its college sports coverage with a new broadcasting agreement with Learfield and IMG, the five-year deal offers both streaming and satellite broadcast rights. SiriusXM will be broadcasting 60 matchups over the opening weekend of college football season, September 1-5. Additionally, that means more college football games for you all season long and no matter where you are. In the car, at the desk, or on the app, you’ll be able to take advantage of SiriusXM’s packed schedule of college football.

Coverage includes games from conferences across the country – including the ACC, AAC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East and Pac-12. SiriusXM, which currently airs more live college play-by-play than any other broadcaster, will also be able to augment the number of broadcast feeds it carries for games airing on the app, giving listeners access to both home and visiting team broadcasts in many cases, and allowing fans to hear their announcers more often throughout the season. And Notre Dame, Texas and USC games aren’t going anywhere, those teams have been available on both the app and on satellite radio since 2012 and will stay right there. In addition, SEC games for football and basketball still will be airing on satellite radio.

“We’re very pleased to extend our agreements with Learfield and IMG, who have extraordinarily extensive portfolios of colleges and universities, to further enhance what college sports fans get with SiriusXM,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “The SiriusXM app continues to get bigger and better, with more live games and more options for fans who want to follow their favorite teams from anywhere. It supplements our robust lineup of games and talk on satellite radios, and continues to make SiriusXM an outstanding medium for college sports fans to connect with their teams.”

For opening week of the 2016 college football season, SiriusXM will air 60 live games September 1-5, featuring every team from the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Listeners will have access to the weekend’s marquee matchups, including LSU vs. Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson vs. Auburn, Oklahoma vs. Houston, Georgia vs. North Carolina, Kansas State vs. Stanford, UCLA vs. Texas A&M, and many more. To find our entire schedule for college football’s opening weekend head here.

In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 84 on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM app and at offers the most extensive college football coverage available on radio with daily news and analysis of teams and conferences around the country.

For the latest college sports news and updates, head to SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation (Ch. 84)