Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 13-08-2013
beIN SPORT is teaming up with Sirius XM Radio to simulcast its live play-by-play commentary of the top football leagues in the world – including Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1 – nationwide on satellite radio.
The English-language feed of the TV coverage will be available on SiriusXM's dedicated soccer channel, SiriusXM FC (channel 94), and other SiriusXM play-by-play channels. Additionally, SiriusXM will broadcast Spanish-language beIN SPORT en Espanol on SiriusXM channel 158, starting 15 August.
Each week, listeners will hear multiple La Liga matches, including all matches featuring Real Madrid and Barcelona, multiple Serie A and Ligue 1 matches, as well as select matches from the Copa del Rey tournament and select World Cup qualifiers for CONMEBOL South American teams.
The Spanish feed will include exclusive club shows from Barca TV and Real Madrid TV as well as the network's most popular news and magazine shows including The Locker Room and The Express, as well as other international sports including Million Dollar horse racing from Dubai, European basketball and cycling and motorsports, like the FIM Superbike Championships.
France's Ligue 1 season began on 9 August, the La Liga season kicks off on 17 August, and the Serie A season begins on 24 August.
"We're thrilled to work with beIN SPORT to deliver our subscribers more of the world's best soccer and we're particularly pleased to make this programming available to our listeners in both English and Spanish," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's senior vice president of sports programming. "The addition of La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 play-by-play further enhances our already abundant soccer programming and gives our listeners direct access to the world's game through their satellite radios, handheld devices and online."