SiriusXM and ESPN are teaming up to deliver an exclusive 24/7 college sports channel that will give fans the most comprehensive and in-depth college sports coverage available.
ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (Ch. 84) debuted on Thursday, Aug. 31, and is available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers via radios, the SiriusXM app and on connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices and Sony PlayStation.
ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM combines college sports hosts and analysts from both companies. It will continue to feature SiriusXM’s long-running daily college sports programs The First Team (weekdays, 7-10 am ET), Full Ride (weekdays, 10 am-1 pm ET), Playbook (weekdays, 1-4 pm ET) and Off Campus (weekdays, 4-7 pm ET), as well as the weekend shows College Sports Sunday and College Football Sunday.
SiriusXM hosts and analysts on the channel include Greg McElroy, Rick Neuheisel, Steve Spurrier, Phil Savage, Jonathan Vilma, Ryan Leaf, James Laurinaitis, A.J. Hawk, Danny Kanell, and many more.
“ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM showcases an extraordinary team of hosts and analysts from both SiriusXM and ESPN and fans can get it virtually anywhere – in the car, at home, or on the go,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “This is an exciting expansion of our longstanding broadcast agreement, which continues to give our subscribers access to ESPN’s top notch array of programming and platforms on ESPN Radio, ESPN Xtra and now ESPNU Radio.”
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit and college basketball analyst Jay Bilas will appear weekly on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM throughout their respective seasons. Other high profile ESPN commentators and analysts will also be heard regularly on the channel.
ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM will simulcast ESPN shows including the popular College Gameday live each Saturday morning during the college football season, the College Football Top 25 Show, College Football Live Daily, College Basketball Gameday and others. The channel will also broadcast some of the year’s biggest college sporting events live, including the College Football Playoff Semifinal and National Championship games, which will also air on ESPN Radio, Ch. 80.
On top of that, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM will live on location from select College Gameday destinations, and special events including the College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship. The channel will also be the exclusive home for the first run of several ESPN college sports podcasts including those hosted by Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons, Jay Bilas, Dan Dakich and Seth Greenberg.
ESPN and SiriusXM have also signed a five-year extension of their comprehensive content distribution agreement. SiriusXM subscribers will continue to hear the ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio channels, as well as the exclusive ESPN Xtra channel and more.
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