XM Satellite Radio can now say that they have the SEC covered...completely.
The satcaster, who is already â€œthe official satellite radio provider of the Southeastern Conference (SEC)â€, today announced that the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Florida, and Vanderbilt University will join XM's line-up of SEC sports starting fall 2008.
With the addition of these four schools, XM now broadcasts all 12 SEC institutions.
Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee joined XM in 2007. At the time, XM announced that South Carolina would come aboard in fall 2008. Florida was originally scheduled to join XM in fall 2009, but the Gators will come to XM one year earlier than announced.
XM announced that they have plans to carry every football game for all 12 SEC teams, as well as the majority of men's regular season basketball games. XM will also carry key women's basketball and baseball games during the regular season. XM is also the exclusive satellite radio home of SEC championship football, men's basketball, baseball and women's basketball games.
"We are so proud to welcome Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt to our lineup, allowing our listeners to now hear every team in the SEC on XM," said Eric Logan, executive vice president, programming, XM Satellite Radio. "These are four great institutions with outstanding sports programs and passionate fans. The SEC is one of the most important and competitive conferences in the nation, and through our partnership with the SEC, XM Radio brings hundreds of SEC games to fans living all over the country."
"Our relationship with XM Satellite Radio provides the opportunity to extend the SEC brand to an expanding national audience," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. "We are particularly pleased that all 12 SEC member institutions will now be participating in the conference-wide agreement. The extensive SEC programming available on XM will enable people to more closely follow their favorite SEC athletic programs."
.XM is the official satellite radio provider of the six BCS conferences: SEC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac-10.
SEC games can be heard live and nationwide on XM Radio's SEC channels (XM channels 199 - 201). XM has a special offer on XM radios for SEC fans at http://www.xmradio.com/sec.
Source: XM Satellite Radio
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