“FOX News Headlines 24/7” will provide SiriusXM listeners with around-the-clock original reporting on national news and real-time headlines from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, sports, social media and more
FOX News anchors Shepard Smith and Bill Hemmer to kick-off launch weeks
NEW YORK – September 30, 2015 – Today SiriusXM and FOX News announced that FOX News Headlines 24/7 will launch on October 5th. Broadcast live from FOX News headquarters in midtown Manhattan, the new channel will provide SiriusXM subscribers with real-time headlines on breaking news, national stories, politics, business, entertainment, sports, social media trends, and more. SiriusXM listeners can tune to channel 115 to get all the news they need for their day ahead – 24/7/365.
Whether they’re in their car, at work, or on-the-go, SiriusXM listeners will now have constant access to live around-the-clock news, as it happens, in 15 minute cycles. This innovative, first of its kind national news endeavor will be staffed by a committed team of FOX News journalists and contributors who will utilize the network’s vast resources across the FOX News platforms to report on what listeners need to know at home and around the globe. Overseen by FOX News Senior Vice President of News Jay Wallace, FOX News Headlines 24/7 will feature constantly updated segments on major news events, business, the latest sports scores and entertainment stories, as well as reports on what topics, personalities and memes are currently trending on major social media platforms.
FOX News anchors Shepard Smith and Bill Hemmer will welcome listeners in the channel’s opening weeks, bringing their trusted journalism backgrounds to SiriusXM listeners across the country. The first voice to be heard on the new channel will be that of Hemmer, co-anchor of FOX News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. He’ll kick off the day’s top news stories on FOX News Headlines 24/7 starting at 6:00 am ET. Shepard Smith, anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting and the network’s chief news anchor and managing editor for breaking news, will be on at 6:00 pm ET for an hour. Additional FOX News talent will replace Hemmer and Smith after the initial launch of the channel.
In commenting on the announcement, FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes said, “Our goal is to continuously deliver original breaking news product to our viewers. This up-to-the-minute national breaking news channel, combined with SiriusXM’s reach, is a natural partnership and extension for the FOX News brand.”
Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM, added, “FOX News Headlines 24/7 is unlike any national news experience you’ll find on radio. The news never stops, and now SiriusXM listeners can have the very latest information at their fingertips – everything from Hollywood to Wall Street to Main Street – refreshed every 15 minutes, 24/7, 365 days a year. We’re thrilled to collaborate with FOX News to deliver this unique experience to SiriusXM subscribers around the country.”
FOX News and SiriusXM already broadcast three dedicated satellite radio channels, including: FOX News Channel, featuring an audio simulcast of the most watched cable news network, on channel 114; an audio simulcast of FOX Business Network on channel 113; and FOX News Talk on channel 450, which offers opinion programming from popular FOX News personalities such as Brian Kilmeade, Alan Colmes, John Gibson and Tom Sullivan.
For more information and to try SiriusXM for 30 days, please visit siriusxm.com.
About FOX News
Owned by 21st Century Fox, FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, which encompasses FOX News Talk, and FOXNews.com. It also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for 13 years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 28.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
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