You certainly don't have to travel to Rio to enjoy the 2016 Olympics — a special satellite-transmitted channel will be launched by SiriusXM that will provide 24 hour coverage of the Rio Olympics to listeners throughout the US.
Included in this offering will be live, play-by-play coverage of Olympic events, including daily news, commentary and highlights from Rio Report and other programming.
SiriusXM channel 106 is the venue starting on August 5th through the closing ceremony on August 21st and will be presented in association with Westwood One in partnership with U.S. Olympic rights-holder NBCUniversal. Throughout Rio 2016, SiriusXM will highlight NBC Olympics' 6,755 hours of Summer Games coverage across the networks and digital platforms of NBCUniversal.
SiriusXM subscribers will gain access to broadcasts of men's and women's basketball games, including every game played by the Team USA Men, as well as women's and men's soccer, including every match featuring the Team USA Women. Listeners will also hear daily coverage of the Men's Golf competition, which is returning as an Olympic sport after a 112-year absence from the Games. All play-by-play broadcasts will be produced by Westwood One.
At 10:00 p.m. ET each night, SiriusXM listeners will hear Westwood One's Tonight in Rio, a two-hour wrap up show that will provide a comprehensive recap of that day at the Games. Listeners will also receive update reports from Rio every hour, courtesy of Westwood One. SiriusXM's Chris Spatola and Jim Noble will host a daily morning show, Rio Report, on channel 106 that will provide listeners with a brief recap of the previous night's results and a look ahead to upcoming events. Show times may shift occasionally to accommodate live event broadcasts.
Throughout the Games, the Rio Olympics Radio channel will also feature contributions from SiriusXM's experts from various sports who will provide analysis and reaction to key events.
- Rio Olympics Radio will feature a USA Basketball preview show hosted by U.S.A. Men's National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski leading up to his team taking the floor in Rio.
- SiriusXM FC host and former Rutgers coach Glenn Crooks, former U.S. Women's National Team member and Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner and U.S. National Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda will host pre- and post-game shows airing before and after every U.S. Women's Soccer game.
- SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts and former NBA players Jason Terry, Tim Legler, Brendan Haywood, Chris Spatola and Mark Morgan will host pre- and post-game shows before and after every U.S. Men's Basketball game.
On the SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel, golf historian Martin Davis will present a special that looks back at the history of golf in the Olympics, and World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw and Masters champion Craig Stadler will host new editions of their shows that will preview the Olympic Golf competition. On SiriusXM Rush, 1984 Olympic gold medal-winner Mark Breland and former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney will offer boxing analysis.