Fox News, SiriusXM Ink Renewal
September 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM and FOX NEWS have inked an extension to their carriage agreement that will keep FOX NEWS CHANNEL on the satellite radio service through AUGUST 2019. The deal also adds a new FOX BUSINESS NETWORK audio channel to the lineup and FOX NEWS TALK, which has been off the SIRIUSXM channel lineup since JANUARY, to the SIRIUSXM INTERNET RADIO service, and FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS will also be heard on the internet service.
FOX NEWS Chairman/CEO ROGER AILES said, “Our viewers love the ability to keep the connection with FOX NEWS CHANNEL, even while they’re in the car with SIRIUSXM. This agreement not only ensures that will continue but expands it to our FOX BUSINESS NETWORK viewers and restores the FOX NEWS TALK channel to SIRIUSXM subscribers on their computers and smart phones. This is good for FOX NEWS, for SIRIUSXM and for the people we both work for, the American public.”
“We are very happy to be the exclusive audio provider of FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS NETWORK, and to be able to bring them to our subscribers, on satellite and for the first time through our streaming platform via our App and online, for many years to come,” said SIRIUSXM CEO JIM MEYER. “FOX NEWS is an undeniable force in news, and its personalities attract a large audience nationwide. Keeping its distinctive voice in our powerful program offering, and adding those of FOX BUSINESS and FOX NEWS Talk to our lineup of news channels, further expands their availability to a nation of listeners.”