SiriusXM Launches 'SiriusXM Insight' Channel
January 6, 2015 at 8:14 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM has launched SIRIUSXM INSIGHT, a channel offering listeners "inspiring ideas and intelligent conversation with an edge."
The channel will feature shows with brands including the ASPEN INSTITUTE, THE DAILY BEAST, and TECHCRUNCH as well as a variety of hosts from wide-ranging backgrounds, including three stand-up comedians -- PETE DOMINIC, JOHN FUGELSANG and DEAN OBEIDALLAH.
Also joining the lineup are well-known experts NEIL deGRASSE TYSON, astrophysicist, Director of the HAYDEN PLANETARIUM, and popularizer of science; author, Libertarian, activist and HARVARD LAW professor Emeritus ALAN DERSHOWITZ; PULITZER PRIZE-winning AFRICAN-AMERICAN journalist, professor, and publisher, KAREN HUNTER; center-right political commentator and gay rights activist,MARGARET HOOVER; and transcendental meditation expert and Executive Director of the DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION, BOB ROTH.
“SIRIUSXM INSIGHT is like the cocktail party after the seminar -- the topics are lively and the discussion is loose, engaging and unpredictable,” said SIRIUSXM President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. “INSIGHT is a fresh alternative to public interest radio, giving listeners a new kind of intelligent discourse jam-packed with exciting programs and intelligent topics that affect all of our lives. Not over-scripted, over-produced or over-rehearsed, the lineup of shows, and the additional content we will continue to add, will make SIRIUSXM INSIGHT the go-to destination for people of all ages looking to find talk programs with curious, passionate and entertaining hosts covering a variety of issues.”
The new channel will launch MONDAY, JANUARY 12th, at 9a (ET) on SIRIUSXM channel 121. The inaugural program will be “Stand Up! With PETE DOMINICK,” in recognition of DOMINICK’s role in inspiring the creation of the channel.
“I’m proud to work for a company that encourages us to take our ideas and create something real with them, and that’s what we did with SIRIUSXM INSIGHT,” said DOMINICK. “This new channel will bring listeners real diversity in programming from voices that are not typically heard and delivered with vitality and passion.”
"I'm thrilled that the ASPEN INSTITUTE is partnering with SIRIUSXM to launch the INSIGHT channel,” said ASPEN INSTITUTE President/CEO WALTER ISAACSON. “SIRIUSXM has been a valuable disruptor to radio. With INSIGHT, they continue to innovate by answering the call for smart, ideas-driven dialogue.”