Sirius Drops BBC Radio 1
August 10, 2011 at 1:36 PM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO has dropped Top 40 BBC RADIO 1 from its lineup. The station had been airing on a 5-hour delay on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO since 2005.
BBC WORLDWIDE issued a statement saying, "The BBC’s commercial arm BBC WORLDWIDE has been in partnership with SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO to broadcast RADIO 1 on their main network, since 2005. This agreement has now unfortunately come to an end and BBC WORLDWIDE are in current discussions with the satellite radio station to find ways to continue to bring popular music channel, BBC RADIO 1, to the US audience. We will keep you posted."