Sirius XM Brings BBC Radio 1 Back, But Online Only
August 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM (PT)
After a public campaign against its move to drop BBC RADIO 1 from its lineup, SIRIUS XM RADIO has announced that it will bring back the Top 40 station in its five-hour-delayed form on FRIDAY (8/19) at 5p (ET), but only to its SIRIUSXM INTERNET RADIO online service. The programming will stream as part of SIRIUS XM's subscription online package and will also air on the satellite service for major events.
The move isn't impressing fans who formed the "Get BBC RADIO 1 Back On SIRIUS XM" Facebook page, who noted that the move, while a "step in the right direction," merely adds RADIO 1 online in a paid form while the station is already available for free online anyway.