BBC Radio 1, a long-time channel on SiriusXM but removed during a fairly recent channel re-alignment, will be available to its listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio beginning 8/19 at 5:00 pm ET as part of a new multi-platform deal with the BBC that brings subscribers additional concert performances from the BBC vault.
BBC Radio 1 will be time-shifted by five hours so Americans can enjoy the channel’s lineup as it was intended, with Chris Moyles in the morning, Scott Mills in the afternoon, and Pete Tong on Friday nights.
In addition to being available online, BBC Radio 1 programming will be back on satellite radio at various times throughout the year coinciding with major events in its programming schedule.
“BBC Radio 1 has built a loyal and passionate following across North America. We’re delighted that we are able to continue and extend our relationship with SiriusXM, to bring BBC Radio 1 and our catalog of classic BBC concerts to the North American audience,” said Salim Mukaddam, Head of Radio, BBC Worldwide.
BBC Radio 1 is the U.K.’s music station that plays the best new music, live studio sessions, concerts and music news. The channel also features interviews with a distinctive British flair, extensive coverage of music events from around the world and exclusive live performances by some of the biggest artists on the international scene.