SiriusXM announced today that it will expand its extensive and industry-leading lineup of commercial-free music channels with the launch of two channels: Turbo and PopRocks. These full-time music channels will launch on August 17 on SiriusXM’s satellite platform available to more than 32 million subscribers.
First incubated online on SiriusXM’s streaming platform, Turbo and newcomer PopRocks will be curated by SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed music programming team. Turbo (channel 41) showcases hard rock from the 1990s and early 2000s from artists such as Linkin Park, Korn, Papa Roach, Godsmack, System Of A Down, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit and Disturbed. PopRocks (channel 17) will present pop rock from the ’90s and 2000s, including The Killers, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, No Doubt and Matchbox 20.
These new channels are the latest examples of SiriusXM developing and introducing unique audio formats not heard on traditional radio. Formats originated and unique to SiriusXM include The Coffee House (singer-songwriter and acoustic versions); Lithium (grunge rock and ’90s alternative); Chill (downtempo electronic and deep house); Pop2k (pop hits from the 2000s); Y2Kountry (country hits from the 2000s); and FLY (hip-hop and R&B from ‘the 90s and 2000s).
SiriusXM continues to incubate new music channels on its online streaming platform, including The Emo Project (emo, screamo and pop punk) and Indie 1.0 (first generation of Indie Rock), which launches online on August 17.
“Our diverse lineup of commercial-free music channels continues to evolve to match the ever-changing tastes of our subscribers. We received tremendous feedback about our Turbo channel when it was available online and we are thrilled to introduce PopRocks to SiriusXM listeners across North America,” said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM.