New 24/7 channel to feature live daily shows, unparalleled access to Hollywood’s most creative minds and fascinating stars and the latest on all things pop culture
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Entertainment Weekly announced today that it will launch Entertainment Weekly Radio, a new 24/7 channel dedicated to the best (and worst) of entertainment, on Tuesday, May 28 on channel 105.
The channel, which will feature the latest in pop culture news, reviews, insider scoops and interviews with Hollywood’s most creative minds and fascinating stars, will kick off with a “Town Hall” special with film and Broadway superstar Hugh Jackman. Jess Cagle, the Editor of Entertainment Weekly, will moderate the “Town Hall” special with Jackman answering a variety of questions from the studio audience about his career, including this summer’s movie The Wolverine. The “Town Hall” will air on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 am ET via satellite on Entertainment Weekly Radio, channel 105, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
Entertainment Weekly, one of the leading entertainment magazines and websites, will be putting microphones in front of many of its top editors and writers who, with their trusted sharp and insightful opinions, and humorous sensibilities will provide SiriusXM listeners access to first-hand and behind-the-scenes accounts of the best and worst in movies, TV, music, books and more.
Entertainment Weekly Radio, the ultimate destination for pop culture news and talk, movies, TV, music books and more, will feature live, original shows hosted by Entertainment Weekly and EW.com editors and contributors featuring breaking entertainment news, opinions, interviews, and more, as well as in-depth coverage of the biggest entertainment events of the year.
“Entertainment Weekly Radio will soon become the leading destination for lively and compelling entertainment reporting,” said Jess Cagle, Editor, Entertainment Weekly. “With our 24/7 SiriusXM channel, EW’s expertise and spot-on assessment of entertainment news and pop culture will be available to the millions of SiriusXM subscribers everywhere they go. Having Hugh Jackman join us to launch the channel is as much of a thrill for all of us at EW as it will be for listeners.”
“We are excited to kick off the launch of Entertainment Weekly Radio with the triple threat of Entertainment Weekly, Hugh Jackman and SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer. “The ‘Town Hall’ event with Hugh kicks off a channel that will become indispensable to those who want to know what to read, see, play and enjoy in pop culture today, and, possibly more importantly, what to avoid. It will keep our listeners entertained and savvy, and completely in the know about the world of entertainment around them.”