The program comes as part of a new multi-platform agreement with the BBC that brings subscribers additional concert performances from the BBC vault.
BBC Radio 1 will be time-shifted by 5 hours so Americans can enjoy the channel’s lineup with Chris Moyles in the morning, Scott Mills in the afternoon, and Pete Tong on Friday nights. The program will be available online and will also be broadcast on satellite radio at various times throughout the year depending on major BBC Radio 1’s events.
“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 catalogue of classic BBC concerts to the North American audience,” said Salim Mukaddam, Head of Radio, BBC Worldwide in a statement.
SiriusXM will also broadcast concerts from the extensive and wide-ranging BBC Radio archive, many of which are not commercially available with classic performances by Led Zeppelin, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Queen, The Cure and other music legends. The concerts will air on various SiriusXM music channels.