SIRIUS XM Radio Brings ABBA Radio Channel Back for a Limited 9-Day Encore

ABBA Radio will be available to XM subscribers for the first time

ABBA Radio will broadcast the ABBA song catalog, a new interview with Benny Andersson of ABBA plus celebrity guest deejays playing their favorite music by ABBA

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) is bringing back ABBA Radio, the exclusive 100% commercial-free music channel dedicated to international pop supergroup ABBA. The limited-run channel will return to SIRIUS channel 3 and will be broadcast for the first time on XM channel 31 starting Friday, December 12 at 6 pm through Saturday, December 20 at 11:59 pm ET.

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The ABBA Radio channel will broadcast ABBA music 24/7 and features all the hits originally performed by the group. The channel also broadcasts tracks from the soundtrack of MAMMA MIA! The Movie featuring two-time Academy Award(R)-winning actress Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth singing ABBA songs. In addition, SIRIUS XM listeners will also hear original cast recordings of the international hit stage musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!

For the channel re-launch, Benny Andersson of ABBA sat down for a new, never-before-heard interview with ABBA expert and music journalist Fred Bronson. SIRIUS XM listeners and ABBA fans will hear Andersson describe the headline-making moment when the four members of ABBA made their appearance at the premiere of MAMMA MIA! The Movie in Stockholm. Andersson will also discuss his cameo in the movie with Bjorn Ulvaeus as well as his opinion on Meryl Streep's singing performance.

In addition to broadcasting the original music of ABBA and the new interview with Benny Andersson, SIRIUS XM will air an encore broadcast of interviews with Andersson and his fellow ABBA member, Bjorn Ulvaeus. The two legendary songwriters will offer their unique insights into the many pop classics they wrote and ABBA's enduring legacy in music today.

ABBA Radio also features celebrity fans sharing their favorite ABBA music and personal stories, including stars from MAMMA MIA! The Movie Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski and Amanda Seyfried. SIRIUS XM listeners will also hear featured guest deejay sessions with Martha Stewart, singer Dionne Warwick, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Neil Sedaka, songwriter Desmond Child, Randy Jones of The Village People and many others.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the global phenomenon based on the songs of ABBA and the Broadway show. The film features timeless favorites such as "Dancing Queen," "I Have a Dream," "Voulez-Vous" and "Take a Chance on Me" woven into a tale of love, laughter and friendship. MAMMA MIA! The Movie will be released on DVD on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

ABBA Radio continues SIRIUS XM Radios' tradition of creating exclusive limited run artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. In addition to the current broadcast of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Led Zeppelin Radio and AC/DC Radio, SIRIUS XM has previously offered limited run channels such as Mandatory Metallica, Rolling Stones Radio, The Spectrum of John Mellencamp, The Who Channel, Radio R.E.M., Coldplay Nation, Neil Diamond Radio, Jay-Z Nation, Michael Jackson's XM Thriller, George Strait's Strait Country, Garth Brooks Radio, Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Radio and Duran Duran's Red Carpet Radio among many others.

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