Fox News, SiriusXM Set Launch Date for Partner News Channel
'Fox News Headlines 24/7' will hit airwaves Oct. 5, kicked off by Fox News' Shepard Smith and Bill Hemmer.
Fox News and SiriusXM's upcoming collaborative radio news channel Fox News Headlines 24/7 will launch on Oct. 5, it was announced Wednesday.
The new channel will broadcast live from Fox News' Manhattan headquarters and offer SiriusXM listeners breaking news on business, politics, entertainment, sports and other areas of coverage in real-time.
Jay Wallace, senior vp news at Fox News, will oversee Fox News Headlines 24/7, and the network's anchors Shepard Smith and Bill Hemmer will host during its opening weeks (both will be replaced in the weeks following the channel's initial launch).
"Our goal is to continuously deliver original breaking news product to our viewers," Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement. "This up-to-the-minute national breaking news channel, combined with SiriusXM’s reach, is a natural partnership and extension for the FOX News brand."
SiriusXM president Scott Greenstein added, "Fox News Headlines 24/7 is unlike any national news experience you’ll find on radio. The news never stops, and now SiriusXM listeners can have the very latest information at their fingertips — everything from Hollywood to Wall Street to Main Street — refreshed every 15 minutes, 24/7, 365 days a year. We're thrilled to collaborate with Fox News to deliver this unique experience to SiriusXM subscribers around the country."
Fox News Headlines 24/7 will broadcast on channel 115 beginning at 6 a.m. ET when it launches for SiriusXM subscribers.