Clearlake Capital and Siris-Backed Constant Contact Names Software Industry Veterans Frank Vella and Michael Pellegrino as CEO and CFO

Cloud-based digital marketing leader Constant Contact, Inc, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Clearlake") and Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris"), today announced that Frank Vella has joined Constant Contact as CEO and Michael Pellegrino has joined as CFO. The appointments come after a $400 million growth equity investment by Clearlake and Siris funding Constant Contact's spin-out from Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. announced in February. "We are thrilled to welcome…

SiriusXM and NBA Expand Agreement to Offer Fans with Streaming Subscriptions Access to NBA Live-Game Audio

Subscribers with the SiriusXM Premier Streaming Package to get every NBA game plus 24/7 SiriusXM NBA Radio channel More fans to have access to official team broadcasts for all 30 NBA teams on the SiriusXM app and connected devices The National Basketball Association and SiriusXM have expanded their agreement to include additional streaming rights starting with the 2020-21 NBA season. The multi-year agreement will provide SiriusXM subscribers with the SiriusXM Premier Streaming Package access to live audio broadcasts for…

SiriusXM’s New SXM-7 Satellite, Built by Maxar and Launched Aboard A SpaceX Falcon 9, Performing Properly After Launch

SiriusXM's new 1300-class satellite will provide continuous and expanded delivery of its audio entertainment and information services across North America Maxar Technologies , a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the United States, and SpaceX, announced that the SXM-7 satellite was successfully launched and is performing properly. SXM-7, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite, was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

SiriusXM and 88rising Launch 88rising Radio, An All-Asian Artist Music Channel

First 24/7 radio channel in North America dedicated to showcasing Asian artists from around the world Daily programming will include interviews, performances, and music from the biggest Asian stars and emerging artists across Asia Full-time channel hosted by 88rising talent and founder Pandora to launch complementary 88rising Radio station SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company, announced the launch of 88rising Radio, the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available…

SportsGrid Radio Channel to Launch on SiriusXM January 7

SportsGrid Radio and SiriusXM announced that they are teaming up to launch the SportsGrid Radio Channel on SiriusXM on January 7, 2021. SiriusXM subscribers nationwide will have access to SportsGrid's real-time sports news, statistics, odds, and lines, along with live expert analysis.  The SportsGrid Radio channel will be available to SiriusXM subscribers 24 hours a day 7 days a week on SiriusXM radios (channel 204) in their cars or anywhere with the SiriusXM app.  SportsGrid Radio will be replacing the VSiN channel, which…

SiriusXM’s Beloved Holiday Channels Arrive Early to Spread Cheer Across the Airwaves

17 ad-free channels featuring a wide collection of music to celebrate the holiday season SiriusXM announced its extensive holiday music lineup featuring 17 ad-free channels including a new channel, Jolly Christmas, as well as the much-anticipated Holly and Holiday Traditions channels. 14 of the music channels are kicking off the holiday season and are available on the SiriusXM app now. SiriusXM's holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classic Christmas carols, holiday pop…

SiriusXM Completes Acquisition of Stitcher

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Stitcher and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers. With this acquisition, SiriusXM adds Stitcher, a longtime pioneer in podcasting, to its leading audio entertainment platform. Alongside Pandora, Simplecast, and AdsWizz, Stitcher strengthens SiriusXM's position in this fast-growing area. By combining Stitcher's leading programming and advertising networks with SiriusXM's existing…

Forrester Releases SiriusDecisions Planning Assumptions To Help B2B Leaders Accelerate Growth In 2021

Rethinking familiar approaches to selling and building anew will be critical to the B2B revenue engine To help B2B marketing, sales, and product leaders align priorities amid unpredictable market conditions, Forrester released Planning Assumptions 2021. As B2B executives build their annual plans for 2021, Forrester's SiriusDecisions Planning Assumptions will help leaders uncover key trends to prioritize their resources and investments in the year ahead. Marketing Technology News: Click4Advisor Launches Browser-based…

SiriusXM Announces Leadership Update

Jim Meyer to Retire as CEO on December 31, 2020 and Become Vice Chairman of the SiriusXM Board of Directors Jennifer C. Witz, President, Sales, Marketing and Operations, to Become CEO Entertainment Industry Veteran Sean S. Sullivan Appointed CFO SiriusXM announced that Chief Executive Officer, James E. Meyer, intends to retire on December 31, 2020. Upon Mr. Meyer's retirement, Jennifer C. Witz, President, Sales, Marketing and Operations, will become the Company's new Chief Executive Officer. Gregory B. Maffei,…

Jim Gaffigan Becomes First Comedian to Get His Own SiriusXM Pop-up Channel

The Jim Gaffigan Channel launches on SiriusXM's streaming platform Two new unreleased stand-up albums to premiere on the channel SiriusXM announced the launch of The Jim Gaffigan Channel, which features the prolific comedian's full stand-up library as well as two never-before-heard albums, interviews, and other rare material. The channel launched today on SiriusXM's streaming platform and will run through August 13. Known for his largely clean, sarcastic material about everyday life (food, fatherhood, and laziness)…

SiriusXM Appoints Entertainment Industry Executive, Jonelle Procope

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., the leading audio entertainment company in the US, announced the appointment of Jonelle Procope as a new independent member of its Board of Directors. Ms. Procope brings to the SiriusXM Board significant entertainment industry, legal and business experience. She serves as the President and CEO of the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates the Apollo Theater in New York. She is also an active member of many civic and community organizations in New York City.…

SiriusXM to Acquire Stitcher

Transaction will Combine the Leading Audio Entertainment Company in the U.S. with a Pioneer in Podcast Production, Distribution, and Ad Sales Acquisition will Create the Premier Full-Service Platform for Podcast Creators, Publishers, and Advertisers Stitcher Podcasts Include Freakonomics Radio, My Favorite Murder, How Did This Get Made?, SuperSoul Sunday from The Oprah Winfrey Network, Office Ladies, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Literally! with Rob Lowe, LeVar Burton Reads, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and WTF with Marc Maron…

SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management and Analytics Platform Simplecast

With SiriusXM AdTech Subsidiary AdsWizz, Acquisition Enables End-to-End Offering for Podcasters on One Platform, from Creation to Monetization SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Simplecast, a leading podcast management platform that enables podcasters to publish, manage, and measure their content.  The Simplecast solution, paired with the award-winning monetization platform of AdsWizz, the adtech subsidiary of SiriusXM, creates an end-to-end solution that enables creators to publish and generate revenue from their…

Classic NFL Tripleheader to Air Sundays on SiriusXM

Listeners can re-live "The Greatest Game Ever Played," "The Catch," and many more of the NFL's most memorable games and moments SiriusXM NFL Radio's "Ultimate Classic Sundays" kick off May 17 SiriusXM today announced that it will launch a new Ultimate Classic NFL Sunday series – rebroadcasting some of the greatest games in NFL history – each week on its 24/7 SiriusXM NFL Radio channel. Starting May 17 and airing Sundays through August, SiriusXM will present a tripleheader of NFL classics, re-aired in their entirety. …

Jonas Brothers to Answer Fan Questions in Virtual SiriusXM Hits 1 Celebrity Session

Audience to feature frontline healthcare workers and their families from across the country Celebrity Session to air on SiriusXM Hits 1 on Friday, May 15 as a part of SiriusXM's Stream Free offer to everyone and will coincide with Jonas Brothers' new single "X" featuring KAROL G SiriusXM announced that the Jonas Brothers will participate and answer fan questions in a virtual SiriusXM Hits 1 Celebrity Session hosted by The Morning Mash Up. The virtual Celebrity Session will feature the Jonas Brothers interacting with an…

New Research Revealed At Forrester’s SiriusDecisions Summit 2020 Shows Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating Modern B2B Buying Behavior

Environmental factors are forcing a reliance on digital interactions, with 42% of B2B purchases now being made online Rapidly evolving environmental factors due to the coronavirus pandemic are driving profound changes in the behaviors of B2B buyers. This poses a risk to all B2B organizations unless they adapt quickly and pivot their strategy to be more customer-centric and digital. To lead by example, Forrester transformed its flagship Summit 2020 into a four-day virtual event, which concluded earlier today. Attendance…

SiriusXM Teams Up With Calm to Launch ‘The Calm Channel’

The Calm Channel will feature soothing music and relaxing soundscapes to help create a peaceful state-of-mind Channel includes mini meditations, "Mindful Moments," to air four times daily Special channel will now be available as part of SiriusXM's Stream Free SiriusXM and Calm, the leading meditation and mindfulness app, announced today the launch of The Calm Channel, a new channel featuring soothing music, tranquil soundscapes and mindfulness meditations. The Calm Channel is available on channel 68, as well as any time on…

PTC named SiriusDecisions Program of the Year Winner for its ROI Engine in Partnership with 6sense, People.ai, and Drift

Digital transformation leader awarded for innovation and delivering significant results across the company’s revenue-generating functions PTC  has been recognized as a SiriusDecisions Program of the Year winner for the company's Revenue Orchestration and Intelligence Engine (ROI Engine) initiative, a collaborative effort involving 6sense, Drift, and People.ai. In order to provide best-in-class buying experiences, B2B companies today must have a holistic understanding of their customers’ digital journeys. As part of a…

SiriusIQ Announces Strategic Collaboration With RackWare, Enabling Rapid Adoption of Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

SiriusIQ, the leading Master Orchestration and Automation Platform for Digital Labor, announced a strategic collaboration with RackWare, a unique provider of highly automated, intelligent Hybrid Cloud Management that extends across physical and virtual environments. SiriusIQ has integrated and embedded RackWare within its Cloud Correct™ solution for rapid adoption of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Cloud Correct is the fastest path to move data and systems, providing organizations the ability to leverage the power and…

Taylor Swift to Launch Home DJ Series on SiriusXM Hits 1 Channel

SiriusXM announced that global superstar Taylor Swift will help launch a Home DJ series on SiriusXM's top pop channel SiriusXM Hits 1 starting on Friday, April 3. Hits 1 n chill, first in the Home DJ Series, includes Swift and will be followed by other pop stars, as they take over SiriusXM Hits 1 right from their homes. The stars will be playing the most requested hits and their favorite music, providing commentary and more to connect with their fans all across North America. Listeners will be able to hear upcoming Hits 1…