Good news for British bands, hopefully...

BBC RADIO 1 is to be broadcast in the US.

The station has reached a deal with SIRIUS Satellite Radio which allows many Americans their first opportunity to hear the station.

Andy Parfitt, controller of Radio 1, said: “This is such an exciting development. Radio 1 already has a strong international reputation amongst music fans around the world, including the US. Now the station can be heard easily across America. With our commitment to great new UK music we hope that we can help British acts make inroads into the massive US music market.”

The show will be broadcast with a delay, so that the station can be heard as intended – ie, breakfast will go out in the mornings, local time. Broadcasts are due to start in the US later this summer.