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Sirius XM Saved From Bankruptcy

by @ Tuesday, February 17th, 2009. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

It looks like a last minute loan from the owner of DirecTv has prevented what seemed to be an inevitable Chapter 11 filing:
Liberty Media has agreed to loan Sirius XM Radio $530 million to help save the satellite radio provider from bankruptcy.
Liberty Media, which owns DirecTV, and Sirius said in a news release that the [...]

Sirius XM Headed To Bankruptcy Court ?

by @ Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

It’s looking like the merger didn’t solve all the problems in the satellite radio business:
Sirius XM Satellite Radio has been working with advisers to prepare for a possible bankruptcy filing in a move that could put pressure on the satellite company EchoStar, which owns a substantial amount of the company’s debt.
Sirius has been working with [...]

Checking Out The New Sirius XM

by @ Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Filed under Satellite Radio, Technology

Now that the merger is official Sirius and XM are moving quickly to merge their services, and that started today with a totally new channel lineup for both services:
When Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers turned on their radios on Wednesday morning (Nov. 12) they were greeted by a message that their channels were being updated. [...]

Well, That Took Long Enough

by @ Saturday, July 26th, 2008. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

After 18 months, the FCC has finally approved the XM/Sirius merger:
The government has approved the long-delayed merger of the nation’s only satellite radio companies, combining Sirius and XM into a single entity with 18 million subscribers.
The decision last night came almost a year and a half after the companies first proposed joining. Based on yesterday’s [...]

XM/Sirius Merger Moves One Step Closer

by @ Monday, June 16th, 2008. Filed under Satellite Radio, Technology

It’s been long enough, but it looks like the merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio may finally go forward:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The proposed merger of the nation’s two satellite radio broadcasters, bogged down in the regulatory process for over a year, has cleared a major hurdle with Federal Communications Commission chief recommending approval of [...]

Chris Core Returns To The Air

by @ Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008. Filed under In The News, Media, Politics, Satellite Radio

At the end of a blog post about the Presidential race, Chris Core shares this tidbit:
Starting on April 17th, I will be a host on XM’s POTUS ‘08 (Channel 130).  POTUS ‘08 is politically neutral, unbiased, commercial-free presidential campaign news 24/7. On the 17th, and through the 28th I will be on from 11 am-1 [...]

XM-Sirius Merger Passes A Major Test

by @ Monday, March 24th, 2008. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

The Department of Justice has given the okay to the long-pending planned merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The U.S. Justice Department approved the merger between satellite radio companies Sirius and XM Monday, more than a year after the two companies first announced their deal.
In its decision, the Department [...]

XM/Sirius Merger Approved By Shareholders

by @ Tuesday, November 13th, 2007. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

While the bureaucrats at the FCC and FTC, not to mention Congress, have yet to rule on the issue, the shareholders of both XM Satellite Radio and competitor Sirius have approved the merger that was announced earlier this year:
NEW YORK — Shareholders approved a deal Tuesday to allow Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. to acquire its [...]

It Turns Out There Is Competition After All

by @ Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

As the XM-Sirius merger slogs it’s way through the regulatory process, the Washington Post reports that satellite radio is facing competition from a new source:
When Hyundai introduces its still-unnamed premium sports sedan for 2008, it will arrive with a built-in feature that most other new cars won’t have: high-definition radio.
Over the past few months, high-definition [...]

Your Own Personal Satellite Radio Network

by @ Wednesday, March 14th, 2007. Filed under Satellite Radio, Technology

A new startup debuted today that promises to deliver personalized satellite radio:
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A new service is taking personal taste in music to another level by combining elements of Internet radio, portable music and satellite distribution.
A startup led by a team of veterans in the digital music arena seeks to offer “personal radio” [...]

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