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SIRIUS XM Radio (Merger Mania) Now that the FCC has "approved" the merger, discuss all the aspects of it and the newly formed company.

 
 
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Rumor: Merged Sirius-XM channel lineup to debut in weeks

Some reading I've been doing this morning!
http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/ru...-in-weeks.html
http://xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=95017&start=105

This takes me back to a conversation I had with Mike "Big Daddy" Abrams, a program director on XM, when merger talk was starting to heat up (which by the way I talked to him last week, and he's no longer part of the company) where he said we shouldn't panic, and the channels are just names. He less than subtly hinted that the new merged music choices would feature 2 channels for each genre, one that's strictly hits, and one that goes deeper in the playlists. (At that time he also said his job was secure there....umm... hehe)

I don't know logistically how this would work, especially now with it out there that both services could be carrying the exact same music channels. Perhaps they bring in new subscribers with a lower set of choices (still more choices than fm), then keep them as they start expanding out into uncharted territory once they have the inoperable radios, thus more bandwidth? That of course effectively screws those of us that have been subscribers for a VERY long time.
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