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(A few)More XM/Sirius merger detail

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Del_B_Vista, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    A WaPo story with a few more details on the merger.

  2. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Basically, it's going to be like DirecTV.
    A basic package of music, news and sports talk will cost $9 or $10.
    A sports package of MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, CFB, CBB will vary, say $10 for the whole thing or cherry pick for a few bucks each.
    Expanded music and talk for an extra $5.
    The whole enchilada will be a little under $25 (since a combined XM/Sirius sub would cost $26).
    The WP had a great story earlier this week about how (if the merger is OKed) the new company would not be able to add any extra channels since each system is maxed out now.
  3. rallen13

    rallen13 Member

    Wonder how severe the subscriber hit will be in the face of the the doubled-up price. I was about to go at $12.95, but I'm not so sure about $25.
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I spend enough time with it that, for me, I'd just have to say damn the cost. I'm taking what they have.
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    F em.
    Either the FCC makes sure they offer the combined service at the current price or deny the merger. Period.
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