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FCC approves XM-Sirius merger

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    3 in favor, 2 against.

    http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/25/technology/sirius_xm_approval.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008072520#TOP&eref=rss_topstories

    The satellite providers settled the radio industry's complaints by agreeing to pay $19.7 million to the U.S. Treasury for violations related to radio receivers and ground-based signal repeaters.
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I haven't been this shocked since a bear shit in the woods.
     
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Or they appointed another Catholic to the position of Pope.
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    No word on when the merger will take effect (as in when subscribers will be able to receive both sets of programming), unless I just missed it.
     
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    So what? You still have lots of free radio options out there. Let the satellite companies do whatever they want. If they survive, great. If not, well a lot of good people lose some jobs. But this idea that they have a monopoly is ridiculous.
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    You'll need new hardware for that. If I remember right, you'd have to choose one main service and then pick and choose from the other service's unique programming. If I could keep Sirius' music and add MLB coverage, I'd be all set.
     
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Dear XM,

    Just let me add the NFL and CFL from Sirius and I think we'll be good to go.
     
  8. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    About friggin time. It's embarrassing our government dragged this out for so long. How could this have possibly been bad for consumers?
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

     
  10. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Dear XM,

    Just let me add the SEC and Big 12 schools that don't broadcast on Sirius in the fall, and I'll be good.
     
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Dear dargan:

    All the SEC schools have moved to XM for this year.
     
  12. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Dear XM: Let me get the NFL from Sirius, keep Opie and Anthony on the air and I'm good. Thanks.
     
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