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Steve
01-10-2007, 11:08 PM
Should Sirius and XM merge into one company? Would that be in the best interests of consumers?

What's your view?

Sirius-XM merger makes sense (http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/10/news/companies/sirius/index.htm?postversion=2007011017) - The chief executive officer of Sirius Satellite Radio told investors Wednesday that he would be open to a combination with his company's top rival, XM Satellite Radio.

Mel Karmazin, speaking at Citigroup's annual entertainment, media and telecommunications conference in Las Vegas, said that a merger between Sirius (Charts) and XM (Charts) could be in the best interests of both companies.

"One way you can create shareholder value is through consolidation, particularly in a fragmented industry like radio," he said. "Conceptually a deal makes sense and you could add value from synergies."


http://i.cnn.net/money/2007/01/10/news/companies/sirius/howard_stern_sirius.03.jpg

maelawncare
01-10-2007, 11:36 PM
i like the idea. as theres some shows on both that i like. only problem i see. is rates will probably double. cause you wont have a choice.

tiedeman
01-11-2007, 01:39 AM
I think that satellite radios are coming to an end. With all the new cars on the market with IPOD adaptor hook ups, there is no place left for the competition

maelawncare
01-11-2007, 01:27 PM
i dont even use my ipod hook up. most radios play new songs. and i dont pay for the songs on my ipod anyways. so i need to figure out the new ones, and i do that listening to the radio.