Sirius

  • XM-Sirius in a post-DoJ world: Still needs FCC approval, NAB still complaining

    [photopress:xmsir0325.jpg,full,right] The Justice Department gave its blessing to the XM-Sirius merger yesterday. Now we wait for the FCC to weigh in, most likely siding with Justice in giving the merger the OK. Maybe they’ll throw up a few last minute hurdles—please demonstrate how this merger helps the consumer and not just your bottom line, for example—but most analysts… Read More

  • XM-Sirius merger approved

    XM-Sirius merger approved

    The Justice Department has approved the $5 billion merger between Sirius and XM. No news on when the merger will officially happen, but you might want to start your petitions to keep your favorite channels intact right about now. CG’s XM/Sirius coverage Read More

  • XM-Sirius decision this month says ranking member of Senate Judiciary Committee

    [photopress:arlenxm.jpg,full,center] A decision, one way or the other, on the proposed XM-Sirus merger should be reached by the end of the month. So says Sen. Arlen Spector, the ranking [Republican] member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Pat Leahy is the chairman of the committee, it should be noted.) He made an appearance on the Howard Stern Show earlier today and tried to explain why no… Read More

  • Sirius launches Client 9 Radio: Scandal talk central

    [photopress:client9radio.jpg,full,center] Classy, Sirius. Real classy. Sirius Satellite Radio today will launch Client 9 Radio, channel 126, a talk radio-format channel that will “explore the breaking news, facts, fallout, psychology, and implications of the scandal.” Surely you know to what Client 9 refers? Orbitcast reports that, in addition to covering the Spitzer scandal, the… Read More

  • XM, Sirius extend merger deadline by two months

    [photopress:melk.jpg,full,center] It’s been more than a year since the proposed XM-Sirius merger was announced and we’re no closer now to a combined company than we were then. But there’s hope… maybe! Actually, XM and Sirius just extended the deadline by two months for the deal to go through (or not). Now the satellite radio companies have given the Feds till May 1 for the… Read More

  • ClearChannel begs gov't to help it keep making money by stopping sattelite radio

    [photopress:wowcc.jpg,full,center] Wow ClearChannel has been working behind the scenes in a rather unsavory way to prevent the XM-Sirius merger from happening. I know ClearChannel is “evil” because it killed local radio years ago (I ask, who still listens to local radio, and why?), but its reliance on the government to protect its business is silly. Since when was it the… Read More

  • Claim: 'Drama' building around XM-Sirius merger tonight

    [photopress:xmsiren.gif,full,right] Something’s afoot regarding the XM-Sirius merger tonight. Drudge has a sly little note on the left-hand column that reads: “Approved or Denied? Drama Builds Around Sirius-XM Merger… Developing…” The proposed merger was announced nearly one year ago on February 17, 2007 and has developed into one of the most annoying stories… Read More

  • Why hasn't the XM-Sirius merger been approved yet?

    Why hasn't the XM-Sirius merger been approved yet?

    What happened to the XM-Sirius merger? Announced last February, the merger appears to have hit a snag. We sat through all of December with little hints here and there—sources say an announcement will be made later today, sources say the FCC is just crossing T’s and dotting I’s—but now we’re left wondering what’s going on. Some attribute the delay to the… Read More

  • Portable Sirius Stilleto 10 receiver for $50 (and a merger update)

    Portable Sirius Stilleto 10 receiver for $50 (and a merger update)

    If you’ve been thinking about making the satellite radio plunge (and have your heart set on Sirius), today’s the day to whip out your credit card. Today (and today only, according to an e-mail I received a little while ago) you can grab a Stiletto 10 for $50, a full $100 off the regular price, with the purchase of a subscription. The portable Stiletto 10 doesn’t have some of the… Read More

  • XM-Sirius merger could gets thumbs-up from DoJ today

    XM-Sirius merger could gets thumbs-up from DoJ today

    The XM-Sirius merger, yet another story that refuses to go away. Whoops—it might go away today, actually. A recent Bear Sterns report suggests that the Department of Justice may give the merger its blessing as early as today. Once the DoJ gives the go-ahead, it’s largely expected that the FCC will do the same. So break out the popcorn and keep your eyes and ears open for any merger… Read More

 
  • XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    Yes, the painfully original XM-Sirius “logo” strikes again Judging by a number posts from earlier in the year, I can tell that a few of you are fans of, or at least followers of, of satellite radio. It may interest you to know that today is the day when shareholders of both XM and Sirius vote the proposed merger up or down. It’s expected that both groups will give the merger the… Read More

  • Todays Takeover Rumor Bought to You By Google And Sirius

    Todays Takeover Rumor Bought to You By Google And Sirius

    The Motley Fool is running a story on a rumor that Google is considering a takeover offer for US Satellite Radio provider Sirius. The merger between Sirius and XM has yet to be approved by Federal Regulators and hence Sirius would become a takeover target if the merger failed. Google is still seeking more inventory for its Adsense for Radio program; hence buying Sirius would provide it with its… Read More

  • Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Hun dee durr thar partner! I was juss crackin’ open a can of Milwaukee’s Best and saw that yer a NASCAR fan yerself! Ya know that high-tech satellite radio crap? The one that’s a “play on words” as they call it. Surious! That’s it! Yeah, well I reckon I heard some news ’bout a new NASCAR show a’comin and it done be good. Supposed to debut… Read More

  • miDock Portfolio For Sirius Stiletto Due In October

    miDock Portfolio For Sirius Stiletto Due In October

    Polk Audio’s miDock Portfolio has been relatively successful as an iPod accessory — pretty good sound, pretty good value, pretty good looking — so Sirius Stiletto owners may be happy to hear that they’ll be able to get their own version in October for around $130. Read More

  • Sonos Can Now Stream Sirius

    Sonos Can Now Stream Sirius

    Sonos, makers of everybody’s favorite way to stream music throughout your house, has announced a partnership with Sirius. The deal: Beginning today, if you’ve got Sonos’ Zoneplayer hardware, you can download software that lets you stream 80 channels of the satellite stuff–including Howard Stern and the NFL. It’ll be free for 30 days, after which point it’ll ring… Read More

  • XpressRC From XM Pumps Out The Tunes

    XpressRC From XM Pumps Out The Tunes

    XM is heating up the competition for portable satellite radio players by offering a new player called XpressRC. Delphi will be manufacturing the player itself and the offerings aren’t too shabby at all. You’ll find it has a split screen so you can have your favorites stations to choose from as well as your current song information displayed at the same time. The XpressRC will also have… Read More

  • XM and Sirius To Offer Cheap Al A Carte Offerings

    XM and Sirius To Offer Cheap Al A Carte Offerings

    Not a ton of info here, but apparently if this XM-Sirius merger actually goes through, you’ll be able to get your satellite radio on for cheap. Both companies plan to offer a low-cost $6.99 package that nets you 50 channels, as well as a $16.99 deal that would offer the best from both worlds. You’ll also be able to add and remove channels as you see fit. Sounds like a win for… Read More

  • Sirius Live Earth Feed Came From XM

    Sirius Live Earth Feed Came From XM

    For anyone who thought that merging XM and Sirius together would be a royal pain in the ass, this is the proof that it’ll be as easy as Kevin Bacon landing a role in a crappy flick. Seems XM was set up with over 60 crew members at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and London for Live Earth. The crew taped all the music and conducted several interviews which were then broadcast… Read More

  • Frank Sinatra To Host Sirius Show

    Frank Sinatra To Host Sirius Show

    Looks like Frankie is being raised from the dead. Sirius is debuting a new weekly program called “The Chairman’s Hour” that will be hosted by Old Blue Eyes himself. Producers have meticulously collected tons of clips of Sinatra speaking and will produce a show in which Frank plays some of his tunes and talks about his work as a musician. Through the use of… Read More

  • Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Looks like Sirius and Volkswagen have successfully completed a deal that will make Sirius Satellite Radio standard in select VWs from 2008 to 2012. The Touareg 2, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, GTI, and GLI models will all have Sirius included standard, though you’ll still have to shell out the monthly bucks for a subscription to the service. Thankfully, VW includes a 3-month… Read More