- Sep 14, 2003
The chairman was the swingvoteI agree it bodes well. but it is also misleading. The cahirman is leaving the country. it would be hard t get a full vote of the commission till next month. This title (though not the article) makes it look like approval has already occurred.
Changed title to reflect that it hasnt happened yet. This is very good news. I wonder how much stock prices will go up once this news hits wall street.
Funny, the story I read earlier had more details , and stated all the concessions, Al a carte, price freeze, crossover packages and allowing recievers to "open" up for other companies to make them. The story I just read left most of that out. It also talked about 24 stations put aside for some programming. I read in another story if you want crossover programming will need a "next generation" reciever. I was also surprised out the sub numbers 9 mill for XM and 8.3 for siruis. I had Siruis for over 3 years and hardly know anyone who has it. Of course now new Autos have them buit in with a few months to a year for free, which could inflate the numbers a bit. Great news when aproved, My Wife is has been wanting to switch to XM, But I like the siruis stations a bit more. I have held off because of the merger.This will solve our problem.
I'm convinced the consumer will be screwed by this in the logn run.
how so?I'm convinced the consumer will be screwed by this in the logn run.
do you have documented statistics indicating the number of Sirius subs that listen to Howrad Stern? If not, then you can't say with any certainty how many listeners he has.No way he has 8 million listeners. Most radio subscriptions I think are probably with new car purchases. So say I buy I car and it comes with XM... I decided to subscribe and keep it.
The NAB has to have a legal reason to stop this. This is not similar to the passage of a Bill on congrerss where lobbying efforts can scuttle said Bills.Deal will not go through congress will stop it. NAB is to big and powerful. If congress does not stop it then the NAB will no longer give money to their favorite or barbed congressman