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Old 06-09-07, 10:13 AM   #1
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It's official the FCC has started the time clock for the Sirius/XM merger!

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...3496B47BB64%7D


http://www.fcc.gov/transaction/xm-sirius.html
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Old 06-09-07, 11:48 AM   #2
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even if they disapprove the merger they can still do things like a common receiver, etc to act as one company
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Old 06-09-07, 12:39 PM   #3
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Just to clarify, what happened was that the FCC started a 180 day period in which they have to (are supposed to) decide whether or not a merger is in the public interest.

This doesn't mean that the merger will happen, it doesn't mean that it won't happen. It just means that a decision will be made within 180 days.
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Old 06-09-07, 01:16 PM   #4
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Boy has that stock tanked. I bought a thousand shares just in case, but very doubtful.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:52 AM   #5
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Glad I bought a 1000 shares just in case.
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Old 09-06-07, 11:53 AM   #6
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Glad I bought a 1000 shares just in case.

We know.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:14 PM   #7
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what happened?
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Old 09-06-07, 12:15 PM   #8
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crap - if they do merge, wonder what channels will be kept and other axed.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:29 PM   #9
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what happened?
parrotheads4 bought a thousand shares.

Just in case.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:33 PM   #10
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I hope they merge since I chose Sirius, and then later my beloved UGA bulldogs signed with XM.
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Old 09-06-07, 12:52 PM   #11
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crap - if they do merge, wonder what channels will be kept and other axed.

As long as they keep Little Steven's Underground Garage (Sirius 25) I'll be happy!
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Old 09-06-07, 12:53 PM   #12
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crap - if they do merge, wonder what channels will be kept and other axed.
i think the idea is more along the lines of offering a la carte plans..
where you can either get a standard lineup.. or a sports lineup.. music lineup.. etc..
some dupes would go away.. but i doubt alot of unique channels would get axed
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Old 09-06-07, 12:54 PM   #13
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I hope The Bridge (Sirius 10), Raw Dog Comedy (Sirius 104), and Margaritaville (Sirius 31) survive.
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Old 09-06-07, 01:00 PM   #14
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If they drop O&A and Ron and Fez I'll cancel my sub.
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Old 09-06-07, 01:06 PM   #15
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Old 09-06-07, 01:34 PM   #16
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As long as they keep Little Steven's Underground Garage (Sirius 25) I'll be happy!
Yeah, that's the only one I listen to other than Howard 100/101.
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Old 09-06-07, 03:20 PM   #17
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Hopefully they can have this merger hammered out in time for opening day of the MLB season. I'm also interested in hearing Ron & Fez, as I've heard good things. Opie & Anthony? Not so much.
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Old 09-06-07, 04:00 PM   #18
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Ron and Fez are great, and they are the reason I bought XM in the first place. If they go, so does my subscription.
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Old 09-06-07, 06:09 PM   #19
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From what it looks like, it would be at least a while before everything is consolidated into 1 service. From what I saw, there would be a tiered service and part of each service is a best of package from the other service. Ive had both, and kept XM, so Im glad that at least initially, Id get to keep the XM stations I like, but Im sure in the long run, most everything is going to mirror Sirius' stations, and I'm 99.9% sure 1 year after the merger is final, we'll have commercials on the music stations. Otherwise, there will never be enough revenue to keep it going.
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Old 09-06-07, 06:43 PM   #20
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A friend of mine has both XM and Sirius and couldn't be happier.
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Old 09-06-07, 06:50 PM   #21
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Would my XM in my car be able to pick up the sats for Sirius? XM has poor coverage here, and goes out enough that I would never sign up with them, but Sirius was excellent.
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Old 09-06-07, 06:51 PM   #22
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hope it doesnt happen..i love howard stern, i really do, but if it merges, he will claim he beat XM into submission to a merger
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Old 09-06-07, 07:41 PM   #23
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hope it doesnt happen..i love howard stern, i really do, but if it merges, he will claim he beat XM into submission to a merger

He did.
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Old 09-06-07, 08:07 PM   #24
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hope it doesnt happen..i love howard stern, i really do, but if it merges, he will claim he beat XM into submission to a merger
or put sirius into such financial burden, that they needed a way out
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