XM/Sirius Merge Debate Continues
Washington - May 31, 2007 - While the proposed merger of the two satellite radio broadcasters continues to be debated, additional voices are showing support for the transaction. The League of Rural Voters, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Latino Coalition have all expressed support for the proposal. All three groups have petitioned the FCC to express their opinions.
The League of Rural Voters states that the combined entity would offer listeners in rural communities more programming options at lower prices than those currently available from the two companies separately. The group also highlighted the rural listeners who depend on satellite radio’s emergency and public safety stations.
The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Latino Coalition cited the diverse program offerings that the combined company could provide. Meanwhile, the National Association of Broadcasters continues to oppose the merger, and released an analysis of the antitrust issues involved. That analysis is available at this link. One of the key arguments in the NAB-commissioned study is that terrestrial radio and satellite radio are complementary services, not competing services.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
This high-visibility and high-traffic area got the full acoustic treatment.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the May Issue
- Remote Access and Site Connectivity: Wireless
- Standards of FM Allocation and Interference
- Side by Side: Mic Processors
- Field Report: Deva Broadcast DB4004
- Field Report: APT WorldCast Systems Horizon NextGen
- New Products
- 20 Years of Radio magazine: May 1994