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#21 AngelOfDeath

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:42 AM

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:25 AM

Any updates?
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

Well, the howard stern second in command might be leaving sirius. Bubba's agent is so far unsuccessful in negotiating a contract with the beancounters at channel 101.

As for the merger itself, it's taking longer than most telecom mergers have taken 5 fold. The DOJ and FCC have still yet to make a ruling. It's starting to smell like a powerplay by those in Washington that support limited free speech and conservative fundamentalist backing. Pretty sad considering that both XM and Sirius have channel blocking. Both companies are raking themselves over the coals to trump each other, almost to the point of collapsing the industry. One argument is that a single provider represents a monopoly. The counter argument is that satellite is a pay service, with multiple avenues for recieving over the air entertainment. Howard has said he believes that the NAB has been running a successful lobbying campaign. Traditional FM broadcasters have suffered a major loss in ad revenue with the popularity of downloadable media and satellite. Makes sense. Both companies may be short lived if the process is delayed or is denied.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:47 AM

I was one of the very first people to have XM radio, and I mean very first. At first I didn't like the idea of paying for radio that was free all my life, but it ad xm82 which was something I couldn't get on regular radio or even on cd in most places in the U.S, and no commericals.

In the beginning it was 1-2 talk shows in the moring only, a weather station, a traffic station, and that was it.

Now about 1/3rd of the stations do have commercials, there pushing sports and talk shows and taking away music channels, tis disgusting.

You are paying for it just like cable, cursing is fine, parents should monitor is the same way as cable, tis no big deal.

however, if XM82 is changed in anyway shape or form I will be gone.

And what I can't stand, combining them I promise ill still be paying the same or more, and instead of about 40 channels of music (realistical) and 20-30 or news and talk and sports, it'll double.

What I wish I could do is pick and choose the channels I want, everything over 150 GONE.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:21 PM

I don't think we have this here, so I am guessing there is a giant satellite dish on the roof of the car?
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:28 PM

DOJ has approved the merger, now the FCC must repeal it's ruling that satellite bandwidth must be divided between two companies. More waiting....
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:51 PM

The merger has been approved, with some good and bad sticking points. Both companies and services will remain the same if they wish to keep what they already have. New services will include a la cart choices. The new company had to bow to public services broadcasting (thanks Senator Stevens and Kerry >:( ). However, prices are fixed for at least 2 years, and prices will be lower for those choosing their channels. Too bad cable doesn't have to bow to these rules.

On a positive note, Ted Stevens, the main opposition to the merger, and originator of the bridge to no where pork spending, has been indicted for failing to report earnings for upgrades to his Alaskan home. Makes me wonder if the NAB provided the funds.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:50 PM

What worries me the most is 1. its going to start being censored, yet at the same time more useless talk shows will be chosen.

I want to be able to pick my own channels, but I don't want packages like "basic, regular, prem" etc, I want to be given a list and just pick one by one

The biggest thing is that despite what there telling the media, its bullshit about all the channels staying, alot of the program directors (led by XM82 the systems zoltar) have posted blogs with the yet unreleased channel guide and have said alot of things are going, so far I'v heard up to 20% of XM will be gone, and maybe 10-12% of sirius

The idea is that if each station has the same thing (i.e 80's music) then they'll pick which one has higher ratings or something and only keep one.

In the case of 82,81,84 etc where sirius is piss out the ass crap, it will most likely cause me to cancel all together.
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