XM/Sirius merger: will it happen, and will you buy it?

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XM and Sirius merge at some point soon. Will you

subscribe for the first time?
1
33%
resubscribe after quitting one or the other?
2
67%
do nothing--the merger won't ever happen.
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Total votes: 3

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XM/Sirius merger: will it happen, and will you buy it?

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:04 am

The road to a unified satellite radio provider got a lot clearer with the Justice Department's approval of the XM/Sirius merger on Monday. Ol' Herbie just couldn't put a strong enough whammy on the deal.

Let's say the merger happens. If you're already a subcriber to one or the other, will you stay? If you're not a subscriber, will you join?

Will it even happen?

What channels are you most eager to have on your current line-up?

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Postby depinmad » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:27 am

i already have sirius. i won't do anything, unless they offer howard stern a la carte, in which case i will reduce my subscription to only have that.
the only thing on xm that is of interest to me is the bob dylan show, which i don't know is still on or not.

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Postby mcs_madison » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:59 am

Already have XM radio and love it. I'll keep it as long as they keep my favorite XM stations intact...Namely BPM and the uncensored comedy. I hate both versions of those channels on Sirius.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:20 am

I had Sirius, switched to XM primarily to follow Air America (a silly move, in retrospect), and was generally disappointed in XM's service. I liked pretty much every Sirius counterpart more, especially Alt Nation v. Ethel and definitely Sirius Blues v. Bluesville. And I missed the NFL coverage.

Also, I think Sirius has repeaters in Madison, whereas XM cuts out downtown quite a bit.


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