They’ve done this dance for a while, and with both seeing slowing subscriber rates, it’s really no surprise. I wonder what all the XM fanboys are going to say now? I’m just happy I don’t have to pay double for my wife’s “gift” of XM in her Honda, and my Sirius subscription in my car. Pending shareholder approval, both companies expect the merger to be completed by end of this year. Glad to see it- this is a situation where the consumer clearly wins. More details at Orbitcast.
3 responses to “Official: Sirius and XM to Merge”
According to recent reports the services will remain separate despite the merger.
My guess is that shareholder approval will be much easier than FCC approval. I’m not holding my breath waiting for this to close by year end.
How do you figure "consumers clearly win" when there will be no competition keeping prices in check, or allowing for increased diversity of programming selections?