Monday, July 28, 2008

XM and Sirius Merge good?

As most of you know, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio are merging. Well, almost... only a few more hoops to jump through. XM and Sirius plan to put out a radio within 9 months that will play XM and Sirius as well as guarantee a 12.95/mo cap for the next three years at least.

What does this mean for us? Well us loyal sirius customers will be able to keep our programming; but here's what I want: I want to be able to add an XM radio to my existing account for only 6/mo.. that same deal currently offered for customers with multiple Sirius or XM radios.. but never before one of each!

Just something to think about :-)

1 comment:

chuck said...

It might take a while, but I think you'll see them gradually merging the offerings across services until they drop one platform or move both to a new common platform. I can't see any business reason for them to operate to separate networks indefinitely except to accommodate the installed base, which they can gradually transition to something else (in a way similar to mobile phone providers upgrading their networks and phasing out the old ones).