Hoping to win favor with federal regulators and win approval of their proposed merger, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio have offered to implement a la carte programming as a combined company.

The offer is part of a broader pricing and programming plan filed with the FCC. The a la carte plans include a lower-tier option that allows subscribers to select 50 channels of their choice for $7 a month and add each additional channel at 25-cents each. However the plan is limited to existing Sirius or XM programs.

The higher-tier option offers 100 channels from both the XM and Sirius lineup for $15 a month. Additionally, the plans include various "family-friendly" options that allows users to block adult-oriented programs and provide a price credit for the resulting programs lost.

The a la carte programming offers won't be available until year after the merger takes affect, while the "family-friendly" and other programming options will be available six months earlier.