Satellite radio

  1. XM Posts Quarter Loss, Slashes Sub Forecast

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Net loss $229 million, $147 million a year ago. XM Satellite Radio posted an expanded second quarter net loss, fueled, in part, by over $100 million in non-operating charges stemming from a debt restructuring. The company, which currently claims 7 ...

  2. Satcasters Add 1 Million Subs

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Together, Sirius and XM added nearly 1 million net subscribers during the second quarter this year, according to company releases, which brings their total subscriber-ship to 11.6 million individuals. Together, Sirius and XM added nearly 1 million ...

  3. XM Canada Motors On With Toyota Deal

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, operated by Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings, has formed an alliance with Toyota Motor Sales Canada to install XM Canada receivers in Toyota and Lexus auto Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, op ...

  4. Study: Sirius Pulls Even With XM

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 25,000 rock station listeners polled. A new poll of more than 25,000 respondents/listeners of 79 different rock stations from Jacobs Media says XM and Sirius are now equally popular, but the momentum—largely driven by Howard Stern—is shi ...

  5. Network Live Looks To Japan

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Network Live, the joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, is expanding its activities to Japan. Network Live has partnered with Dreamboat and Dentsu Casting & Entertainment to strea Network Live, the joint venture between AO ...

  6. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in the federal District The major record companies have sued ...

  7. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims 'massive wholesale infringement.' The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in th ...

  8. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  9. CBS, Howard Stern Close To Settlement

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers on both sides confirm. Lawyers on both sides of the CBS Corp. and Howard Stern breach of contract lawsuit said Wednesday they are close to a settlement. CBS lawyer Irvin Nathan told Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman, "We have an ...

  10. Lawsuit Charges XM Execs Misled Investors

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks class action status. XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. executives sold their individual company stock while making misleading claims about the broadcaster's ability to trim spending, attorneys representing investors in a lawsuit sai ...

  11. Sirius Stats: Sales, Subs, Losses Grow

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Revenue nearly tripled. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. reported Tuesday (May 2) that revenues grew by triple digits in the first quarter, as did its total subscriber count, when compared to the same three-month period a year ago. But so did the satca ...

  12. New Sat Devices Targeted In Senate Hearing

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Record, radio reps amonst those who testified. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today (April 26) on the future of the music industry in the digital radio revolution. But witnesses who testified, representing the record industry, the c ...

  13. Sirius: We'll Pay More For Music Exclusives

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CEO will pay higher royalties for programming. Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin said that he would be willing to pay record labels higher royalties—if they are willing to offer the satcaster programming that is not available to terrestrial ...

  14. Battle Ends Between Sirius, Major Labels

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI inks deal over S50 portable receiver. Sirius Satellite Radio’s fight with the major labels over its S50 portable receiver is over. EMI today became the fourth and final major to ink a deal with Sirius that allows for sales of controversial dev ...

  15. Satellite Radio Awareness Climbs To 61%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recognition grown consistently over past two years. XM and Sirius have 61% awareness levels among American consumers, according to a new study by Edison Media Research and Arbitron. Public recognition of satellite radio has grown consistently over ...

  16. Sirius Surpasses XM On The Web

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web traffic up 188% compared to a year ago. Sirius Satellite Radio may lag behind XM Satellite Radio in subscribers, but its Web site is making up for it. Since Howard Stern joined Sirius in January, traffic to Sirius’ Web site surpassed XM’s, acc ...

  17. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  18. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  19. Sirius Satellite Tops 4 Million Subscribers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Monday (March 20) said it recently surpassed 4 million subscribers to its nationwide pay radio service. Sirius, No. 2 in the nascent market to rival XM Satellite Radio I Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Monday (March 2 ...

  20. Sirius Settles Receiver Dispute With Two Majors

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it has come to an agreement with Universal Music Group over the ability to save individual songs to portable satellite receivers that double as MP3 players. M Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it h ...

  21. XM Ordered To Place Ads On Four Music Channels

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio may soon be able to claim that it is the only satcaster with 100% commercial-free music channels. An arbitration panel has ruled that XM Satellite Radio will have to introduce a Sirius Satellite Radio may soon be able to cla ...

  22. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST As has been rumored, CBS Radio has filed suit against Howard Stern, his company One Twelve, Inc., his agent Don Buchwald, his agent's firm Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radi As has been rumored, CBS Radio has fi ...

  23. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST As has been rumored, CBS Radio has announced that it has filed suit against Howard Stern, his company One Twelve, Inc., his agent Don Buchwald, his agent's firm Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. and As has been rumored, CBS Radio has an ...

  24. XM Shares Fall As Director Shouts 'Crisis'

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trading in XM Satellite Radio shares were recovering slightly this morning (Feb. 16) from the news of the resignation of one of its board members, Pierce J. Roberts, Jr., who wrote in a letter to the Trading in XM Satellite Radio shares were recov ...

  25. XM Signs Oprah To $55M Deal

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday (Feb. 9)said it signed a three-year, $55 million deal with Oprah Winfrey to introduce a channel on the top U.S. subscription radio service, sending shares XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday (F ...

  26. Network Live To Broadcast Rock In Rio

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal applies to Web, wireless, sat, TV, radio. Network Live has won the exclusive rights to broadcast the next Rock in Rio music festival. The agreement applies to all Internet, wireless, satellite and terrestrial radio and TV broadcasting on a gl ...

  27. Stern, Agent Get Early Payout From Sirius

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pair issued stock worth $220 million. Back in October 2004, the agreement crafted by Sirius Satellite Radio and agent Don Buchwald for Howard Stern included a payout of common stock sometime before December 2010 if Sirius exceeded a specific subsc ...

  28. Sirius Added 1.1 Mil New Subs, XM 900K In Q4

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Both satellite radio services hit their subscriber forecasts in 2005. XM Satellite Radio added 2.7 million subscribers in 2005 to end the year with more than 6 million. That's nearly twice the number Both satellite radio services hit their su ...

  29. New XM Handhelds Include MP3 Players

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a pair of separate announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show, Pioneer and Samsung unveiled new portable XM satellite radios that incorporate MP3 players. In a pair of separate announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show, Pioneer and Sam ...

  30. Analyst: Media Stocks To Rebound

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'The radio industry is poised for an upswing.' Media stocks should pick up the pace in 2006, many Wall Street analysts said. Considering their performance in 2005, though, it is an easy comparison. Of the major entertainment conglomerate ...

  31. Sirius Breaks 3 Million Subs

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio said Tuesday that it already has exceeded its goal of 3 million subscribers by year's end, adding about 9,600 new subs each day in the current quarter, an analyst said. Sirius Satellite Radio said Tuesday that it alread ...

  32. Study: Stern Fans' Interest In Sirius 'Softening'

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Expected Q4 totals lowered by 105,000. A new study by research firm Bridge Ratings says it has detected a "softening interest by Stern listeners" in the idea of following Howard Stern to Sirius Satellite Radio and plunking down money to ...

  33. Dylan To Host Weekly Music Show On XM

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slated to begin March 2006. Bob Dylan has agreed to host a weekly, one-hour music show for XM Satellite Radio's Deep Tracks channel, beginning in March 2006. It marks the first time the music legend will have hosted a radio show. Featuring an ...

  34. Network Live Offers Gorillaz

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous broadcasts include Bon Jovi, Madonna. Network Live-the joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG—continues its live concert broadcasts series today (Dec. 9) with Gorillaz. The virtual band performed their latest album, "D ...

  35. Cable, Satcasters In Senate's Crosshairs

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers began decency forum Nov. 29. It was television, rather than radio, that was singled out in early remarks made by three senators and the FCC chairman during opening presentations at Tuesday's (Nov. 29) Senate Commerce Committee forum ...

  36. XM Taps Washinushi CFO For Canadian Licensee

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio's Canadian licensee said it has hired Michael Washinushi as CFO of its Canadianized satellite radio service. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- XM Satellite Radio's Canadian licensee said it has hired Michael Washinushi as CF ...

  37. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST CEO discusses business and tech challenges. Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations. But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technological challenges and opportunities laying a ...

  38. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations (See Billboard cover story, Nov. 26). But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technologic Major labels and satellite companies are large ...

  39. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  40. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  41. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  42. CAB Requests Radio Review Delay

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission cites sector's vast changes. The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters (CAB) has asked the Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to postpone a planned five-year review of radio scheduled for early 2006. Repres ...

  43. One Million New Satellite Subscribers In Q3

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Another 1.5 million subs forecasted in Q4. The two satellite radio companies added nearly 1 million subscribers in the third quarter, on track to hit 9 million subscribers by the end of the year. Although Sirius Satellite Radio still lags XM Satel ...

  44. RIAA Argues Against New Portable Players

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America has contacted satellite radio giants XM and Sirius, expressing its worry over new portable players to be unveiled this fall. The devices will allow listeners to WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Ass ...

  45. XM Offers Channels To DirectTV Subscribers

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT channels made available. The two leading satellite radio and TV providers, XM Satellite Radio and DirecTV announced Thursday (September 29) a distribution deal to offer 72 of XM's 150 channels to 14.6 million DirecTV subscribers. Beginning ...

  46. RIAA Argues Against New Portable Players

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Devices allow listeners to store, record songs. The Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has contacted satellite radio giants XM and Sirius, expressing its worry over new portable players to be unveiled this fall. The devices will allow list ...

  47. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  48. Sprint, Sirius Launch Wireless Radio Service

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wireless radio service in partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio. Called Sirius Music, the service gives Sprint subscribers access to 20 commercial-free channe Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wirele ...

  49. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  50. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

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