XM Satellite Radio

  1. Sirius Grabs Majority Of Retail Satellite Subs In Q1

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The majority of new subscribers to satellite radio during the first quarter of 2007 signed on with Sirius, according to that company's CEO, Mel Karmazin. Kamazin, speaking on Sirius' quarterly results teleconference to Wall Street analys ...

  2. Karmazin Reiterates Sirius/XM Merger Benefits

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Making another appearance in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning (April 17) regarding the proposed merger of his company, Sirius Satellite Radio and competitor XM Satellite Radio, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin this time appeared before the Senate Commi ...

  3. XM Pushes Programming Beyond Satellite

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM has entered a deal in Canada to deliver programming to wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada and media giant Rogers Communications have partnered to deliver content to be included in the Rogers Vision package of wireless services. R ...

  4. Alabama Reps Oppose XM, Sirius Merger

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Alabama House of Representatives has voiced opposition to the proposed merger of XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. House members unanimously passed a resolution this morning urging the U.S. Attorney General and the FCC to oppose the merger ...

  5. Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22). EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copy ...

  6. Sirius Narrows Q4 Loss to $245.6 Million

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., which has agreed to acquire its rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., reported a narrower loss for the fourth quarter Tuesday (Feb. 27) as revenues more than doubled. Sirius had a net loss of $245.6 million, or 17 ce ...

  7. XM Radio Narrows Loss In Q4

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., which last week announced plans to combine with rival Sirius, said Monday a 45% jump in revenue and a tighter leash on marketing costs helped narrow its fourth-quarter loss. The Washington-based company, which has ...

  8. Plugged and Unplugged

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Merger Mania The merger bug hit the music industry hard this week with the newly proposed $4.9 billion merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. While regulators and consumer advocates immediately fall into a defensive ...

  9. Congressman Calls For XM-Sirius Hearing

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is urging the House Judiciary Committee to examine the potential merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. He wants the committee to hold a hearing to look more closely at legal parameters and competi ...

  10. Sirius, XM Agree To Merger

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two years of merger rumors came to fruition Monday (Feb. 19) as Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced that the two FCC-licensed companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combi ...

  11. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  12. Court Denies XM Request To Dismiss Music Label Suit

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge today (Jan. 19) denied XM Satellite Radio's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit brought by major labels over the XM players which record, library and retain music broadcast by the service. In a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Court ...

  13. Sirius Pays Stern $83 Million Stock Bonus

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio paid Howard Stern a bonus worth nearly $83 million on Tuesday (Jan 9) for surpassing subscriber goals set in a 2004 contract that had already turned heads with its $500 million compensation package. The freewheeling and riba ...

  14. XM Adds 1.7M Subs In '06, Falls Short Of Projections

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Based on preliminary results, XM Satellite Radio Friday (Jan. 5) reported it added 1.7 million new subscribers in 2006 -- 442,000 coming in Q4 -- giving them a total subscriber base of 7.6 million. The year-end total fell short of the satcaster� ...

  15. Sirius Q3 Revs Soar, Subs Up 135%

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million. Sirius Satellite Radio's total revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million during the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, compared to the $66.8 million in revenue earned during the same period in 2005. Sirius ...

  16. Irvin Named XM's Chief Marketing Officer

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive who, since 2003, served as executive VP/GM of the communications services group VeriSign, will join XM Satellite Radio as chief marketing officer, effective Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive wh ...

  17. Sirius Claims 5.1 Million Subs, XM Hits 7.2 Million

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sirius says it took 61% of total additions in Q3. Satcaster Sirius on Wednesday (Oct. 4) revealed that it ended the third quarter on Sept. 30 with 5.1 million subscribers after adding 441,101 since July 1. That’s a 135% gain from the same time las ...

  18. Ryko Distribution Links With Friday Music

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement goes into effect on Oct. 17. WEA’s Ryko Distribution has entered into an agreement to distribute releases on the Friday Music label. The agreement goes into effect on Oct. 17, and on Nov. 21 the first releases to be run through the new d ...

  19. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG have ended their Network Live joint venture with Live 8 mastermind Kevin Wall. Wall has acquired full control of the year-old company and has renamed it Control ...

  20. AOL Unveils Revamped Music Store

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering open to any online visitor. AOL on Tuesday (Aug. 29) unveiled a revamped music product with a Web-based store and subscription service offering audio and video streaming, programmed radio and downloads that can be transferred to compatibl ...

  21. AOL Picks Up Dylan's XM Show

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan's weekly XM Satellite Radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour" on Wednesday (Aug. 30). Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan’s weekly XM S ...

  22. XM, Google Strike Ad Pact

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Extends search engine's ads to select XM channels. Google Inc. on Wednesday (Aug. 2) struck a deal with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to help the search engine's advertisers automatically insert ads on XM's nonmusic radio channel ...

  23. Sirius Raises Subscriber Forecast

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Q2 numbers show jump in subscribers, losses, revenue. Sirius Satellite Radio Tuesday (Aug. 1) raised its year-end subscriber forecast to 6.3 million, from 6.2 million. Early in the year, the radio service forecast it would have 6 million subscribe ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. ASCAP, XM Ink New Licensing Deal

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement begins Jan. 1, 2007. ASCAP and XM Satellite Radio have finalized terms for their new satellite radio agreement that begins Jan. 1, 2007. Although the parties will not reveal the specific terms, they say that the royalty rates for publish ...

  26. Nate Davis Named XM President/COO

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously with XO, Nextel and MCI. XM Satellite Radio has named Nate Davis to the newly created position of president and COO. Davis, who has served on the XM Board of Directors since 1999, reports to Hugh Panero, CEO of XM. Previously, Davis ser ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Musicrypt, Billboard Radio Monitor Launch 'eNote'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Product combines digital delivery of songs with an ad. Digital music distributor Musicrypt and Billboard Radio Monitor have unveiled a new electronic music promotional tool dubbed "eNote." The new product combines secure digital delivery ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. CBS, Stern Settle Legal Dispute

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. and its former morning radio star Howard Stern have settled a bitter breach-of-contract lawsuit over the shock jock's defection to a rival satellite radio service, the two sides said on Frid CBS Corp. and its former morning radio st ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Dylan Debuts On XM

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show broadcasts Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Once known as one of the most reclusive music icons, Bob Dylan made his radio debut Wednesday (May 3) with the first broadcast of his new weekly show on XM Satellite Radio, “Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dyla ...

  38. XM Gets FCC, FTC Queries; Reports Q1

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ends Q1 with 6.5 million subscribers. XM president/CEO Hugh Panero didn’t seem fazed by the inquiry letters he received from two federal agencies, the FTC and the FCC, except to lament that the letters came just before his quarterly earnings confe ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Opie & Anthony Come Home To CBS Radio

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duo replace Roth. It's official. CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio have confirmed the return of Greg "Opie" Hughes and "Anthony" Cumia to CBS Radio, this time in morning drive on seven stations, beginning Wednesday. As Bill ...

  41. Roth Says Farewell

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'It's official, today is my last day.' “It’s official, today is my last day." That was the word from David Lee Roth seconds into his syndicated radio show Friday morning (4/21), ending the nearly four-month CBS Radio experiment ...

  42. David Lee Roth To Be Ousted

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opie & Anthony to replace Roth in seven markets. According to sources familiar with the situation, David Lee Roth’s CBS radio morning show is coming to a screeching halt within a few weeks and will be replaced by the Opie & Anthony Sho ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. XM Pairs With Concord For Compilations

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co-branded series produced by both parties. XM Satellite Radio and Concord Music Group have introduced a series of co-branded compilation CDs produced by both parties. The first CD, called “Watercolors Series” is scheduled for release this summer, ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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