The growing orbit of influence

Larkin, Jim
March 2007
Music Week;3/3/2007, Issue 9, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses the merger between U.S. satellite radio companies Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. It is stated that the merger could make the combined company the most important commercial radio business on earth. Sirius chief executive officer Mel Karmazin comments, as does XM chairman Gary Parsons. Clive Dickens, head of the radio consulting company Absolute Radio, states that XM and Sirius need to grow their subscriber base. Technology issues are discussed.


Related Articles

  • XM and Sirius: Meant to be together? Klaassen, Abbey // Advertising Age;7/3/2006, Vol. 77 Issue 27, p5 

    The article reports on the possible merger of satellite-radio service providers, XM and Sirius as of July 3, 2006. The rumors of a satellite-radio merger are swirling again as Mel Karmazin told investors and venture capitalists at The Deal's Convergence 2.0 conference that his company would love...

  • Wall Street static for satellite radio. Bond, Paul // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/20/2008, p1 

    The article reports on the plunged of shares by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Inc. since their merger was announced in the U.S. It discusses the satellite radio industry's massive competition from iPods and other digital music technologies which had been told by Sirius chief...

  • Mixed Signals on Radio Deal. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;9/10/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 36, p25 

    The article offers information on merger deal of XM Satellite Radio Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. The $13.6bn deal was proposed by the companies in February, 2007. Chief executive officer (CEO)of the new company would be Mel Karmazin, CEO of Sirius, and chairman would be Gary Parsons, XM...

  • FCC's Martin Hints At Nixing a Sirius, XM Merger. Bachman, Katy; Yorke, Jeffrey // MediaWeek;1/22/2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p4 

    The article states that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would like to prevent a merger between the satellite radio companies Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. Mel Karmazin, the chief executive of Sirius, has made comments suggesting that a merger could happen. FCC...

  • SATELLITE SISTERS. Surowiecki, James // New Yorker;3/19/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p66 

    The article reports on the possible merger of two satellite-radio companies, Sirius and XM. Mel Karmazin, chief executive officer of Sirius, appeared before the U.S. Congress to deflect accusations that a merger would result in a monopoly. If vague antitrust laws allow the merger to proceed,...

  • Mel's Urge To Merge. Robins, J. Max // Broadcasting & Cable;3/5/2007, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p6 

    The article discusses the possible merger of satellite radio companies Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Inc. In the author's opinion, if anyone can make the merger happen, it's chief executive officer of Sirius Mel Karmazin. Also noted was a complaint by National Association of...

  • Sirius, XM Still Optimistic On Merger Chances. Gilroy, Amy // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;9/24/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 20, p4 

    The article reports on the optimism of Sirius and XM executives about a possible merger. XM chairman Gary Parsons expects approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission might come as early as November 2007. At a Merrill Lynch conference, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin told analysts that the...

  • XM-Sirius Fight Old-Fashioned Idea Of Market Competition. Bates, Jason // VIA Satellite;4/1/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p1 

    The article reports on the proposed merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. A February 2007 hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force to examine the proposed merger was at the same time entertaining and frustrating. Sirius chief executive officer Mel...

  • A la carte on the sat radio menu. Boliek, Brooks // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/24/2007, Vol. 400 Issue 29, p5 

    The article presents information on Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.'s chief executive officer Mel Karmazin's plans outlined during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. According to Karmazin, his company will allow customers to choose which channels they want if his company is...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics