FTC Closes Investigation Of XM

XM Satellite Radio announced today that the FTC investigation into XM’s marketing and customer services practices has been closed by the agency. The investigation has been 18 months in the working, and at the conclusion of the investigation the FTC decided to close the matter without any action. This is welcomed news for XM Satellite… → Read More

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Duran Duran To Get Notorious On Sirius

Duran Duran, the iconic British Band that became mainstream in the 80’s is scheduled to roll into Sirius Satellite Radio This month in a major way. The band, promoting the U.S. release of their album Red Carpet Massacre, will debut the album track by track today, November 9th, on The Pulse (channel 9) at 12:00… → Read More

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Catholic Channel More Than Hallelujahs and Amen’s

While driving this afternoon I was tuned into Sirius’ Jay Thomas show, which as usual was quite entertaining. At one point during the show, Sirius ran an advertisement for the Catholic Channel, and I found the ad to be informative, as well as quite well done. The ad expressed that the Catholic Channel was more… → Read More

XM To Debut Led Zeppelin Channel

XM Satellite Radio announced today that they would carry an exclusive Led Zeppelin Channel. The channel will be named XM LED: The Led Zeppelin Channel will be channel 58 on the service. As with other such channels on bot services, the entire audio catalog of music, exclusive interviews, and even previously unreleased material will featured…. → Read More

September NPD Released

The NPD data for September 2007 has been released. The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information for a wide range of industries. They provide critical consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. The September data shows… → Read More

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Sportster 5 Arriving At Retailers

The full color Sportster 5 is starting to show up at retailers in limited supply as the stores change over display units to prepare for the 2007 holiday season. Over the coming weeks, inventory of the new Sportster will increase, and consumers can also anticipate getting a hands on look at other new releases such… → Read More

Sirius Tops Deloitte’s With 79,060 Percent Revenue Growth Over Five Years

At an awards event held at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City Sirius, Satellite Radio was recognized as the fastest growing company in New York as recognized by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. The New York Technology Fast 50 ranks technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies headquartered in the state by percentage… → Read More

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Satellite Radio Content Annoncements

Today seems to be a day about content announcements for satellite radio, with both Sirius and XM weighing in with renewed deals. XM announced today that they will be bringing back Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure beginning Monday September 24th. Sirius announced and extension of their exclusive Metropolitan Opera programming which is also scheduled air this… → Read More

August NPD Released

The NPD data for August 2007 has been released. The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information for a wide range of industries. They provide critical consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. The most recent data… → Read More

UBS Downgrades Sirius and XM While Raising Price Target

In an interesting report issued today, UBS has downgraded both Sirius and XM from Buy to Neutral, but at the same time raised the price targets of both companies. Reaction on the street in early trading seemed to focus on the fact that the report was a downgrade rather than on what was stated in… → Read More