Maffei told analysts that he saw opportunities for bundling Sirius service with DirecTV in the future, but declined to be specific.
"One could talk about or imagine bundles, probably the $80 [per month] DirecTV product offering free trials of the $11 [monthly] Sirius XM product more likely than the other way around,' Maffei said. "I certainly think those are things we have talked about and we didn't put a lot in our valuation for that. But it is something [Sirius CEO] Mel [Karmazin] is enthused about and something I believe [DirecTV CEO] Chase [Carey] is enthused about. I hope we will be able to proceed on some of those in ways that are obviously beneficial for both parties."
Maffei also addressed speculation that some of Sirius' satellite spectrum could be used for DirecTV video. While he said it is possible -- by consolidating the Sirius and XM Radio platforms, freeing up half of the 25 Megahertz of spectrum allotted to it -- he said that is "a long way down the road."
"There is no plan currently to merge the two platforms," Maffei said adding that Sirius already offers a limited amount of mobile video, mostly kids programming.
"To really expand that in the mobile video space; we'll see," Maffei said.