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    Mel - Announcing Best of and Synergies

    I connected ahead of time on the stream where Mel will talk about the conference Here is atleast hitting points

    • Satelite and Transmission 20 Million
    • Programing : 60 Million
    • Customer Service and Billing: 20 million
    • Sales and Marketing 150 Million
    • SAC: $50mm
    • General and Administrative: 50 Mm
    • Research and Development: 25MM

    Approx 425 Million - Synergies are still being found out

    Best Of Sirius to include

    • Howard 100
    • Howard 101
    • Martha Stewart Living Radio
    • Sirius NFL Radio*
    • Sirius Nascar Radio*
    • Playboy Radio


    Best of XM to include

    • Opera and Friends
    • NHL Home Ice*
    • The Virius
    • Public Radio featuring bob Edwards
    • THE PGA Tour Network


    * Sports offerings will also include channels for play by play

    A-la Cart Radios and package launch on October 6th with The best of


    Refinancing

    Feb 2009 - 300mm convert sirius
    May - 350mm bank debt XM
    December- 400m convert XM


    Summary Highlights

    • Best Programming expected to drive subscribers and revenue growth
    • Enhanced Scale and Competitive Position
    • Opportunity to reduce churn
    • Increased Advertising Reach
    • Continued improvement in subscriber economics
    • Improved financial performance through reaization of significant cost synergies
    • Accelerated EBITDA and Free Cashflow Generation
    • Higly Experienced Management team with proven leadership
    • Significant value creation for stakeholders
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    Well it looks like none of the stations are going to be bandwidth hogs. I myself would have like to see the Best of XM's to include the 40s and maybe Cinemagic. Oprah (although I would have prefered opera) and Friends, the Virus and the sports channels seem obvious. Why Public Radio, I thought they tried to undermine the merger.

    There is nothing there to make want to spend anothe $4.00 a month. Also is that $4.00 per radio or subscription?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Well it looks like none of the stations are going to be bandwidth hogs. I myself would have like to see the Best of XM's to include the 40s and maybe Cinemagic. Oprah (although I would have prefered opera) and Friends, the Virus and the sports channels seem obvious. Why Public Radio, I thought they tried to undermine the merger.

    There is nothing there to make want to spend anothe $4.00 a month. Also is that $4.00 per radio or subscription?
    I would believe subscription

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    I know I pay 12.95 a month for my first one and then 6.95 for the next 3. Does anyone know if the $6.95 would go up for the additional radios?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Why Public Radio, I thought they tried to undermine the merger.
    Bob Edwards used to be on NPR and has quite a following. His show is good enough that it deserves being considered among the "best," and more importantly, he'll attract older subscribers.

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    If ala carte radios can come out in 2 months, what is so difficult about engineering an interoperable radio in that time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonotaku View Post
    I connected ahead of time on the stream where Mel will talk about the conference Here is atleast hitting points

    • Satelite and Transmission 20 Million
    • Programing : 60 Million
    • Customer Service and Billing: 20 million
    • Sales and Marketing 150 Million
    • SAC: $50mm
    • General and Administrative: 50 Mm
    • Research and Development: 25MM

    Approx 425 Million - Synergies are still being found out

    Best Of Sirius to include

    • Howard 100
    • Howard 101
    • Martha Stewart Living Radio
    • Sirius NFL Radio*
    • Sirius Nascar Radio*
    • Playboy Radio


    Best of XM to include

    • Opera and Friends
    • NHL Home Ice*
    • The Virius
    • Public Radio featuring bob Edwards
    • THE PGA Tour Network


    * Sports offerings will also include channels for play by play

    A-la Cart Radios and package launch on October 6th with The best of


    Refinancing

    Feb 2009 - 300mm convert sirius
    May - 350mm bank debt XM
    December- 400m convert XM


    Summary Highlights

    • Best Programming expected to drive subscribers and revenue growth
    • Enhanced Scale and Competitive Position
    • Opportunity to reduce churn
    • Increased Advertising Reach
    • Continued improvement in subscriber economics
    • Improved financial performance through reaization of significant cost synergies
    • Accelerated EBITDA and Free Cashflow Generation
    • Higly Experienced Management team with proven leadership
    • Significant value creation for stakeholders
    Is this all sports? Specifically SEC sports?

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