The Hispanic Federation has come out in support of the proposed merger between Sirius and XM. In what seems to be a common thread, this organization cites that they are under served by terrestrial radio, and that satellite radio offers diverse programming, and the potential for even more of such programming as a combined entity.
Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez states, "For the most part, the mainstream media companies offer limited music and programming targeted to the Hispanic community. satellite Radio, by contrast, does provide sought after programming such as CNN en Espanol, ESPN Deportes, and Mexico Canta."
The Hispanic Federation joins a increasingly growing list of organizations that represent minorities and rural are residents who have come out in support of the merger.
Position - Long XM, Long Sirius