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Liberty Media Now Controls 56% of SiriusXM

The ownership of Liberty Media in SiriusXM has been able to increase even while the company sold shares back to SiriusXM.  This happened because SiriusXM is in the midst of a share buyback program that has the company buying up shares in both the open market as well as private agreements.  SiriusXM’s stock has been… → Read More

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July Auto Sales Strong, But Below Expectations

The headlines for auto sales in July of 2014 will read in a disappointing fashion, but the reality is that overall we saw a 9% gain over last year.  Expectations were for a gain of about 11%, which is why the street seems to feel that the sales in July were a miss.  The industry… → Read More

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SiriusXM Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Season Coverage

SiriusXM will kick off its 10th annual SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour today, July 25, broadcasting live from all 32 NFL teams’ training camps and giving fans the most comprehensive radio coverage available as the 2014 NFL season approaches.  Football has been a satellite radio staple since the early days of the service and the… → Read More

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SiriusXM In Hot Water Over Mailing Envelopes

SiriusXM has had its share of spats with consumer advocate groups regarding marketing practices over the years.  There have also been a handful of lawsuits centered around people receiving unwanted communications from the satellite radio provider, and suits complaing that SiriusXM is obtaining personal information about car buyers.  This latest lawsuit takes the cake though… → Read More

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SiriusXM Announces More Share Buy-Backs

 SiriusXM has announced that its Board of Directors has approved an additional $2 billion common stock repurchase program.  In total, the share buy-back program now carries an overall value of $6 billion. The announcement did not state whether Liberty Media, the majority holder of SiriusXM share would participate in the program, but did list it as… → Read More

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Live Nation Partners With Yahoo To Air Concerts

If you thought that Liberty Media’s interest in SiriusXM and Live Nation would bring about some synergistic qualities you may well be wrong — at least at this stage.  In a deal announced Friday, Live Nation is broadcasting an impressive 365 concerts on it Yahoo! channel on Yahoo Screen.  The concept is simple.  Live Nation… → Read More

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Jenny McCarthy To Join SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced today that Jenny McCarthy will host a live, limited-run, one-hour weekly series exclusively on SiriusXM starting on Wednesday, July 16 on SiriusXM Stars.  The satellite radio provider is ramping up the talk content pressure by adding compelling content that differentiates itself from other services. In her new series, Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, McCarthy… → Read More

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Opie With Jim Norton?

Today marks the first day that the Opie and Anthony Show has aired a live show since the firing of Anthony Cumia.  This weekend I noticed that the channel art on my iPod registered the channel as “SiriusXM TALK” instead of the Opie and Anthony Channel.  That switch has not made it to the SiriusXM… → Read More

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June Auto Sales Are Positive For Satellite Radio

June 2014 auto sales are in and the numbers remain quite positive for satellite radio.  Sales this June were 1% better than a year ago and the overall pace for 2014 is still above 16 million units.  With satellite radio being installed in nearly 70% of new cars, the potential to still see a little… → Read More

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SiriusXM To Announce Q2 Results July 29th

SiriusXM will announce Q2 2014 financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  The company typically releases financials shorty before the call, and the pre-market call is standard. Analysts are expecting the company to announce a profit of 2 cents a share on revenue of about $1 Billion.  In 2014, the company has… → Read More