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SiriusXM To Announce Q1 Results

SiriusXM announced today that it plans to announce first quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, April 24, to discuss these results.  SiriusXM typically announces results prior to the market open.  This quarterly call is happening just a few… → Read More

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Avis and Budget to Offer SiriusXM on Most Rentals

Avis Budget Group, Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios. The new offering will give customers easy access to satellite radio… for a price.   Previous to this development, Avis and Budget offered satellite radio via a plug… → Read More

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This Week on SiriusXM – 50 Cent, Billy Joel, Perri Peltz, and Pele

This week on SiriusXM will kick off tonight at 8pm with a special Town Hall featuring rapper 50 Cent. The show can be heard on Shade 45, where 50 will discuss, promote, and give listeners a sneak peak of his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, which is scheduled for release on June 3, 2014. Rebroadcast tomorrow… → Read More

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SiriusXM Ramps Up Used Car Initiative With AutoManager

SiriusXM today announced that it is now working with AutoManager, which has 4,600 auto dealers using its dealer management products, to easily enroll independent and franchise dealers to participate in the SiriusXM Pre-Owned Vehicle Program.  Essentially the company is outsourcing this project to a company that, in theory, has the contacts and capability to produce… → Read More

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SiriusXM Will Carry Every Game of the 2014 MLB Season

For the first time ever, XM subscribers will have access to every single game of the 2014 season, from opening day until one team is crowned champion, on their radio and mobile devices. The full season coverage will also be made available to Sirius subscribers with a premium “Premier” or “All Access Package.” The All… → Read More

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Q1 Auto Sales Expected to be Flat Year Over Year

This may come as a surprise to some, but auto sales seem to have hit a bit of a rough spot so far in 2014.  It is anticipated that Q1 auto sales will total about 3.677 million in 2014 vs 3.685 million for the same period a year ago.  Worse yet, incentive spending is increasing…. → Read More

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SiriusXM’s Two Star App Plagued with More Mysterious OnDemand Downtime

It’s not just you — the SiriusXM OnDemand feature has been down for over 12 hours and no one seems to know when it will be fixed. When notified about the issue all SiriusXM would say was “We’re currently having issues with the app, but all the content should return when it’s fixed. There is… → Read More

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Pandora Wins ASCAP Ruling, Celebrates by Raising Subscription Prices

In a ruling last week Pandora was ordered to pay ASCAP, a performance rights organization, 1.85% of its annual revenue. Pandora had hopes of a rate of 1.7% but, with ASCAP looking for a whopping 3.0%, the final agreed upon rate, which was at the top of their range, is being called a win. Sony… → Read More

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Catch Every Game of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on SiriusXM

Starting March 18th all the way through to the national championship game in Dallas on April 5th and 7th, ALL men’s basketball tournament games can be heard on SiriusXM. You’ll be able to track down all of your favorite teams and their channels match ups on the SiriusXM college sports page starting Monday, March 17th…. → Read More

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Liberty Media Pulls Offer On SiriusXM – Creates Tracking Stocks

Liberty Media did not wait for Evercore to assess any further.  The media giant withdrew its offer to bring SiriusXM under its umbrella and instead is going to create two tracking stocks. The first tracking stock will be known as Liberty Liberty Media while the other will be called Liberty Broadband.  Investors in the Current… → Read More