Question: Why Did XM And Sirius Merge?

By the way, we want to inform you that NPR has two channels on Sirius Satellite Radio, and it opposed the merger of XM and Sirius on the grounds it would create a monopoly.

So now, the financially stronger Sirius will be allowed to buy XM for almost $4 billion.

NPR’s Neda Ulaby has been following the story.

Who did Sirius Radio merge with?

Sirius XM Radio was formed after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holding, Inc. by Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. on July 29, 2008, 17 months after the companies first proposed the merger.

How do I combine Sirius accounts?

I have two or more accounts. Can I combine them? Yes! If you want to combine accounts or determine if you are eligible for a Family Discount, click here to chat with an agent that can help you or call Listener Care at 1-866-635-2349.

Are Sirius and XM the same?

Radios labeled as Sirius radios can only receive Sirius packages. XM radios can only receive XM packages. SiriusXM radios can only receive SiriusXM packages.

Does Sirius XM make money?

Yes. Thanks to Pandora, Sirius XM is earning dollars from paid advertising, and in Q2 took in $358 million in ad revenue, soaring from $47 million. This put total Q2 revenue at $1.98 billion, rising from $1.43 billion.

Did Sirius XM and Pandora merge?

As expected, Sirius XM Holdings today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, making it “the world’s largest audio entertainment company,” according to the announcement. After years of discussion, Sirius XM acquired Pandora in a $3.5 billion deal last year.

Where does SiriusXM broadcast from?

Where are the SiriusXM studios located? Our main studios are in NYC’s Rockefeller Center and Washington, DC. And not to toot our own horn here, but we suspect they might be the largest, most sophisticated digital radio broadcasting facilities in the world — complete with unbelievable performance spaces for artists.

Can you combine Sirius and XM subscriptions?

Combining Your SiriusXM Accounts. If you have more than one account (even if one of them is a trial subscription) you can combine them together into a single account and still enjoy your full trial.

Does SiriusXM have a multi car discount?


You can even add that radio to your existing account (and receive a multi-subscription discount!). If your other vehicle doesn’t already have a SiriusXM radio installed, you can simply purchase another radio.

Does Sirius give discounts for multiple vehicles?

Once you switch from a trial into a paying subscription, you can combine multiple radios into one account and you may be eligible for a discount on the additional radios. If you want to combine accounts or determine if you are eligible for a Family Discount, just call Listener Care at 1-866-635-2349.