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Monday, February 19, 2007

XM, Sirius agree on merger

XM and Sirius satellite radio companies announced a merger deal today.

For sports fans subscribing to either service, this is a dream come true.

XM has the rights to Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the PGA Tour, and select college basketball and football teams like the ACC, the Big Ten and Pac-10.

Sirius has the rights to NASCAR, the NFL, the NBA, major college teams like LSU and UEFA Champions League.

I don't think I'd ever come into work, listening to the content. Plus, it would be a great boon for an XM guy like myself to finally hear LSU and other college conferences.

The only problem is the Justice Department and the FCC may halt the merger. There are antitrust laws the merger must cross.

Still, it's a deal that seemed inevitable when both companies were posting market losses. Sports fans can still hope.


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