The Merging of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio

This path will walk you through the background of the merger, any issues faced, and how they're doing today.

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    XM, Sirius to merge - Feb. 19, 2007

    NEW YORK ( -- Rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio are entering into a merger of equals that will create a satellite radio giant, the companies announced Monday.

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    The FCC Approves the XM-Sirius Merger

    After more than 16 months in regulatory limbo, the planned merger between XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) and Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) finally got the go-ahead. Late on July 25, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve the deal without imposing many conditions that might have reduced the appeal of the merger.

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    SIRIUS and XM Complete Merger

    SIRIUS XM Radio Chosen as New Corporate Name Combined Company Has Over 18.5 Million Subscribers, Annualized Second Quarter Revenue Exceeding $2.4 Billion Company to Offer Consumers Best of Both Services, While Maximizing Significant Efficiencies SIRIUS XM Reiterates Financial Guidance; Expects 2009 Synergies of $400 million and 2009 Adjusted EBITDA of over $300 Million NEW YORK, July 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ - SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio today announced that they have completed their merger, resulting in the nation's premier radio company.

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    Merger of Sirius and XM Approved by F.C.C.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have formally approved the merger of the nation's only two satellite radio operators in a deal closely watched by Washington and Wall Street. Approval of Sirius Satellite Radio's buyout of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings means that more than 18 million subscribers will be able to receive programming from both services.

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    The Lesson of the XM/Sirius Merger

    When satellite radio broadcasters XM Radio and Sirius Broadcasting announced plans for a merger way back in February 2007, few imagined that it would take nearly a year and a half for the Federal Communications Commission to announce its approval.

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    SiriusXM Agrees to Pay Up to $99 Million to Settle Turtles-Backed Copyright Suit

    SiriusXM, the satellite radio giant, has agreed to pay up to $99 million to settle a group of lawsuits over an obscure aspect of music copyright that has seen a flurry of litigation recently: recordings made before 1972.

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    Sirius XM Agrees To Pay $35M To End Telemarketing Rows - Law360

    Sirius XM Radio Inc. has agreed to pay $35 million to settle proposed class actions alleging the company illegally used predictive dialers for telemarketing calls, according to a status report filed Thursday in Virginia federal court.

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    Sirius XM's Sweet Sound of Success

    By the end of its first decade, Sirius XM had blanketed the country with satellite radio coverage, but on Wall Street the signal was growing faint. On Feb. 11, 2009, Sirius XM shares fell as low as five cents. Years of big spending had finally caught up with the firm, and the credit crisis would be the finishing touch.

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