Merged: XM, Sirius Satellite Radio | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.27.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.26.17

Airborne
04.27.17

Airborne
04.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.27.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.26.17

Airborne
04.27.17

Airborne
04.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Wed, Nov 14, 2007

Merged: XM, Sirius Satellite Radio

Future Of Satellite Weather Still Cloudy

XM Satellite Radio Holdings tells ANN its stockholders have voted to approve a merger with Sirius Satellite Radio almost unanimously. The company says 99.8 percent of the shares voted were cast in favor of the transaction.

Under the terms of the merger agreement with Sirius, XM stockholders will receive 4.6 Sirius shares for each XM share they currently hold. The Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission both must OK the deal, but the company says it expects both approvals by the end of this year.

What will this mean for pilots using XM weather? So far, the company isn't saying. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association filed comments on the proposed merger with the FCC, stressing that continued availability of the service, at affordable rates, was in the best interest of safety.

AOPA hoped to convince the FCC to seek a guarantee to that effect before approving the merger. XM already promised the FCC that audio programming would continue to be priced at or below current levels.

If anything, the combined company may have more bandwidth than it can profitably fill with content, so it's not thought the weather products face an immediate threat. We'll keep you posted.

FMI: www.xmradio.com, www.sirius.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 04.27.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, College Drones, DJI VR Goggles

Also: Airborne at XPONENTIAL, AMA On Mil-Airspace, Canadian Drones, AMA Legislative Efforts With an appearance not all that different than many of the multi-copters we’re all>[...]

AUVSI and Aero-News Announce Live Webcast Schedules for XPONENTIAL 2017

The World's Greatest Gathering Of 'All Things Unmanned' Will Get Expert Live Coverage! The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and their "Airborne-Unmann>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17: UAS Broadcast, College Drone Racing, XPO17 LIVE!

Also: Aeryon Labs, Northrop Grumman, XTAR Connectivity, Bowling Green Drones The broadcast platforms of tomorrow may well be unmanned... and 360 Designs has just introduced the Fly>[...]

Airborne 04.27.17: HondaJet Records, More UAL Fallout, Avenger Gathering

Also: Peggy Whitson!, AUVSI 2017 Live, Air Medical Group, Canadian Airports, GLO Bankrupt, WestJet, Second T-X A HondaJet has officially secured its first speed records over two re>[...]

Airborne 04.28.17: Perlan Mission II, DJI VR Goggles, Pilot... NOT!

Also: American Airlines, Airborne-NextGen, Biofuel, ATR 72-600, Gogo, Drone Drive, L3 Aviation Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider to the edge of space to colle>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC