Wednesday, August 08, 2007

FCC chairman on-side with satellite radio's proposals

The proposed XM/Sirius merger is far from a done deal, but does seem to be edging closer to recieving FCC approval.

TWICE: FCC Chairman Pleased With Proposed Satellite Radio Pricing Plans

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin told reporters today he was pleased with the XM and Sirius decision to let customers choose which channels they wish to receive if the two satellite companies are allowed to merge, according to an AP report.
The comments were made at a monthly FCC press meeting where Martin reportedly said he was “pleased any time companies come forward with proposals that would give consumers more control over what they pay for.”
Martin would not say when the FCC might decide on the merger.

I read the National Association of Broadcasters' rebuttal to this proposition so you wouldn't have to. I can summarize their position thusly:


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