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A Sirius Rumor?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Richard King, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. Oct 2, 2003 #1 of 11
    Richard King

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    Rumors (and we do mean rumors) are circulating that EchoStar is eyeing Sirius, and may be putting together a bid for the satellite radio service.

    http://www.skyreport.com/#Story4
     
  2. Oct 2, 2003 #2 of 11
    Sam Spade

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    This would be cool, as I am a Sirius sub I wonder if they do this if I will get a discount.

    Dish Network needs to do something with their music stations they suck!

    From what I hear XM is partly owned by DirecTV so it does not surprise me to see dish for for sirius.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2003 #3 of 11
    Doug E

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    Or, better yet, set up a special tier on DISH (and dump Muzak) to offer the Sirius channels instead. Awesome!
     
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    GreyGhost00

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    There's no way Charlie would spend the $$ required to get Sirius. Plus the fact that it'd be a questionable business decision. This is likley a ploy designed to boost Sirius' stock price, nothing else.
     
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    Cyclone

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    There goes my hope for a 24/7 SuperDish theme song channel.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2003 #6 of 11
    Jacob S

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    It would seem like another way for Dish to diversify to create additional profit.
     
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    newsub

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    In case you didn't realize sirius is seriously hurting financially. At last check in July they still only have approxomatly(sp?) 200,000 subs compared to xm's over 1 million subs.So a transaction like this would give sirius more exposure plus it would make people like me who had xm realize that sirius is commercial free and change to them like i did. Even though it costs me $3 more per month it's worth it because I don't have to listen to commercials.
     
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    Mike D-CO5

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    Why cant Dish buy Xm instead. Why does Dish always have to be the underdog in this? Besides I have Xm already and would love to have them on my Dish music channels . Then I wouldn't have to take my radio receiver out of my car and place it in my house radio kit just to listen to Xm radio.
     
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    Jacob S

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    Because Dish could get Sirius a good bit cheaper I bet than XM and the sub count difference may not matter as much if they can get some get a lot more exposure, using some of that money they save on some good promotions to gain more subs.

    Having a large Dish Network dealerbase would help Dish increase Sirius sub counts.
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    No thanks Mike. I don't want Dish to get it's hands on XM, XM is doing just fine. I could just see Charlie doing some house cleaning moves to save money. I wouldn't mind XM channels on E* in theory, as long as the xL channels remain uncut, but I don't want any buyouts. I have no emotional ties to Sirius, I may get Sirius one day, but I would like them to remain independent.

    DirecTV is an investor in XM and has marketing agreements with them, most likely due to their GM ties, but the relationship is still there.
     
  11. Mike D-CO5

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    Aw........ shucks!!! :(
     
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