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No XM-Radio on AOL
Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:43 PM
I enjoyed listening while browsing. I suppose this is a result of the merger?
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:09 PM
"go in a different direction," signing a deal with CBS Radio.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:21 PM
AOL wanted to insert ads into the XM streams to help raise revenues to pay the higher royalties being assessed.
XM refused -- ad-free streams and channels sorta being their big selling point -- and both parties decided it was time to end the joint agreement.
AOL hooked up with CBS in order not only to add extra channels to their service to help replace the departed XMs, but also so as to outsource the selling of ads on all AOL Radio channels (a function CBS Radio's in-house sales staff will be assuming).
XM's own lower-bitrate XMRO service remains available for XM subscribers, as well as to non-subscribers willing to pony up $7.95/mo. for the online-only service:
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:56 PM
I liked some of the xm music channels on AOL as well. I don't think I will get xm because Sirius has a better variety for me. Be interesting to see what AOL will offer. I found this on clear channels music format they have some good stations to listen if you like listening to music on line Max. http://www.clearchan...c.com/formatlab
Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:46 PM