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Xm to remove 7 channels from their service offerings (confirmed)


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#1 OFFLINE   Cable Lover

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:48 PM

Is XM going to remove channels from D*? :eek:
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

yep just read it on satellite guys :)

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

yep just read it on satellite guys :)


You bes breakin it down :eek:
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:58 PM

This thread is kind of misleading. XM isn't just removing the channels from DirecTV, they are removing them from the XM service completely. Four channels will be leaving DirecTV, three more are leaving XM that aren't on DirecTV.

Leaving XM and DirecTV:
The Torch (829)
Special X (848)
Fuego (870)
Luna (873)

Leaving XM:
Music Lab (XM 51)
The Flow (XM 61)
On the Rocks (XM 79)

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for the clarification Jeremy, I thought this was some crazy merger fallout (not that there is a merger). Not that big of a deal, can we get the thread title changed?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:10 PM

This is all unconfirmed rumor for now. There's been nothing released from XM, that I could find.

http://xmradio.media...=press_releases

Though I wouldn't be surprised... I've never listened to any of those channels.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:14 PM

And if I'm not mistaken, these channels are not available on XM radios, they are (or were) only available on XM Online or DirecTV.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:15 PM

And if I'm not mistaken, these channels are not available on XM radios, they are (or were) only available on XM Online or DirecTV.


No, they are available on XM - some are just online, some are both radio and online.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:25 PM

Yep.. Thread title scared me... Let's change that... :D
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:35 PM

Satellite Guys made it seem like it was D* that was removing the channels. :eek:
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:37 PM

Satellite Guys made it seem like it was D* that was removing the channels. :eek:


No they didn't.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:01 PM

No, they are available on XM - some are just online, some are both radio and online.


None of those channels have been on XM... for YEARS. Litterally. They were XMRO (online) and Directv only channels they are removing.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:08 PM

None of those channels have been on XM... for YEARS. Litterally. They were XMRO (online) and Directv only channels they are removing.


Oh, sorry. Well shows how much I listened to them. I usually hang out around my presets.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

Oh, sorry. Well shows how much I listened to them. I usually hang out around my presets.


No need to apologize, they are all pretty much no-loss stations--especially considering when XM took them off the sats years ago, they went on auto-pilot anyway.

It is cool of them to leave these around for those who liked them while making room for "better" stations on their platform though. When Sirius cuts a station, thats it...done.

But you can only hold on for so long, I guess.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:12 PM

None of those channels have been on XM... for YEARS. Litterally. They were XMRO (online) and Directv only channels they are removing.

Yep... removed from XM satellites in March 2006 (or thereabouts).

I still miss Music Lab when driving.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

It is official. XM is completely removing their offerings for these 7 channels. DIRECTV has been given notice that this will happen tomorrow morning at 6am ET.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:14 PM

This thread is kind of misleading. XM isn't just removing the channels from DirecTV, they are removing them from the XM service completely. Four channels will be leaving DirecTV, three more are leaving XM that aren't on DirecTV.

Leaving XM and DirecTV:
The Torch (829)
Special X (848)
Fuego (870)
Luna (873)

Leaving XM:
Music Lab (XM 51)
The Flow (XM 61)
On the Rocks (XM 79)

I still don't know how anyone can tell what kind of music is on those channels (and others) based on some of the names they give them. :)

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:40 PM

And I for the life of me can't tell what the hell type of music an FM station that goes by the moniker of Laser, The Peak, The Lake, Kiss or Q102 plays. Who cares the name of the station, I care about the music they play. There is absolutely nothing wrong with XMs channel names and a lot of them make more since then you may think, unlike in the FM world what the moniker is loosely related to the stations call letters.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

I still don't know how anyone can tell what kind of music is on those channels (and others) based on some of the names they give them. :)


You mean like Lucy, Fred, and Ethel? And just where is Desi, anyway...

Actually, I hope they replace Special X with Fungus on DirecTV. Special X was just a weird station to begin with. I can't believe anyone would listen to it on a regular basis.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:45 AM

You mean like Lucy, Fred, and Ethel? And just where is Desi, anyway...

Actually, I hope they replace Special X with Fungus on DirecTV. Special X was just a weird station to begin with. I can't believe anyone would listen to it on a regular basis.


:lol: I was actually just thinking that to myself a few weeks ago - I flipped through looking for the "Ricky" station.




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