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  • 1. Satellite Radio Liz Kelley
  • 2. What is it?
    • A digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals.
    • Allows listeners to roam across an entire continent, listening to the same audio programming anywhere they go
  • 3. Worldspace Corporation
    • Satellite radio industry based in Washington
    • Has provided satellite radio in Asia, Africa and Europe since 1998
    • Worldspace was intended primarily for use in fixed locations, while the systems used by XM and Sirius are meant to reach U.S. listeners on the go.
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  • 5. XM Radio
    • Service includes 73 different music channels, 39 news, sports, talk and entertainment channels, 21 regional traffic and weather channels and 23 play-by-play sports channels
    • The company was founded in 1988 as American Mobile Radio Corporation.
    • The satellite service was officially launched on September 25, 2001
    • On July 29, 2008, XM and former competitor Sirius Satellite Radio formally completed their merger, forming Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
  • 6. Merging Together
    • On February 19, 2007, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would combine the two radio services
    • The merger would bring both companies a total of more than 18.5 million subscribers
    • In 1997 the FCC only granted two licenses and, in order to ensure a state of competition, decided that one of the holders would not be permitted to acquire control of the other
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  • 9. AM/FM Radio V. Satellite
    • Monthly Fee- Free
    • Listening availability- Very high
    • Portability- available with excellent quality
    • Regulations- Must follow FCC guidelines
    • $12.95 and up
    • Low to moderate
    • Available with poor to no signal
    • None
  • 10. Howard Stern
    • On October 6, 2004, Howard Stern announced on his show that he had signed a five-year deal with the satellite radio service Sirius.
    • There are no restrictions at all on Sirius radio unlike normal radio which has to follow FCC requirements
    • The FCC has tried in the past to expand its reach to regulate content to satellite radio and cable television, and its options are still open to attempt such in the future