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Let's Get This Deal Done in Time for Baseball Season

Posted By Conn Carroll On March 7, 2008 @ 10:33 am In Economics | Comments Disabled

As we noted last month [1], the announced merger between Sirius and XM is now over a year old. While FCC chairman Kevin Martin has hinted [2] that a decision may be out by the end of the first quarter, we hope that the Department of Justice won’t then claim that the dog ate their homework [3] on the deal.

Sirius Radio’s 6 million plus subscribers [4] were unable to follow their favorite baseball teams radio broadcasts last season since only XM carried MLB games. The government needs to get out of the way [5] so Sirius subscribers can better enjoy our national pastime this year.

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[1] last month: http://www.foundry.org/2008/02/20/fcc-blocking-innovation-for-over-a-year-now/

[2] has hinted: http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/martin-sirius-xm-decision-by-q1-still-face-very-high-hurdle.html

[3] dog ate their homework: http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/and-the-quote-of-the-week-goes-to.html

[4] 6 million plus subscribers: http://investor.sirius.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=224031

[5] needs to get out of the way: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Regulation/wm_FCC.cfm

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