So, XM and Sirius, the US satellite radio operators have now merged so they can get on with combining their operations and their losses – a mere $83m for the last quarter. Phew. And some people think the UK radio industry’s in a bad way!
There’s a really interesting interview with Mel Karmazin – the new XM Sirius boss – at Orbitcast here. He was previously the boss of Sirius and the interview is 30 minutes of him talking to the main talent at XM – it’s really entertaining and a great way to understand some of the challenges that radio and premium content face.