What do you think about this?
I am personally thrilled. I am a Sirius subscriber and love it. However i have been able to listen to XM as well. While Sirius is fantastic for news, Sports, & Talk, XM has them beat with music - There are more stations and programs for niche forms of music.
On the surface this looks like something the FCC would knock down in an instant because of antitrust issues. However there is much more competition to Sirius and XM than you might think (to be fair more external). You have HD Radio and now Wi-Fi radio. Also I think allowing the merger could trigger innovation and competition amongst other forms of electronic entertainment. For example the words "Ala carte" were used in the merger announcement. The Cable industry has done everything within its power to keep from going in that direction. If Sat radio is popular with that formula, consumers will demand ala carte for Cable/Sat Television. The Cable companies will be forced to offer it or make way for a company that will.
I really like this overall.