Sirius and Dish Network

Agateman

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Now that it appears that Liberty and Mel K. are the winners, will Charlie Ergen take the SIRIUS music channels off of Dish Network?
 

jef

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Now that it appears that Liberty and Mel K. are the winners, will Charlie Ergen take the SIRIUS music channels off of Dish Network?

With Muzak in Chapter 11, I don't think he'll touch Sirius music until he has a stable alternative. It will all come down to whether he holds a grudge over how things progressed here.
 

sportboy

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I think its to early to tell who the winners are at this stage of the game. In due time, I think there will be changes with Sat. radio.
 
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kryptonite

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There's URGE and Music Choice as two options.

OTOH, DirecTV should still have XM, which is technically now Sirius XM. :p
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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With Muzak in Chapter 11, I don't think he'll touch Sirius music until he has a stable alternative. It will all come down to whether he holds a grudge over how things progressed here.

How could he hold a grudge? He has made something like $62 million dollars off this transaction.
 

TheScionicMan

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What purpose would it serve? I'd like to think the guy built a multi-billion fortune by conducting good business, not by having knee-jerk personal reactions. Did Ergen ever say he was trying to take over SiriusXM or was it all speculation by the "experts"?
 

jef

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Nope - I wasn't saying he was going to hold a grudge, just that it would be the only thing that I could see causing it to happen. Charlie likes money, and as long as the Sirius deal doesn't change much, I don't see Charlie doing anything but chilling.
 

jef

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Mind you, Dish Network also has "DishCD", although it's not as good as Sirius.

I believe that all non-Sirius music channels are supplied by Muzak. If there are others, they are a select few.
 

dlnester

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Just to let you know the Urge Music Channels are TERRIBLE. I have them on my cable and I wish I had Music Choice back. Heck I wouldn't mind if Sirius XM replaced the music stations with Music Choice!
 

jef

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Just to let you know the Urge Music Channels are TERRIBLE. I have them on my cable and I wish I had Music Choice back. Heck I wouldn't mind if Sirius XM replaced the music stations with Music Choice!

I think this is what my Mom has with Comcast - I had it on a week or two back when I was over at her place doing some work, and at least the heavy metal channel was a pretty decent mix.