Sirius Canada and XM Canada talk Merger

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by GreenHornet99, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. GreenHornet99

    GreenHornet99 Member

  2. syphix

    syphix Member

    Because the U.S. version worked out so well? ;)
  3. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I dont know about how the CRTC would respond to this. The CRTC by the way is the Canadian version of the FCC.
  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Who woulda known? I thought they merged with us.
  5. Snoozer

    Snoozer Well-Known Member

    Nope they are entirely diffrerent companines from the US counterparts. Don't ask me how that happened or works out because I still don't have a clue.
  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    The CRTC has no mandate that the SDARS spectrum be divided in 2. They granted 3 liscences (the 3rd to CHUM who never bothered starting a service -- it would have been a giant repeater network).

    The merger up here should be straight forward. Most likely XM Canada will buy Sirius Canada (opposite of the way it is in the states) since XM Canada is public and Sirius Canada is private.
  7. spaceghost

    spaceghost Member

    Simple. They're run as separate companies. I mean it's basically 2 entirely different sets of audiences... although they've done a shitty job. SIRIUS US has some canadian stations actual Canadians do not have access to... and american XM subscribers have NHL home ice... i mean it's our friggen national sport!
    But to be honest I'm up for a merger between the 2.. I might actually go out and buy a radio to use with my free sub.
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'll bet you five bucks to a toonie the Canadian merger goes through within six months if they decide to do it.
  9. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Is Iceberg available in Canada?
    I like Iceberg. Would like to hear it on the XM radios too.
  10. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Yes it is Iceberg is avalible in Canada and the US. They also have there own independent streaming website at
  11. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    They need to put Iceberg Radio on XM...:worried:

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  12. dleising

    dleising New Member

    Iceberg is a great channel on Sirius. Hope nothing happens to it. CBC 3 is great also.
  13. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

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