What do you think will happen if SiriusXM go out of business?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by secrecyguy, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. secrecyguy

    secrecyguy Member

    What do you think will happen if SiriusXM go out of business?

    I just want to see what other people think will happen if they go out of business.

    I think most likely, they will end up going out of business.

    I feel another company may come in to buy them out considering how valuable their satellites are. It probably go back in business as a satellite radio business but it will not have as many channels as before because they probably end up using the bandwidth for other purpose.
  2. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    I think they will as well. I think it's a matter of "when" and not "if".
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    No, I am going to lend them a couple of billion everything will be just fine! LOL
  4. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    If Sirius/XM were to die, I'd listen to my MP3 player almost exclusively. As-is, corporate radio's damn near bankrupt, too.
  5. GAMER

    GAMER Member

    aside from news(all bad and depressing anyway) it will be pretty much all about the i pod!
  6. Schlep

    Schlep Member

  7. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I'll cry, mourn the loss, and be upset that my equipment is useless.

    Then I'll get over it.

    But it'd be pretty sad when/if this happens.
  8. downsj

    downsj Member

    Some other entity will buy the birds and the other technology required to provide another SDARS service. Probably advertisement supported w/ premium content, like we have with TV now.
  9. Bookworm

    Bookworm Member

    Well, my eight hour rides, four nights a week, will become extremely boring!!
  10. Mike Nassour

    Mike Nassour New Member

    It would be replaced within six months to a year by a commercial-supported service....

    ...probably owned by Clear Channel.

  11. no1hedberg

    no1hedberg Member

    I could see some of the big players currently involved, to pick up the pieces, at a fraction of the cost. They could launch under a new name. Probably support only one set of harware, keeping the bandwidth together like it was supposed to be from the beginning. I think most of their problems are short term. Seems like they could survive if they could get some financing for the short term debt they have. The government is in the mood to give away money lately. Maybe they could get a loan from them.
  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    When I first started driving a truck, I brought along cassettes. Then a portable CD player...:)

    After a while, I got bored of the music I brought, so I'd listen to the radio, that is until I'd have to change the channel. Night times weren't so bad, but day time was.

    Then I went through a time when I didn't listen to anything. Nothing at all. Hours of silents. Man was that dull...:(

    Then I got XM. My life has never been the same...:)
  13. XM Ruined It

    XM Ruined It New Member

    Artie will be dead in 3 months after they go under.
  14. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member

    I notice all your posts are very negative. Are you the admin over at Siriusly Screwed
  15. XM Ruined It

    XM Ruined It New Member

    Nope but thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out.
  16. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member

    No problem. Glad I could point you in the direction of a forum with your point of view!
  17. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I hope they do not go under , but if they did I think the NAB will offer a spot at the Table to Mel , and for me personally I will go to the internet for radio exclusively.
  18. speed_phreak

    speed_phreak New Member


    Thanks for the link rubin! I hadn't come across that site before..

    I don't know that i'm quite ready to cancel on Dec 17th, like the site admin is calling for, but he does make some very solid points. i truly hope sirius takes notice on how they have alienated their customers. scott greenstein should be fired IMMEDIATELY!!!!

    at the very least, i think this will get me to write some nasty letters to the SiriusXM corporate office!!!
  19. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    ... and there is the problem and why this campaign will surely fail. Most aren't going to call and cancel and if they don't there goes any real power that the site thinks they have over Sirius. The fact is Sirius is going to do what they are going to do.

    You'll get a much better reception by handling this in a manner in which Orbitcast and SiriusBuzz can do it. They have a relationship built with the company. A fly by night we site that suddenly pops up and is totally negative, just won't get far. Any changes that we get will be because of blogs like Orbitcast and SiriusBuzz and just individuals calling in with honest feedback, not threats of canceling.

    December 17 there will be a few cancellations, but not enough that Sirius will see it as anything more than normal churn.
  20. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I agree , because most subscribers do not read Orbitcast Sirius Buzz or on here. The ones who will cancel are die hard junkies who got robbed from the merger.

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