11 Facts About Sirius XM


Sirius XM Holdings Inc is an American broadcasting company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City that provides satellite radio and online radio services operating in the United States.

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Sirius XM Radio is a primary entry point for the Emergency Alert System.

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In November 2001, Margolese stepped down as CEO, remaining as chairman until November 2003, with Sirius XM issuing a statement thanking him "for his great vision, leadership and dedication in creating both Sirius XM and the satellite radio industry".

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XM and Sirius XM executives felt the merger would lower programming costs by eliminating overlapping stations and duplicated marketing costs.

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Sirius XM offers trial subscriptions to new car owners, and then offers customers a variety of subscription options.

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Sirius XM announced on 17 January 2011 that it would place repeaters in those states and adjust three of its satellites to cover those areas.

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Sirius XM was succeeded by Eddy Hartenstein, former publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.

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Sirius XM hired AMC Networks Inc's Sean Sullivan as Chief Financial Officer.

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On 17 June 2009, Sirius XM released an application for use on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, allowing its subscribers to listen to its programming on those devices.

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The suit alleged Sirius XM Holdings was engaged in "misleading, unfair and deceptive acts or practices in violation of state consumer protection laws", Attorney General DeWine said.

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On 24 November 2010, XM Radio Canada and Sirius XM Canada announced that they would merge their services.

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