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More media consolidation: merger would create satellite radio monopoly

Reported by Chrish - March 25, 2008 -

From Common Cause:

"In a stunning decision, the Department of Justice has approved a merger between XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio – the only two companies operating in the satellite radio market.

Fortunately, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) still has to approve this merger before it can happen. We can’t let them follow the senseless path towards media concentration being paved by the Department of Justice.

If a merger of the only two companies in a market doesn’t create an absence of competition, what possibly could? That’s the question we must make the FCC face before this dangerous merger goes through."

"When the FCC granted satellite licenses to XM and Sirius, it was on the specific condition that the two companies would not merge."

Sign Common Cause's “Stop the XM-Sirius Merger” petition to the FCC today!