Yesterday, I called the XM-Sirius merger approval a bit early. It’s now official.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog says the FCC gave its formal approval to the merger today, 3-2 right down party lines.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin tells Amy Schatz of the Wall Street Journal that an agreement in principle has been reached. XM and Sirius have agreed to pay $20 million in blackmail …. errrrr …. fines.
I’m hoping a formal announcement from both parties as to when subscribers can begin to listen to the expanded sports lineup. Once I hear something, expect to see it here.