Looks like you satellite radio owners are one step closer to expanding your channel selection. The Justice Department today approved the merger of XM and Sirius more than a year after the two companies announced their plans to join forces.
According to the CNN report, the Department of Justice determined that an XM-Sirius merger was not anti-competitive because of the proliferation of other media outlets like the Internet, mp3 players, etc.
“Since we determined that there was no competition between the companies, we did not need to set any conditions as such,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett during a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon.
The FCC has yet to weigh in.
It’s unclear how the merger would affect pricing or content offerings, but the companies said last year that they would be willing to offer a so-called “a la carte” price plan where consumers could pick certain packages for less money.
You XM subscribers better get ready for some Ba Ba Booey!