GENEVA, Nov 5- The United States wants a global deal to reallocate parts of the radio spectrum for the next "5 G" generation of mobile devices, a boom in civilian drones and a worldwide flight tracking system, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, told a news conference that world powers would have...» Read More
The nation's largest radio broadcaster could be the largest media and entertainment sale in history. And if the deal doesn't go through, it's still a big deal. A big deal for shareholders, because if the buyout doesn't happen, the company is likely to be broken up (splitting the radio and outdoor advertising business) or we'll see a stock buyback.
The price of satellite radio offered by a merged Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio would be less than subscribing separately to both services, Sirius' chief executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday.
Satellite radio rivals XM and Sirius hope their bold merger plan doesn't fall on deaf ears in Washington, but there may be plenty of static from federal regulators.
British media company Chrysalis Group said on Monday it was considering the sale of its radio and music business as part of a full review into the division's future that would look at all options.
Air America Radio, a liberal talk radio network, said that it had reached a tentative agreement to be sold to the founder of a New York area real estate company.
Talk of a merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio has been churning for months now. 2006 was far from a stellar year for either satellite network, although both stocks are up 20% YTD – mostly on continued rumors of a merger. But is a merger between the two rivals in the cards? David Bank of RBC Capital Markets joined the “Squawk on the Street” team at the NYSE to talk about it.
Just hours after receiving an $83 million stock bonus from Sirius, Howard Stern has registered with the SEC to sell all 22.1 million shares.
Shares of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio are up today. The gains come on news that XM recorded positive cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter. Some traders are reacting to the news as if the worst of the companies’ struggle into the black are over. Maria Bartiromo had two analysts on “Closing Bell” who would beg to differ.
XM Satellite Radio said it ended 2006 with more than 7.6 million subscribers, after adding over 442,000 new net customers during the fourth quarter.
Shares of America's largest satellite operators were taking a tumble today. This is fueling new rumors about an inevitable merger between Sirius Satellite and XM Satellite--as the industry faces an onslaught of competition from Wi-fi devices to digital music players. Sirius stocks were down 31 cents at one point to $3.87 a share. and XM stocks were down 27 cents to $14.36 a share.
In an exclusive live interview on cnbc.com’s home page, the branding guru tells CNBC's Liz Claman what firms must remember to keep customer loyalty in 2007.
Today is the last day in CNBC’s "Biggest Loser" series – for now. This is where we look at stocks on the S&P that did badly this year--but could be in line for a turnaround. CNBC's Erin Burnett had RBC Capital Markets analyst David Bank on to talk about XM Satellite Radio. The stock is down 44% since January – but it rebounded about 28% last month.