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The Bedford Report

February 01, 2011 08:46 ET

Radio Broadcasters Get a Break From the FCC as New Threats Appear

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Sirius XM & CBS Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - When Sirius officially hit the markets back in 2002, traditional terrestrial radio broadcasters no doubt considered the satellite radio provider as the "enemy." Satellite broadcasters had garnered substantially better results than their standard radio peers due in large part to its subscriber based service. However in recent years a new threat emerged which had begun to crunch the top lines of both satellite and conventional broadcasters: internet radio. While the FCC's latest net neutrality ruling has limited the viability of unlimited free radio over wireless internet, the rules are already drawing scrutiny. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Broadcasting-Radio Industry and provides research reports on Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Under the new rules, the FCC has allowed companies to charge fees for services that consume large amounts of bandwidth, which free internet radio does. This is a significant victory for subscription radio companies because it will ensure they do not cede a large portion of their market share. One area where analysts believe net neutrality will benefit the Broadcast Radio sector is in the new car market where automakers were beginning to add Wi-Fi to their new cars.

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Sirius has been in talks with the FCC in recent weeks arguing that the FCC should not extend a price freeze negotiated as part of the 2008 merger that formed the company. Sirius XM says it faces a lot more competition in the vehicle market than it did two years ago. The company mentioned HD Radio and iPhone/iPod connectivity to the dash as examples. Presently the cap is $12.95 per month.

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