Sirius CEO Turns Up Heat In Merger Defense

Law360 (August 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. chief executive Mel Karmazin renewed his defense of his company's merger with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.—currently under scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission—with a Washington Times opinion piece Monday, saying the pending deal would enhance competition and benefit consumers.

“After our merger, we will not only offer more choice but will make choice cheaper,” he said, emphasizing consumer choice via a la carte programming, which would allow subscribers to select only those channels they wanted to pay for and hear....
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