Sirius XM: Its Free Music Counterparts Less Of A Threat

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatsp...its-free-music-counterparts-less-of-a-threat/

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    Sirius XM Targets a Different Market with Better Content

    Sirius XM’s key selling point is that it offers diverse and unique content spread over numerous channels comprising commercial free music, sports, talk shows, news stations, etc. Since the satellite radio provider’s business model is based on subscription fees, it is able to afford unique and exclusive content that separates it from other radio services. An example of its high quality content is The Howard Stern show hosted by the National Radio Hall of Famer, Howard Stern. On the other hand, players such as Pandora, Spotify and Songza only provide music to their listeners. Their unique selling points are centered on their abilities to build the most relevant playlists for users. Although their playlist building algorithms and music curation has boosted their subscriber growth, people interested in news and sport shows must look elsewhere for this content....................
     
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    "High quality content" and "Howard Stern Show" do not belong in the same sentence.
     
  3. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

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    But doesn't free podcasts compete with the non-music content that Sirius provides. For every talk show on Sirius, you can find a podcast that is comprehible.
     
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    Gilbert Gottfried's podcast is free and it's wonderful.
     
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    I don't think any new subscribers are looking for Howard.
     
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    commercial free

    They got a lot of nerve using that term. i dont think it means what they think it means.
     
  7. Nemo

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    Trefis Team
    would never lie!
    they are from M.I.T.
     
  8. Uncle Larry

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    These geniouses must not realize that a majority of the Sirius/XM subscribers don't even have access to the the high quality content provided by radio hall of famer Stern.
     
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    Their "news" channels are just a simulcast of fox and cnn tv. Repeated late night to boot. Crap corporation with crap hardware.