NAB Releases Anti-Sat 'A La Carte' Study
August 7, 2007 at 11:05 AM (PT)
The NAB has released an analysis of the "a la carte" pricing plan recently offered by XM and SIRIUS. The NAB writes that "consumers will be charged higher prices-per-channel than they currently pay. The price-per-channel increases under a merged XM-SIRIUS would range from 40% to 188%."
"If 'a la carte' is intended to mean more choice and lower prices, XM and SIRIUS fail the test," said NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON.
NAB staff will be meeting with FCC Commissioners and FCC staff this afternoon to present the the pricing chart analysis. The analysis can be viewed here.