FCC Nixes Appeal Of Sirius, XM License Grants By Primosphere
March 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM (PT)
PRIMOSPHERE's attempt to revive its bid for a satellite radio license has been shot down by the FCC, which has denied an Application for Review of the 1997 auction in which SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO and XM SATELLITE RADIO won the two available licenses. PRIMOSPHERE appealed the grants and the denial of its application, and moved in 2004 to withdraw its application for review, only to move in 2007 to wihdraw the withdrawal, citing the merger application of SIRIUS and XM as a reason.
The FCC ruled that the grant of licenses to SIRIUS and XM and an appellate court affirmation of the grant rendered PRIMOSPHERE's appeal moot.
The Commission also proposed a $4,000 fine against ESCALANTE CITY, UT for a late license renewal application and unauthorized operation of FM translator K237AD/ESCALANTE, UT.