RugbyD wrote:this event basically says to me that satellite radio is not viable yet as a commercial enterprise because it can't make money outside of a monopolistic environment.
I was thinking the same thing.
The problem is that the value added by not having commercials isn't enough to sustain the infrastructure required to operate the system.
The saddest part is- there are still commercials on the talk channels. Granted, it's only about 5-10 minutes every hour, but it chaps my hide that Sirius says they are 100% commercial free when they are not!
The music channels have no commercials, and Howard Stern only breaks for about 10 minutes out of every 90. However, the ESPN channel and the NFL channel do break somewhat frequently. Still, being able to listen to Howard on my way to work and Pardon the Interruption on the way home for my half hour commute makes it all worth it.
And now I'm going to have baseball too! Joy of joys!