Friday, September 23, 2005

MTV AND VH1 Radio to Sirius?
XM is going to drop MTv and VH1 radio soon. In an interview with Eric Logan XM's VP of programming, Billboard's Phyllis Stark ask why they are going to drop these stations..
Q. Why have you decided to drop the MTV and VH1 audio channels from your channel lineup that have been there since your launch? A. They've been great partners, but this represents a natural evolution on our business where we are becoming less dependent on third party brands. In fact, our music brands are becoming now some of the most powerful music brands in America.

Now there is so rumors flying around that Sirius will pick these stations up, but Mel Karmazin has said over and over that Sirius is making the best home grown content. On the other hand BBC Radio 1 is not "home grown"

I personaly think the MTv Radio and VH1 are not something bring much at all, I think teens that if Sirius could get these stations on barter (no $ cost to Sirius) that would be good...
Just a rumor, who knows.. Read more at Orbitcast and Billboard Radio Monitor

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see this on Sirius, but I hope they do not pay much or anything for it

Fri Sep 23, 03:52:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need any of XM's leftovers. All they play is Top 40 music anyway...leave that crap for FM.

Fri Sep 23, 04:28:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous TJ said...

What good are these stations..

Fri Sep 23, 05:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Sirius is on track to having streaming video by mid-2006 it would only make sense for MTV to have a channel.

Fri Sep 23, 07:22:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Video is one thing but MTV radio is not video. Sirius has said that they will get video content from other sources like Disney, but they have said over and over it will start as a kid thing

Fri Sep 23, 08:44:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks! I'm a current XM sub, and soon to be future Sirius sub, and MTV & VH1 added nothing to XM! The same crap can be heard on "20 on 20" (Hits 1 for Sirius) or one of the other pop channels.... It would be a waste of bandwidth for Sirius, IMO!

Fri Sep 23, 09:31:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!!! I think that MTv and VH1 are not a fit on Satellite radio. They are just names on a station, and I think if Sirius adds them they better not replace anything to make room for them... Sirius hits once is a better station then Mtv radio or Vh1 radio..

Fri Sep 23, 09:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad XM has dropped Radio MTV and VH1 and I hope Sirius leaves them dead. The whole point of Satellite is so music fans can have an alternative to such media outlets.

Sat Sep 24, 03:05:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous NO MTV RADIO!! said...

I agree!

Sat Sep 24, 09:39:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous vote libertarian said...

Disclaimer: As an investor, I hope Sirius does not pay much for MTV or VH1. As a subscriber, I hope they don't change a station.

However, for the sake of discussion, couldn't Sirius re-brand on a couple of stations, but not change the music? Maybe Sirius hits could be MTV hits and the "lite" station could be VH1 Lite Music. It seems like it would bring awareness to Sirius, just like ESPN, CNN, E!, etc.

Sat Sep 24, 09:41:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to see XM radios pop up quite a bit on different MTV programs (and I rarely watch the channel), so it seems this could be a great promotional tool. I could take or leave the content.

Mon Sep 26, 07:55:00 AM EDT  

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