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