HD Radio Maker Fights XM/Sirius Merger
With 2007 passing without a decision on the merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, those on the pro- and anti-merger sides are continuing to court endorsements. Now opposing the merger is one of technology’s competitors: iBiquity, the company behind HD Radio technology.
According to the Web site Electronista.com, HD Radio is opposing the combination of XM and Sirius, unless they agree to one condition: to mandate that HD Radio receivers be included in boxes distributed by the combined company. The two satellite companies, at least so far, have shown no inclination to do so.
iBiquity made the request, according to the site, in a comment to the Federal Communications Commission, which is considering the XM/Sirius merger.