By Demian Russian
With Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) heading into Q1 2013 earnings, there was much to discuss on this month’s Satellite Radio Roundtable. Following is a transcript of the April, 2013 edition of Satellite Radio Roundtable (Part 1).
Host and Moderator
Demian Russian, Editor-in-Chief, Market Playground and Satellite Radio Playground
Spencer Osborne, Writer, SiriusBuzz and Seeking Alpha
Rick Aristotle Munnariz, Writer, The Motley Fool
Satellite Radio Roundtable — April, 2013 (Part 1)
Welcome to the April 2013 Satellite Radio Roundtable. Thanks for joining us. Pleased and honored! Thrilled to have you on the show. This is exciting. We’re going to be talking about Sirius XM satellite radio. We’ve got earnings being reported, Q1 earnings, on Tuesday, April 30th, that morning before the opening bell — so, we’ve got some things to talk about here. First, I want to go to you, Rick Aristotle Munnariz, and I want to talk about MySXM. We saw this officially launched by the company. They were late in their promise last year to even get it to the desktop. Eventually, we saw a few weeks later desktop and beta, then eventually beta on the mobile devices. Now we’re seeing an official launch, Android and iPhone capability there and also on the desktop out of beta. And also, recently, we’re seeing Sirius XM now include Internet radio with their OEM trials, BMW now the most recent one announced. What are your thoughts about all of this? Is this an opportunity for Sirius XM, or is this going to be offering their satellite radio subscribers training wheels to Internet radio where they say, “Hey, this Internet radio is great. Maybe I’ll go to a less expensive service like Pandora, Slacker, or even a free service from someone else.” What are your thoughts? Read More