Satellite Radio Online

BOSTON (MainStreet) -- The coming weeks will see a continued push by online radio stations, music services and app-based content aggregators looking to take a bite out of satellite-based Sirius XM (SIRI ). It is also facing a challenge from cloud-based music services offered through such major tech players as Apple (AAPL ) and Google (GOOG ).

Sirius XM is not taking the ongoing, but still intensifying, wave of competition lightly. For months, it has been teasing an initiative it is calling Satellite Radio 2.0, a hardware upgrade about which there has been a lot of speculation, though not much detail. The beans were spilled last week when the FCC made various documents related to the initiative (due to be launched this quarter) public on its Web site.

Satellite-based Sirius XM radio pays Howard Stern more than $100 million a year as part of its 135 commercial-free channels. But there are still challengers chipping away at its more than 21 million subscribers.

Hardware features for the project codenamed "Lynx" are detailed in the documents. Among them is "universal docking capability, " the ability to "add accessories for your home, office, additional vehicles or even outdoors." Upgrades also include connectivity options using satellite, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB.

The broader range of connectivity offerings are likely a response to the growth of Internet radio stations, HD radio and the use of smartphones and tablets. The portability to move a receiver from the car and into a home or office could help boost retail sales and, perhaps, sway on-the-fence subscribers.

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Stern freebie kicks off new online radio service

Ten months after leaving the commercial airwaves for subscription-based Sirius Satellite Radio, shock jock Howard Stern is out to attract a broad new online audience with his first-ever free Internet broadcast.
Stern's four-hour-plus program will be made available live online at no charge for two days, October 25 and 26, to promote an Internet radio service Sirius is launching this week. A formal announcement was planned for Monday morning.
The new service offers more than 75 channels of CD-quality programming over the Internet--without the need to buy a Sirius satellite receiver--for a monthly subscription fee of $12

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