Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sirius Denied Status As Pre-Existing Subcription Service

The way I interpret this, Dish and DirectTV customers will have to subscribe to Sirius or XM if they want to continue service. Despite denial status, this may turn out to be a positive...those who have been introduced to SatRad through satellite TV will now have to subscribe if they want to continue service.

Sirius Denied Status as a Pre-Existing Subscription Service
SatelliteRadioTechworld, Nov. 18

When the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was enacted in 1998 to establish a market-based standard for setting royalty rates, pre-existing subscription services were exempted. Specifically, there were three such services exempted: DMX operated by TCI Music; Music Choice operated by Digital Cable Radio Associates, and the DiSH Network operated by Muzak...

...The decision affects both Sirius and XM. It is difficult to disagree with the Register of Copyrights on this one.What does it all mean? Is Sirius (and XM) liable for additional royalties for the satellite radio programming on cable and satellite TV? Will this mean that satellite radio programming will disappear from the DiSH network and DirecTV? Satellite Radio TechWorld can't answer those questions. The providers were recently denied the opportunity to provide their programming on satellite TV in Canada...read more: here

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