OLD Media Moves

Some upset with Sirius XM dropping Fox Business

January 13, 2009

Tyler Savery of Sirius Buzz writes about how some listeners to Fox Business Network on Sirius XM are upset that the channel has been dropped.

Savery writes, “At the end of 2008, XM subscribers lost Fox Business as part of their channel line-up. Interestingly, to this day, that article is still getting regular comments from subscribers indicating how big a part of their listening day Fox Business actually is. Unlike some other comments relating to content line-up changes, the response on the Fox Business article has had a majority of comments that are well thought out and well reasoned. In most cases, the stark difference between Fox Business and rivals such as CNBC and Bloomberg seems to be in the nature of the delivery of the shows. People like Fox Business because they say it is not dry and boring, and the show gives a fresh new flavor to what many times has been a boring subject.

“Cathy stated, ‘I am terribly disappointed that Fox Business News has been dropped. There really is nothing else like it or as good in my opinion. I listen to xm primarily for news and this channel was one of the main reasons I have an xm subscription. Please bring it back!!!’

“For his Part Peter said, ‘I also am extremely disappointed in this move. I have been a XM sub for well… just about since it started and ever since FBN started it is/was my wake up in the morning, my drive to work, my drive home, and any other time that I was not in reach of FBN on TV. I agree with numerous other posters here that they have a great and lively group of anchors in comparison to the alternative. Find a way to bring it back!'”

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