Merger mania is ramping up, with plenty of deal makers and deal breakers there.
Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio closed their long-awaited merger, ending a 17-month saga. The combined company, with more than 18.5 million subscribers, is now called Sirius XM Radio.
Sirius XM Radio will offer more than 300 programming channels spanning exclusive shows, such as those of Howard Stern and Oprah Winfrey, and a la carte programming. Subscribers will be able to select certain programs from each of the two former companies under one package.