Stock analyst Stan Muse expects that it’ll take a year for the merged entity of XM and Sirius to start turning a profit. How will they do it? By utilizing newfound “leverage over the programming suppliers of the two companies.” Muse expects that as the “only game in town,” they be able to exceed Wal-Mart in terms of ruthless downward pressure on supplier costs.
RBR/TVBR observation: Good thing the merged entities won’t be a monopoly or anything. They’ll just be the only game in town, and will behave exactly like a monopoly. Great!