NEW YORK - Satellite radio provider Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. said Tuesday it recently topped more than 3 million subscribers to its service and expects a strong finish for the year.
Sirius sells more than 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk shows and other programming to subscribers. The company, which recently launched a Martha Stewart channel and agreed to a multimillion deal with Howard Stern, didn't provide additional information about its subscriber count or expectations for the year in its statement Tuesday.
Rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. has more than 5 million U.S. subscribers.
Over 8 million PAYING for radio. I just don't get it.
I've heard that commercials are cropping up on some of the channels, so it isn't even ad-free any longer. With all the MP3 players, CDs, cassettes, and free radio available, it just doesn't make sense to me.