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I am new to this board and have been curious about the following:

My anecdotal surveys indicate that Sirius is now substantially outselling XM in the retail outlets that I have visited. It is my understanding that XM, as the earlier and better established company, gains a large portion of its subscription numbers from its deals with GM, Honda and other car manufacturers to place its receivers in their cars. These deals allow their subscription numbers to grow steadily despite what appears to me to be a growing consumer preference for Sirius.

My question is whether anyone on this board is familiar with anything about the contractual relationships between XM and GM or Honda or the other car manufacturers. For example, could GM change its mind and make Sirius available as an option or switch over to Sirius altogether? If it is contractually committed to only placing XM receivers in its cars, for how long is it committed to do so? Does anyone know? This is a question that may substantially impact Sirius's future subscription numbers and hence its future profits (when they come).
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