The combined music offering by Sirius XM Radio Inc. is expected to be delayed by nearly two weeks, according to anonymous sources.
The new channel lineup, originally rumored for a November 5th release date, is said to include 50 music channels resulting from the combined resources of both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. It is unclear which channels will "survive" from either service.
Sirius XM Radio's combined lineup is now said to be scheduled for a November 14th launch date, the sources told Orbitcast. The full changeover of the channels will occur over that weekend, between Friday (11/14) and Monday (11/17).
This news comes on the heals of an additional - but small - round of layoffs of on-air staff (