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If anything, they would try to differentiate each service in the market *even more* and remove redundancy, so to get the whole variety of channels, you would have to subscribe to both. It makes sense from a shareholders perspective; if XM and Sirius are both the same company, why spend resources having nearly identical Rock stations on both carriers? But if you put 80's and Metal Rock stations on XM and Top 40 and Punk Rock stations on Sirius, then listeners who enjoy all genres of rock have to make some painful decisions or (ideally) subscribe to both. And if you owned the entire satellite radio market, then there's no fear of your customers jumping to the competition, because there is none.