That crashing sound you hear is another piece of Sirius’ business model falling apart. Sirius has got 3 three things going for it:
- Decent radio content you can’t find on other stations: sports, talk, Howard Stern
- Penetration in car audio
- It’s own pipe to mobile users outside of cell towers
Now that Slacker has teamed with ESPN on sports the first one just got a weaker. Pandora has done a similar thing with the comedy stations they added. Still not comparable to Sirius content but it’s a function of time. Sirius better hope that their pipes are needed by the mobile telcos because their walled garden of content is falling apart.