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2016 – Satellite Radio – Snapshot

While multiple satellite radio companies have been started over the past decade, the only one currently operating is Sirius XM, based in the United States. Sirius XM had $## billion in revenue in…

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2015 – Satellite Radio

While multiple satellite radio companies have been started over the past decade, the only one currently operating is Sirius XM, based in the United States. Sirius XM had $4.57 billion in revenue in 2015.

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2013 – Satellite Radio

The estimated revenue for satellite radio increased ##% from $## billion in 2012 to $## billion in 2013. Sirius XM continues to be the sole revenue contributor to this industry sector. The company derived subscriber growth from installations in vehicles and homes and businesses. In Europe, France-based Onde Numerique last reported in November 2012 that it will launch its new satellite radio service in 2014 in about 140 cities.

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2012 – Satellite Radio

Revenue for satellite radio broadcasting is estimated at $## billion in 2012, a ##% increase from $## billion in 2011. Sirius XM continues to be the sole revenue generator in this industry segment. In Europe, Madrid-based Ondas Media confirmed that it has temporarily abandoned its plan to launch its own radio broadcasting satellite due to Europe’s ongoing economic challenges. However, the company’s French affiliate, Onde Numérique, still plans to introduce its service in France by 2013.

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2011 – Satellite Radio – Snapshot

The estimated revenue for satellite radio increased ##% from $## billion in 2010 to $## billion in 2011. Sirius XM is the sole contributor to the sector’s revenue for 2011, since WorldSpace exited the market in 2010 amid bankruptcy. Sirius XM continues to leverage its North American subscriber base through auto installations, while expanding into installations for homes, businesses, restaurants, and overseas.

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2010 – Satellite Radio – Snapshot

Revenue from satellite radio broadcasting in 2010 is estimated to be $## billion, a ##% increase over 2009. Following the bankruptcy and liquidation of WorldSpace, which had provided services globally, satellite radio is available only in North America. U.S.-based Sirius XM announced in November 2010 that it has more than 20 million subscribers despite operating in a difficult financial environment. The company attributes its…

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2009 – Satellite Radio – Snapshot

The digital audio radio services sector, known as satellite radio, experienced a slight decline in 2009 due to the sluggish economy and a poor year for the auto industry. Satellite radio revenue decreased to an estimated $## billion in 2009 compared to $## billion in 2008. It is expected that growth in the satellite radio market will continue to be closely tied to the economic situation in the United States, particularly to the negative impact of declining sales in the…

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2007 – Satellite Radio

Total 2007 revenue for digital audio radio services (DARS) or satellite radio is approximately $## billion, a ##% increase over 2006. This number is the sum of XM Satellite Radio ($## billion), SIRIUS Satellite Radio ($## million), and WorldSpace Satellite Radio ($## million).

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2005 – Satellite Radio

Revenue in 2005 for satellite radio was about $## billion, from three firms: XM Radio, reporting 2005 revenues of $## million; Sirius Satellite Radio, reporting 2005 revenues of $## million; and WorldSpace, reporting 2005 revenues of $## million. SIA’s estimate for this segment is not released separately from its DBS estimate.

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