STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON THE SELECTION OF QUALIFIED ENTITIES FOR LEASES BY SIRIUS XM
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON THE SELECTION
OF QUALIFIED ENTITIES FOR LEASES BY SIRIUS XMI wish to congratulate the five awardees selected as qualified entities by Sirius XM. I
look forward to learning more about the content they plan to offer and the exciting programming
sure to come.
Today's announcement is the culmination of a long undertaking, and I'm pleased that the
roadmap the Commission and Sirius XM developed has achieved fruition. We worked together
to create a diligent process that enables the company to select diverse programming via a
thorough and transparent application and selection regime.
Through this endeavor, groups that have been historically underserved will be able to
enjoy a wider variety of creative and entertaining options on a national platform, and I am
looking forward to the launch of these new stations as soon as possible.