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Posts Tagged ‘Georg Szalai’

SIRIUS XM CEO Heralds ‘Exciting New Milestone’

The satellite radio service is all over the news wire this morning with coverage from David Lieberman (Deadline), Georg Szalai (The Hollywood Reporter), James Rogers (TheStreet.com) and others. The reason: a press release announcement by CEO Jim Meyer that SIRIUS has crossed the magical mark of 25 million subscribers.

What’s most interesting about all this, besides the morning stock bump if you’re a SIRIUS XM stakeholder, is the main source of the larger-than-expected Q2 2013 subscriber increase. From Lieberman’s report:

Most of SiriusXM’s new customers are auto buyers, and the company attributes much of its recent growth to the continued strength in that market. Sales in June were up 11.2% vs the same month last year, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15.98M, Automotive News reported.

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THR Adds London-Based International Business Editor

Here is about as plum an assignment as imaginable within the quadrangle of Hollywood trades. Beginning April 10, current Hollywood Reporter New York bureau chief and business editor Georg Szalai (pictured) will re-up in London as international business editor.

He will join senior staff member Stuart Kemp there, and be in close contact with other THR international contributors such as Scott Roxborough (Cologne) and Deborah Young (Rome). From today’s announcement:

“Georg is a first-rate business reporter whose breadth of knowledge and relationships on Wall Street remain an asset,” says THR editorial director Janice Min. “In his new role, he’ll expand The Reporter‘s reach as the global market becomes increasingly important to Hollywood and the entertainment industry overall.”

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