Evening Headlines — 7/9/13

SiriusXM Reports 25 Million Subscribers
Thanks to strong automotive sales, SiriusXM released news this morning that it has added 715,000 net new subscribers in the second quarter, bringing its total subscribers to more than 25 million. The Company also announced that it was raising full-year guidance for total net subscriber additions to 1.5 million from its previous guidance of 1.4 million. The Company also reiterated its existing 2013 guidance for 1.6 million self-pay net subscriber additions. [Radio Ink]

Meredith Vieira Talker Gets Green Light For '14
Meredith Vieira’s daytime talk show is a "firm go" for fall 2014 broadcast syndication, distributor NBCUniversal is announcing this morning, even though the NBC Owned Television Stations have yet to make a firm commitment to carry the show. [TVNewsCheck]

DirecTV and Time Warner said to make power play for Hulu
As rumors have abounded about which company is going to get its hands on Hulu, it's looking like DirecTV and Time Warner Cable may be the runners-up. According to Bloomberg, DirecTV is said to have put in a follow-up bid to purchase the streaming video service, and Time Warner has reportedly followed up by offering to buy a stake in the company and become an investor alongside the owners. [CNET]

PBS revamps Wes Cowan's 'History Detectives'
PBS’ ”History Detectives” summer series is getting an extreme makeover for next year. The weekly summer series featuring three stories every episode will be replaced by four one-hour “HDSI – History Detectives Special Investigation” show, with each hour devoted to a single story. Cincinnati’s appraiser/auctioner and Enquirer contributor Wes Cowan will return along with University of Pennsylvania professor Tukufu Zuberi.  Not back for the revamped show are Elyse Luray, Gwendolyn Wright or Eduardo Pagan. [Cincinnati.com]


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